So, I was in Sheri's 5:30 pm RPM class yesterday. Getting used to this bad boy:
One of the women in the group was quite overweight & one of her friends announced to the teacher (& subsequently to the class) that she was really sore from yesterday's work out & that she was a beginner by all accounts of everything. Sheri came over & showed the newbie how to adjust her bike & get things going.
SIDE NOTE: can we talk about how those motion censored towel dispensers are the fucking worst & they never know I'm there & then you just look like an idiot waving at a machine?! This is the most frustrating reoccurring first world problem in my life.
While waiting & then approaching the contraption that I've come to abhor (the bike. I'm just talking about the bike) I hear Sheri approach the newbie & in no discreet voice praise her for getting up & coming to the class.
Sheri went on to tell the newbie how proud she was & encouraged her to let any of the staff here at the gym know if she needs motivation or had any questions, etc..
"You did a great job" she said
"I was really impressed by your drive" she said
"You are going to love your new life" she said.
"I am so excited for you. You're opening a new chapter in your life" she said... something like that (I'm paraphrasing. I didn't catch it word for word as I was waving at an inanimate object & praying to the gods of paper towels to please grant me the gift of sanitation)
Either way. I left the classroom feeling uncomfortable for the newbie. I mean, she wasn't showing any visible signs of annoyance & I do not at all doubt Sheri's genuine excitement for this woman, but I just know if it was me I would have been pretty embarrassed. Like, in the first place I would have threw my friend some mad shade for announcing my newbie status to the whole damn class. Secondly, I can only imagine how self-conscious I would have felt having my out of shape-ness pointed out to everyone by a professional.
IDK. I really.. I really just DK how I would have felt I guess.
Am I being over empathetic in a situation that does not merit it in this situation? I mean because there were plenty of people in the class that obviously come to the class all the time & really worked their asses off & they didn't get praised after the fact.
I'm probably just an asshole & she was just trying to be nice. But anyway...
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