Lets not kid ourselves gyms are for workouts, not working
Gyms are much in the news in Hong Kong at the moment, as the California Fitness collapse saga emphasises.We are now hearing proud, yes proud, accounts of how gyms or health clubs as they now like to be known are also being used as workspaces. Indeed some of these establishments are shamelessly encouraging this mixing of functions by installing offices, sorry that should be lounges, where club members can effortlessly slide from pumping iron to tapping away at their various electronic devises.That is not to say that injecting a big dollop of leisure activity into the day cannot enhance work performance. In my case I find that a long swim can clear the mind and help resolve lingering problems. But I most definitely do not intend to set up a poolside workstation on this pretext.