After a glimmer of hope, the on-again, off-again National Football League lockout went back on again last week, much to the dismay of NFL fans, players and coaches. Instead of training in their team's facility, players resumed working out wherever they could—perhaps even at your club.
Over the past few weeks, we've seen Jacksonville Jaguars at a Lifestyle Family Fitness, Philadelphia Eagles at a local aquatic and fitness center, St. Louis Rams at Emerge Fitness and a New Orleans Saints free agent at Elmwood Fitness Center.
Miami Dolphins have worked out at an LA Fitness in Miami, and an assortment of players from other teams, including New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, are working out with a personal trainer amongst senior citizens at a Miami-area JCC.
"Everyone here is really, really friendly," one NFL player says in this video shot at the JCC. "Besides them looking at us like we're giants, that's about it."
Have your members rubbed elbows with locked-out NFL players who are now locked in at your club? If so, how do they interact with them?
Autographs probably aren't the best way to go. Too much sweat would smear the ink.
(UPDATE: Several members of the Denver Broncos are working out at Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club, Greenwood Village, CO. Pictured above with group exercise instructor Sherri Weaver-Fast are Broncos Manny Ramirez, Zane Beadles and J.D. Walton, who had just completed Sherri's Bosu Complete class. Not pictured, but who also works out at Greenwood: Tim Tebow.)