My God Has an Awesome Body

Enter a new face on the Orange County fitness scene: the Holy Spirit Gym (119 E. 18th St. Costa Mesa, CA — former home of the now defunct Superbodies Gym). I was intrigued so I stopped by around 4:30pm on Sunday only to find them closed. The sign on the door indicated that they were open until 5:00pm on Sunday (that’s right, they’re open on the Sabbath) — but the door was locked and no one was around. Despite this, I was able to peak in and was a little surprised by the posted rules:

– No spaghetti straps
– No revealing tops
– No bare midriffs
– No short shorts
– Tennis or soft shoes only
– No jeans, overalls

Since it wasn’t mentioned, I’m left to assume that the rules apply equally to men and women. I have seen plenty of guys at the gym with bare midriffs, showing off their abs, but I’ve yet to see a guy wearing spaghetti straps. And short shorts tend to bind and be very uncomfortable. And what about sports bras — anyone checking to see that they are being worn? By the females I mean.

The fitness industry in OC is very competitive, though. Witness the prior tenants. On the other hand, maybe it is all a part of His plan — as the large banner on the rear wall proclaims “Our God is an Awesome God!” They say, though, God helps those who help themselves — so I suggest that the new owners at least keep their posted business hours.

Best wishes to the Holy Spirit Gym.

2 Comments so far

  1. dendrite (unregistered) on June 11th, 2006 @ 11:54 pm

    Well, where else are the ex-gays supposed to cruise?


  2. Michael Doss (unregistered) on June 12th, 2006 @ 4:26 pm

    I’m sure Jesus would only have worked out with other people just like him.



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