I go to the gym about three times a week to run on the treadmill. One of my pet peeves is that the television choices are neither fish nor fowl; they’re a peculiar mixture of men’s and women’s programming.
To wit, here is what’s generally playing on the four screens, from left to right:
1. Oprah (for women and gay men)
2. ESPN (for hetero men)
3. Random club music videos (for women and gay men, except when a Shakira video is playing)
4. CNN (for both, I guess)
This makes for a disappointing experience for both genders.
There are tons of women-only gyms, and I can only assume that their TV lineup is more along the following lines:
3. Soap Operas & Sex and the City
4. Chick Flicks/Lifetime
Why not do the same for men? I played around with different lineups, and finally settled on the following base configuration:
3. Action Movies & Dumb Comedies
Of course, during specific periods of the year, one might vary this up. For example, during March Madness, every TV should be showing NCAA basketball games.
Alternately, you could have theme nights, such as the following lineup:
1. Die Hard
2. Die Harder
3. Die Hard With A Vengeance
4. Live Free Or Die Hard
This is a gift that just keeps giving…you could also do Rocky, Rambo, Terminator, Lethal Weapon, and many many more!
When I did a quick search on men-only gyms, I turned up a few small outfits like this one, but I’m guessing they lack the vision to show all four Die Hard movies simultaneously. Time to jump on this concept. And let me know when you do, so I can sign up. I can’t wait for “Deadliest Warrior” night!
And now, just for the hell of it, the Guyz Nite video for Die Hard: