Tuesday, March 8, 2011


OK, just another couple of videos. These were taken March fourth. The guy who's working with me is Ian, who had just told me that he's leaving on the 19th...

Have I mentioned that I'm not real good with change?

So, the first video is "seated freestanding wall." I've posted pictures of that before. That obnoxious noise at the very end was the fire alarm. The yoga place next door is getting set up, and I think the contractors are a little bit sloppy. But hey! The local fire department is, literally, six doors away!

The next two -- well, try to ignore the fact that I look pregnant. It's the whole "lack of muscle tone" that I developed over the first few years. Those six pack abs? Mine look more like kegs. The machine that I'm on is called a "Total Gym." I think Chuck Norris was a celebrity spokesperson for them at one point. It's a good machine for doing knee bends on. They also generally have me doing some arm exercises. This isn't arm exercises.

And yes, it's a lot harder than it looks.

Now, on this last one, it's the last 30 seconds or so that I'm proud of...

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

SCI-FIT Changes

Major changes are happening at SCI-FIT, which I (of course) am leery of.

Leigh left during Christmas break. Moved back to Texas; apparently she had been really missing her family.

Friday, when I was in, José told me that he's leaving in May. His wife is four months pregnant, and her company offered her a position in Dallas, which is only a couple of hours travel from their families.

Today, when I was finishing the FES bike, Bianca told me that she's leaving the end of next week. She's been doing the same thing, basically, for the last 10 years; seven of the last 10 years has been as a facilities manager. She mentioned that she's been talking to Berkeley Bionics and Restorative Therapies. RT is the manufacturer/dealer of the FES bike. Berkeley Bionics is working on exoskeletons.

That leaves Jerry from the people that opened the gym.

Ian and Brent were hired in November, I believe. Over the last couple of weeks the gym got an intern, Britney. She's just on Fridays and Saturdays until her classes finish off in May, then, apparently, full-time. I'm not sure what's going to happen with her in the fall. A guy named Chris just got hired, too. I don't know anything about him. And another guy is supposed to start next week. I don't remember his name, but he apparently has a background in massage therapy. Both Ian and José say he reminds them of José.

So, the entire gym staff, basically, has completely changed since the last time you were here.

I'm not good with change. The good thing is, I suppose, that I very rarely work with Bianca. And that there are periods of overlap...

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