Solitary yoga is so yesterday, our beautiful local gym is now opening along with its beautiful freshly scrubbed Art Deco marble swimming pool.
Louise the manager has been there for the duration in what can be a very spooky venue while empty. She freely admitted to singing as she flushed the shower water each day and talking to the statue in the swimming pool of a merchild and two dolphins. It must have felt a little like being in a version of The Shining, but the brave girl battled through to have the place in a state of readiness for us.
All is well and as I wiped a tear from my eye she showed me proudly round the sanitised building and I felt my second home was again opening its doors to us all.
Booking on line is a must. You’ll have an hour bar five minutes for them to sanitise between ‘shifts’. You’ll see, like everywhere, marks on the floor for ‘social distancing’ or personal space as I prefer to call it. There is a strict one way system and a preference you go home to shower as only four people are allowed in the shower rooms at any one time and realistically it’ll be to use the lockers. Classes are on but again you must book and there is limited availability as obviously those dang rules will mean half capacity.
Also now there is the new spinning room that was just ready the day before lockdown. The new baby has all sorts of gadgets including some, well er, disco lighting. Only three at a time there at the moment darn it and no instructor, so all that is on screen.
The spa is not open yet but Louise says that is on the horizon so fear not my birdies we will soon be able to get a sauna!
So just crack on now and enjoy feeling that we are back. No more nonsense and stiff upper lip chaps return to your kingdom of health! Meet up with your pals again and more than anything just enjoy.