I've been getting a lot of questions about what the people are like that work out at David Barton. I don't know if you've heard but, apparently, Bellevue has a reputation for being a bit...snooty? I can tell you honestly that after living in L.A. for the last few years and working out there (occasionally...) I was way more intimidated walking into a gym there than I ever have been in Bellevue. Of course you'll see the occasional massive body builder, or someone who just tried out for Cirque De Soleil - one handed, headstand push-ups, anyone? - but mostly everyone else is...normal. The staff always welcomes me warmly and once, when I was having some serious trouble finishing up my last set of sit ups, a very sweet and ridiculously in shape gentleman walked up to me and said, "Don't worry, I hate those too. You can do it!" Now, would you call that snooty? I think not!
I finish up my second week on Saturday - week 2 recap to come but, until then, look at how pretty the gym is!
- Jacquie Perez