I just wanna workout….


It’s Monday night, 10:30 p.m., I’m just leaving The Dolphin office after our meeting and I’m going to head down to the gym for a killer workout. Oh, wait…I CAN’T.

It’s Saturday morning around 9:15 a.m., I just had some granola with milk and a fresh banana, now I’m going to head to the gym and really crank out a good ab workout. Oh, wait…I CAN’T.

It’s Friday around 5 p.m. and I had a stressful day answering emails, finishing projects, and catching up on reading, so I’m going to go do some cardio to clear my head. Oh, wait…I CAN’T.

I think you get the idea. The gym has crappy hours and it’s frustrating. I can’t even tell you how many people I’ve talked to over the past three weeks and somehow we end up complaining about our schedules and how we have zero time to go to the gym, because the hours are totally ridiculous. On the weekdays it’s open 6 a.m. to 10 pm. Except Friday, it’s only open until 4:30 p.m….yeah, you read that right. So much for that pre-dinner workout. On Saturday, it’s open from noon to 6 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

Who wants to wait till noon on Saturday or Sunday to go to the gym? If I wait that long, I’ll already be in line at Chipotle for my mid-day burrito bowl, you feel me? THEN, it closes at 6 p.m.…what is that? WHAT IS THAT?

Because of these whacked up hours, I am unable to go to the gym on Monday, Tuesday, and sometimes Wednesday. That totally ruins my week. I need my “me” time at the gym, it’s the only way my body can function properly.

My housemate Shannon is behind me 100 percent. We have been gym buddies for a long time and now because of our different schedules and the disgustingly odd gym hours, we can’t sweat together anymore. THAT WAS QUALITY BONDING TIME WITH EACH OTHER.

The solution: Longer gym hours. Maybe 6 a.m. to midnight? Every day, if possible. Yes, I know that would require a work study to work but HELLO, I know so many people who are always looking for work study positions and never find one.

Or, we could solve all of these problems and give students swipe access to the gym anytime/anyday we want. I can do my squats in private at 11:30 p.m. if I want. Or, I can wake up early Saturday morning, eat a nice healthy breakfast, and then head over to the gym, get my sweat on, come back to my house and finish all my homework just in time to pre-game for the bars. Just saying.

I’m starting a petition.

All I wanna do is workout….