Hey Guys, We’re In Trouble

If you’re a guy, reading this may save your life. Ladies, you should read this because you’ll thoroughly enjoy the perspective.

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Guys, we’re in trouble. Throughout history men have been the dominant gender because of our advantage in size and muscle mass. I think that may be changing. In my never-ending quest to live forever I’m continually trying to stay in shape. Recently I joined a new gym. I tried a couple classes that approximate Cross Fit. Do you know who’s in these classes? Women. Every class, no matter how physically challenging, is about 80% women. Typically you think of fitness classes at a gym and you think of women in fluorescent spandex jumping around to peppy music like this:

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That may have been true twenty years ago. The women in classes at gyms now aren’t “normal” women though. They’re some sort of super-breed of women. You know who’s going to survive the Zombie apocalypse? Female fitness instructors and their followers. Guys, we can do curls and chest presses all we want, but I’m telling you, the women in these classes can kick our asses. These women are doing chin-ups and juggling medicine balls in time to music while standing on one foot. If the women at gyms across the country decided to band together and take over the country there would be nothing we could do about it. We can’t even out-run them.

Some of you more crass and low-brow type of guys might be thinking, “But Phil, isn’t it awesome being in a class full of fit women in yoga pants?” No. No it’s not. It’s awful. Imagine yourself in a room with walls that are completely mirrors. Imagine everyone in the room moving fluidly and smoothly around you. Now imagine yourself flopping around on the floor, gasping for breath like a fish that’s been tossed on the deck of a boat. And you can see yourself in the mirrored wall. And everyone else can see you in the mirrored wall. It feels like that dream where you find yourself in public in your underwear and there’s nowhere to hide.

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That picture above is how I feel after every class. Like I said, I’m not looking around at any one else. I’m just trying to survive. Guys, the reason we should be worried is 1) I’m convinced all the women are more physically fit than us. (You know, fantasy football isn’t exercise) and 2) About 20 minutes after the class ends and I can breathe normally, I feel like kicking the crap out of somebody for the rest of the day. I don’t care how attractive they are; I want no part of a pre-menstrual woman with more muscle mass than me. What if more and more women do these classes? And what if at one of the classes they realize that they don’t need us to open their jars anymore?

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You know what? Screw the Marines, Special Forces and Navy Seals. If President Obama and the rest of the civilized world want to obliterate ISIS once and for all, they just need an army of fitness instructors and their followers. That would be the real definition of terror. Guys, for the good of all of us and for the survival of the male species I’ll continue to attend these classes in the hope of at least gathering intel so we know when the women plan to take over.  Wish me luck.

As always, if you enjoyed #ThePhilFactor or just hope to survive the Aerobics Apocalypse, feel free to share by hitting the Facebook, Twitter, or re-blog buttons below. Have a great weekend! ~Phil

16 responses to “Hey Guys, We’re In Trouble

  1. Spot on! You better keep going to those classes to represent. Have you tried a spin class yet? You may pass out and fall off the bike but at least your last image will be of a chicks booty in small spandex shorts pointing back at you!

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  2. Oh man, the aqua aerobics statement is spot on!

    I am just not cut out for group exercise. Or solo. Or exercise at all 😉

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  3. I really enjoyed this 😉

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  4. Be afraid … be very, very afraid.

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  5. I don’t think I’m cut out for the marines or world take over, but I can tell you that I do work out every day while my husband does something akin to the sputtering on the floor thing, whether he’s exercising or not. I still need him to open my jars though.

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  6. Great post! You’re not the only man to have had these thoughts – check out this book http://www.amazon.com/Yoga-Sutras-Tale-Spiritual-Enlightenment-ebook/dp/B00JORDJ94 . It’s about a British guy, Dave, who finds he’s the only man at a yoga class. It’s very funny. Right, must dash! Have to get changed for my Ashtanga yoga class now 😉

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  7. FUNNY!!!! Love that baby picture! Love the fish flopping around on the deck. Loved this post!!

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  8. Reblogged this on Words and other such dilemmas and commented:
    As always, Phil offers a fresh perspective…

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