My first time at Gold's Gym, centre of the bodybuilding universe. I can't wait to have a workout here. I book a session, and the receptionist asks if it is my first time. I tell her I have done gym work before, but she looks unconvinced. She says she will get someone to look after me for my first session. I return to the desk after changing, and her jaw hits the floor. 'Just go in . . . ' she mumbles. Guess the sight of wall to wall muscle has changed her ideas. I pick a spot and start my warmup spiderman push-ups. A pec deck is free so I put on a small weight to begin, say 1000lbs for each pec, and start working out. Soon I am aware of the guys beginning to crowd round me. "Lady" one of them says "I can help you with this, if you do . . . . yadda yadda yadda . . . .". Soon they are all offering advice on what to do. "Guys" I say "that is great, but if truth be known I don't really need your help, as you can see.
All this pumping is making me sweat freely, it is a very hot