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Been exercising at Curves for several years and for the most part it's been a positive experience.  But lately, or at least since my hearing has deteriorated, I've had to ask the staff to raise the volume of the voice prompt to move to the next station.  The speakers aren't well placed, aiming at then center of the room instead of the circuit of exercise stations.  Maybe it's just the newbie on staff, but today I had to ask 3 times, and it still wasn't loud enough.  Turns out, she was raising it, then lowering it again.  I realize that the voice becomes annoying after having to listen to it for several hours, but if the staff remains this reticent to turn it up just for the half hour I'm there, maybe it's time for me to look for some other means of exercise that doesn't require voice cues.  Today I walked out before losing my temper, came home and took a walk around the block.  Big blocks where I live.  1 mile trip each time around.  Not very feasible during the winter, but for now it's just enough to work off a little steam.
Thanks for letting me vent. 

Date: 2012-06-02 03:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lothithil.livejournal.com
(((HaL))) she is a knucklehead.

You can vent to me anytime you need.

Date: 2012-06-02 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halavana.livejournal.com
Nah, not a knucklehead. Just a newbie not sure about what's the limit of allowable noise.

Date: 2012-06-02 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] siradaono.livejournal.com
I am losing my hearing and need aids, but won't get one yet. Expensive and I really don't listen to most of what people say anyway. I am That Old Guy ;-{>

Date: 2012-06-02 08:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] halavana.livejournal.com
Hey! I knew That Old Guy was someone I knew!!
You're right, they are very expensive, but definitely worth it. Now if only insurance companies would do their part...


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