Chicago Bally Workout 185

June 30, 2009

cyclist
A tribute to the late Michael Jackson was staged at the South Loop Bally club, as the Reaction Cycling Class pedaled to Jacko’s tunes. However, we didn’t see anyone wearing a single, white glove. Plus, Janet didn’t show up to make a tearful speech. But there were a lot of dudes grabbing their crotches. Guess their Lycra® shorts were riding up.

Enjoy your workout.

michael-jackson


Chicago Bally Workout 184

June 29, 2009

kettlebell
Bally is offering Kettlebell Training at the South Loop club. Check out the professionally designed flyer above. Somebody needs some InDesign training. Anyway, members can receive 5 workouts for a whopping $249. For that amount of coin, you better receive a case of Ketel One too.

Enjoy your workout.

Kettlebell_Vodka
P.S., Here’s a 15-minute redesign of the flyer. If anyone at Bally wants the full-size version, leave a comment with an email address and we’ll send a pdf. Free of charge.

Kettlebell_Flyer


Chicago Bally Workout 183

June 28, 2009

badge_special
We saw the “security” dude at the South Loop Bally club again. Although we’re still not clear about his real role. He doesn’t wear a uniform, but he patrols the men’s locker room. He doesn’t appear to be a janitor, as he’s not sporting the custodial t-shirt either. Maybe he’s some sort of elite maintenance man, on call to handle emergency situations. We’ll call him S.W.A.T. – Special Weapons and Toilets.

Enjoy your workout.

swat


Chicago Bally Workout 182

June 27, 2009

pirate
Today we spotted a member who looked exactly like Captain Jack Sparrow – if the character had been played by Steve Buscemi versus Johnny Depp. The deepest circle of hell is reserved for betrayers and mutineers. But it’s still not as bad as the Bally men’s showers, mate.

Enjoy your workout.

weird_showers


Chicago Bally Workout 181

June 26, 2009

bodybuilding_supplement
Holy shit! Today we actually witnessed someone purchasing a giant container of supplements at Bally. The buyer, however, was a personal trainer. He likely used his employee discount.

Enjoy your workout.

Employee-Discounts


Chicago Bally Workout 180

June 25, 2009

F2D_4bottles
The Fruit2day® distributor was back at Bally today, doling out more freebies. But this time, it looked like the brand representative was only handing out products when you exited the club. Bally probably wanted to avoid dealing with all the inevitable empty bottles. But it didn’t prevent greedy members from making off like Carmen Miranda.

Enjoy your workout.

carmen-miranda


Chicago Bally Workout 179

June 24, 2009

bally-supplement
Bally is constantly holding special deals on supplements. The gigantic jars will be stacked on the reception desk or a nearby table, accompanied by a homemade sign hawking 50% OFF. We’ve never actually witnessed a member purchasing these items – on sale or at retail. Maybe Bally should hire Jose Canseco to make promotional appearances. The dude could use the work.

Enjoy your workout.

Canseco Boxes Boxing