Just another addict

I am just having a sit down after yet another visit to the gym, as I left I noticed that our posh fitness centre is having yet another recruiting drive.

There is a poster offering a new mountain bike to anyone who joins before the weekend and a banner along the car park fence offering two months free to anyone who takes out 12 months membership.

It made me think; getting hooked on treadmills, cross trainers and rowing machines is a bit like a drug addiction. Like drug addicts, fitness addicts seem to like getting other people hooked with their addiction.

I’m not sure whether to tell my son-in-law about these special offers or to go and see my doctor and ask to be put into rehab.


About Jake

Long retired travel writer, author and freelance journalist. Educated at Wolverton Grammar and Greenwich Naval College. Happily married since 1958, with a married son and daughter, a married granddaughter and an adult grandson. Hobbies rock-climbing, dinghy racing and ocean racing. Still regularly working out in the gym.
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