Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Fitness Challenge: Day 44
The stripper pole alerted me that this gym was different. While my fellow Brooklynites filed into a Crunch conditioning class, a pair of young women contorted themselves on a pole in the middle of the room.
While we looked on warily, they spun and gyrated. Then they took the pole down, our instructor came in and we started lifting weights.
I didn't see pole dancing on the class schedule, which had the usual mix of spin classes, yoga and weight training.
The large Park Slope gym has two floors and plenty of space to stretch to exercise, but a few quirks.
Towels are only at the front desk, not in the locker room. And some classes have assigned spots; you sign up and have to look for the little number on the floor.
But the class was exhausting, the equipment up to date and the locker rooms clean.