You know how Cheers is the bar where everyone knows your name?
Well, Fitline’s like the gym equivalent of Cheers.
This was possibly the friendliest gym I’d ever been to. Anywhere.
(By the way, Sportschool = Gym in Dutch.)
It’s hard to keep an exercise routine going when you’re traveling around so much, so while I was visiting my Aunt Mimi in her small suburb in the Netherlands I finally had the chance to get some much needed workout time in. Before leaving to gorge myself on cheese in Paris and undoing all the good I did, of course.
There was a hangout area with free coffee, tea, water, and juice. Who doesn’t like that? It was great getting to know the other members over gossip and coffee after class.
This is the lovely Patrick. Loved his spunky Zumba and Club Yoga classes. Rachel, Lulu, and everyone else I took classes with were fantastic, too. Even though I don’t speak Dutch I picked up a few survival words to get me through. For the rest, the instructors were kind enough to throw in some English to make sure I didn’t trip over myself.
Gym Survival Dutch
Left = Links
Right = Rechts
Arm = Arm (woah, easy!)
Foot = Voet (pronounced fote)
Other side = Overkant
Up = Omhoog
Down = Omlaag
One, two, three = Een, twee, drie (for all other numbers just keep going until everyone else stops)
Great new equipment! Definitely more high tech than the YMCA back home.
Located in a historic building alongside the canal. Isn’t this the cutest Dutchiest gym ever?
A huge thank you to the kind folks at Fitline for letting me sneak into the gym during my visit! You were all such fun, positive people and made me feel at home. Also, your workouts kicked my lazy tourist butt. That was awesome. If you happen to be in Maassluis, or near any Fitline gym in Holland, go say hi and get your sweat on!