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The Corporate Wellness Bible by Kate Cook

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36. Out there and doing it

I hate the gym. So, what are the alternatives?

I hate the music in gyms. I hate the smell of them. I don’t like the machines and they don’t like me. I only have to attempt to trot on the treadmill and I find myself getting spat off like Wile E. Coyote in another failed attempt to catch the Roadrunner!

I just don’t think the gym is beautiful. And, on top of that, no one talks to each other because they’re so busy doing exercise. OK, I know that’s what you’re supposed to be doing, but still. It’s all those mirrors, too. Everyone is so busy being narcissistic and it’s so dehumanising – loud music, bright lights, functional, high speed. You’re in and out of there with no connection to the rest of the human race. The ...

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