The light is dimming

So supposedly my gym had avoided being shut down by coming to some sort agreement to be taken over by Retro Fitness corporate.  If you would like to see the local news story that ran on the mess you can see it here.  When I walked into the gym today I immediately noticed that all the signage on the windows that had been up regarding fitness classes had been removed.  The manager was not behind the desk but one of the girls was and she was scrambling because the gym suddenly had no water.  They seemed to indicate they thought the water was turned off intentionally, perhaps because of non-payment of water bills but they were checking with others in the shopping plaza to see if they had water.

As I worked out I heard more information from other patrons that makes me think the story I was told by the manager about the salvation were not true.  One employee said that someone actually called the Retro corporate offices to confirm their takeover of the location and were told that was not true.  Then I heard that there is potentially a private entity interested in buying the gym but not under the Retro affiliation.  If that scenario played out the gym would likely be closed for an extended period of time.

I heard some employees have already contacted a lawyer about the non-payment of earnings so in a nutshell there is a lot of ugly shit going on, none of it makes me feel very hopeful about my lunchtime exercise future.  For now I just plan to keep showing up everyday and hoping when I pull on the door handle it still opens.

My bicep/tricep routine today went fine.  I tried to avoid movements that caused elbow tendon pain which is not easy to do nowadays.

Today’s Workout

5 minutes cardio/stretching

Strict chin ups x 10

Seated dumbbell overhead tricep extension – 50lbs x 10

Strict chin ups x 10

Seated dumbbell overhead tricep extension – 60lbs x 10

Strict chin ups x 10

Seated dumbbell overhead tricep extension – 70lbs x 8

Standing dumbbell preacher curl – 25lbs x 10

Standing supinated grip tricep push down – 45lbs x 10

Standing dumbbell preacher curl – 30lbs x 10

Standing supinated grip tricep push down – 45lbs x 10

Standing dumbbell preacher curl – 35lbs x 8

Standing supinated grip tricep push down – 60lbs x 10

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