I’ve talked about it here, what I do for work. My work as Group Fitness Director is awesome. I think one of the coolest things about the work, besides getting to teach a ton of group fitness classes…
…is that no two days are the same. And I think when I “became an adult,” a phrase I really use loosely, one of my biggest fears was that I would get sucked into a profession, where I was doing the same thing every single day. The thought of doing something that wouldn’t allow me to be on my feet or would be the same drudgery day in and day out really scared me, and thinking back, it’s something that has scared me since childhood. I distinctly remember being in high school, where the most variety we had was A-day B-Day scheduling, being terrified that this was what real life might be like. Thankfully, years later, the Y presented itself as an amazing opportunity, and it was clear that no two days were the same.
Which is mostly really cool.
Tonight, I closed the building, which all directors do once a week. I don’t mind, and usually, instead of sitting in front of my laptop the entire night, I run around, doing little projects or putting out little fires. So tonight was no different. I set up the prenatal yoga class, tore it down, visited the Zumba, Vinyasa, and Cycle classes, and checked on the kid downstairs who came in last minute for us.
Close to closing though, we ran into a rather large snafu. Somewhere along the way, someone gave a member the wrong keys, and the member took the keys home, leaving another member with the wrong keys.
Launch full-blown investigation.
From the wrong keys, I was able to gather that the member was actually a member of a Y in Greater Charlotte. I called the Siskey YMCA and begged for them to call the members emergency contact based on the info I gave them. They did. His parents confirmed that those were their son’s keys, and gave me their blessing to call him. I called, we figured out that he had the wrong keys, and in a snap-decision judgement, I took off, went to the members home, and swapped out the keys.
To say that today wasn’t dull is the understatement of the entire century. Here’s to tomorrow being the most boring, mundane, and dull day January 2016 has ever seen.
What do YOU do for work?
What does your day consist of?