Friday, May 08, 2015
When The Sun Comes Out, The Gym Empties
I've come to the end of another rough week. I recently learned that Jack, a dear man who was a former member of the church I used to attend, has passed on. Closer to home, doctors have stated they can do no more for my step mom. She's on life support at the moment.
As for the gym, the weather has played a part in low attendance. Yesterday, the temperatures were in the 80s, and they are expected to be the same today. Only Sanita and her brother Julius have been showing up regularly. Between the two, Sanita is the more athletic and aggressive person. She gets on her brother for not training hard enough. "Julius thinks boxing is just boxing, but doesn't realize there's a workout part to it," she told me. Y'all don't know how happy I was to hear that one kid in the gym understands that.
Star came in once during this week, and she told me she'll be missing some days due to a family vacation. I remain mystified at Kishawn and Kemarion's absences since their dads were so hyped up about getting their boys trained in the sweet science. I have a couple of kids who signed up, but have yet to show their faces in the gym. Angelique appears to have dropped out completely. Kody shows up on and off. Just like Terrance, Kody appears to love the idea of fighting, but is not disciplined enough to put the work in.
Mike, a fitness instructor at the park, told me that I'll probably see better and consistent attendance in the adult boxing class when it begins next month. When people have to pay for something, they tend to make an effort to be present.
I was told that a guy dressed in red was looking for me yesterday. "I was downstairs the whole time," I said, wondering why the man wasn't directed to see me. The guy expressed surprise when told that the boxing coach is a woman. "For real? This I got to see!" the man said. I don't know if I'm in the mood to see someone who is surprised by that, but I am curious.