It is difficult for me to end a professional relationship whether it be with a hairstylist or a plumber. I have been known to tolerate inept work simply because I don't want to hurt feelings. Part of me worried that I would have a difficult time switching gyms because I wouldn't feel comfortable severing the relationship. As it turns out, it was easier than I anticipated!
Last week I was still
suffering from the affects of the swarming yellow jackets. My welts were
itchy and raw. I felt toxic and the epinephrine administered at the
hospital on Sunday kept my heart rate elevated through Wednesday.
Needless to say, I was forced to cancel my training sessions.
left a message on Sunday explaining that I was advised not to exercise
for the coming week. I cancelled my sessions and asked about the
rescheduling policy. I received a curt email informing me that I would
not be permitted to reschedule my training sessions because they have a
"no cancellation, no exception policy." Of course, they would be willing
to waive the exception policy if I was planning to renew my contract.
break-up with the facility was made easy by their communication. I
responded with a succinct "screw you" followed by an explanation that I
have not given up on myself, but I have abandoned all confidence in
their abilities to help me achieve my goals. Pressing the send button
The past few days I have been investigating new fitness
facilities. After numerous tours and interviews, I am delighted that I
found a gym that suits me. I felt at ease during the tour, liked the
staff, and was thrilled that the clientele were not all sporting
perfectly sculpted bodies. I felt comfortable, which is something that
was lacking at my previous facility. I was impressed that the head
trainer asked if he could contact my prosthetist for information
concerning my prosthetic and working with an amputee. I certainly never
expected a trainer to have experience with an amputee, but I am
encouraged by his willingness to learn!
In addition to unlimited sessions with a personal trainer, my
membership entitles me to participate in a variety of fitness classes.
When I first embarked on my fitness quest, I chose a private gym because I
felt uncomfortable working out in front of other people. As my
confidence and competence have increased, I am no longer concerned about
how I look working out. I may be pudgy, have one leg, and uncoordinated,
but I will be working out with a lot of enthusiasm!
Today I will be going for my first session and fitness
class. I am looking forward to continuing my training. Wish me luck. I
know I can do this!