This morning at 5am the Sewickley Y opened! I was excited and nervous for my first time back to the gym. I read an e-mail they sent out and watched a YouTube video showcasing how things have changed at the Y, and what to expect upon your first visit.
I arrived around 10:00am, and I had to sign off on a new wavier, get my temperature checked, and wear a mask in the lobby. The front desk attendant is protected by a glass barrier. When you enter the cardio and strength training machine area, you have to pick up a clean towel, and then follow the arrows to the machines. If a machine has a reserved sign on it, then you cannot use it as it is being reserved for someone who called a head, and reserved the machine.
I approached a treadmill without a sign, I cleaned off the treadmill, took off my mask and walked/ran on the treadmill for a bit, cleaned it off, and appraoched a stairclimber without a reserve sign on it, and got on the machine and climbed the stairs for 10 mins (I can’t do anymore it’s so tiring, but good). Then approached an elliptical that didn’t have a reserve sign on it, and planned to do that for 10 mins as well. As I was finishing up, my 10 mins the owner came by and I told her I was just finishing up and had a minute left. She explained to me these are for reserve and it best to call a head and reserve a machine, if you know the time that you are going to be coming in. I figured it is better to be accommodating then be an ass, so I said, “I will remember do that next time. We are all in this together.” I got off the machine and cleaned it. I picked up my belongings and figured I did enough cardio. I will do weights for the rest of my time. I have been so accommodating throughout this whole COVID-19 situation and precaution, but I think if someone is utilizing the machine, they should tell the person who is reserving the machine that they are unable to book it at that particular time, and do it in half hour increments. It shouldn’t be a big deal if you don’t reserve a machine, but whatever, that is just my opinion. I didn’t want to get it into it, and be rude, so I just let it slide.
When I got home, I made sure to call them and have ask to reserve the elliptical for 10am on Wednesday! Andrew and I were still figuring out our login information and you cannot reserve a machine through the app. 🙂 It will be okay, we will get through this. This is may be the “new” normal until there is a vaccine, so I guess I will just have to reserve a machine and see how it goes. I just wonder what if you use multiple machines, shall I just reserve the machines that I want to use in half hour increments before going to the gym? I am sure I will figure it out the next time and be more confident the more I go.
I went walking with Drew during his lunch break, then got showered and hung out the rest of the day. I was feeling so fatigued. I must not be used to working out that much, and need to get back into it again. Drew cooked out on the grill for dinner; chicken thighs and wings. I made some asparagus on the stove and it was early to bed for me.