I Hate the Gym

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Simon and Schuster, 2005 - Humor - 99 pages
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Most of us would rather give up bread than step on a treadmill, but there are basics to consider - good health, fitting into a favourite pair of jeans, attracting a mate, feeling fit. Whatever the incentive that draws people to the most unappealing place on Earth, getting to the gym is less than half the battle. Once there, navigating the sea of distasteful sights, sounds and smells can be a horrifying experience. The gym is a minefield of people you'd rather not stand next to on the underground let alone share a sweaty machine with. In I HATE THE GYM, seasoned sitcom writer Jessica Kaminsky shares her tips on getting through a trip to the fortress of evil relatively unscathed. Tips include:
* The half-hour rule (doesn't matter what you do, if you stay for thirty minutes, it counts as a workout)
* Reward systems (thirty minutes equals carte blanche to eat and drink whatever you want)
* Identifying the players (from the prison warden to the bored housewife)
* Surviving the classes (beware the territorial spinners and aggressive yogis) and more!

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The gym, for Kaminsky, is "the epicenter of evil," and those who share this view will laugh their way through this viciously funny, step-by-step tour through a place "chock full of sights, smells, and ... Read full review


Induction into the Club
Penance for a Flabby Ass
The First Hurdle
Navigating the Minefield
Lowering the Bar One Outfit at a Time
Lettin It All Hang Out
Valley of the Balls
Wipe It Down
Much Ado About Nautilus
High School Revisited
To Swim or Snot to Swim
Wheatgrass Enemy of the People 82

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Jessica Kaminskyhas written for a number of successful sitcoms, including Just Shoot Me! The author ofI Hate the Gym,she lives in Los Angeles with her husband and son.

Robert Muchamore was born in London in 1972 and used to work as a private investigator. CHERUB" "is his first series and is published in more than twenty countries. For more on the series, check out CherubCampus.com/usa.

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