After almost a week of putting off what I knew I needed to do, I went to the gym to discuss what happened by the pool. I found several reasons not to go, but I began feeling better about it when I finally did.
It was my hope that the folks in charge would show empathy, and they didn’t let me down. I spoke to the manager who seemed genuinely concerned. He let me tell him everything. He even hugged me when I cried a little. (Who knew I’d still be so emotional about it so long after it occurred?)
He suggested that I speak to the director too so I did that last night. And just like the manager, he was incredibly supportive. He made it absolutely clear that he wants the people working out in his gym to feel safe and comfortable and confident, and after a conversation that lasted for almost an hour, I walked away feeling confident about my choice to continue my membership there.
I’ll see how it goes over the next month, and if I have concerns or issues I’ll feel comfortable making them aware of them. That’s important to me, and it felt as though it was important to them too. I know they can’t control what people say or do inside the club, but they did make it clear that I won’t have to put up with people taking pictures of me while I’m working out. That part is most important to me . I’ll deal with the rest, and I’ll move forward confidently.
On a side note: Someone here reached out to EFC on my behalf. While I was surprised to hear it, I’d like to say thank you to whoever took the time to do that. You didn’t have to, and I appreciate you.
After the gym, I did some Christmas shopping before coming home to get some things done. I have a lot to do before I head to Colorado for Christmas. My plan for today is to participate in a Zumba class before lunch.
What are your plans for the rest of the week? What kind of workout will you do today?