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Hardcore Training

They take training seriously in Texas

What do you mean, you go to Curves? 24 Hour Fitness? LA Fitness? That’s sissy talk. Around these here parts, we take physical fitness seriously. That’s right. We are hardcore, hence the name.

I haven’t actually been inside Hardcore Fitness, I merely snapped this shot as we drove by, but it’s all too easy to envision a Spartan interior, with plenty of cement and jutting corners. The dressing room benches are cold hard slabs, nothing cushy anywhere. Cold showers, for sure, and let’s not forget the lurching, no-necked, roid-filled trainers with monosyllabic names who barely move their lips when they talk, and sound more like grunting elks than humans. You rarely understand what they say, but are too afraid to ask for explanations.

Of course, this being 2009, they now have a day spa, and a juice bar…

Tui Snider
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  1. That picture puts real fear into my head!

    Me, too! It’s just so stark and creepy! ~Tui

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