Friday, February 4, 2011

TOXICITY at 24 hour Fitness

60 mins
Sunday nights have the strangest people in the sauna (hence I look forward to it and fit right in)

Monday nights the gym is super crowded and it nearly impossible to get a work out.  I find it more enjoyable to drink a few beers in the parking lot and the cook in the sauna anyway.

 When I got to the sauna it stunk.  This time it wasn't the normal stuffed up drain kind of funk, it was more of (festering hygiene old person kind of smell (lovely huh)  I lasted about 4 seconds before bailing to the steam room.
For some reason the steam room does not seem to get as hot as it use to.  I ended up climbing some wall not meant to be sat upon near the output pipe of the steam generator.  This put me in a spot about 10 degrees hotter than the rest of the room that is where I sat for about 45 mins.

Eventually I tried the sauna again and the smell had dissipated proving my suspicions were correct.

Nothing exciting I was in a hurry just getting a few minutes in after a workout 

90 mins
When I go to the sauna I usually soak in the hot tub for awhile and do some stretching.  I also like massaging my IT bands and calf's with the jets
Today I soaked for about 20 minutes.  Immediately after they totally quarantined the spa and didn't let any one else enter.  I need to pay more attention to my surroundings and maybe I shouldn't have drank 100oz of water in the sauna.. :) 

1 comment:

  1. That's a rather hilarious take of your sauna experiences so far. On a more serious note, since you seem to be invested in saunas perhaps you might want to have your own at the comfort of your home instead? You can look up infrared sauna units. This way you can enjoy the saunas without being bothered by other people.

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