The Gym at Chicksands

#1
Any of you guys know if the Gym at Chicksands is going to be extended or improved in any way? I know there are worse gyms but ours is really starting to take the p***!
We are the DCI afterall!

:)
 
#3
I take it the spams took all their Gucci kit with them when they buggered off then? Bloody ingrates did the same at Brawdy.
 
#4
I didn't think that there was anything wrong with the gym at Chickers, the only addition to it which would be nice is a swimming pool but the ones at Henlow and Hitchen sufficed. Plus the Rowney Warren is excellent for Running/cycling. Has something been taken out of it?
 
#5
There is at the moment a lack of working rowing machines, it's like a Concept Erg Graveyard in there. I guess I've been spoilt by private gyms! Hemlow gym is fantastic and you can use it and it's open 24 hours if you have a pass!
 
#8
Bloody fairies. Get out and get some time done on your feet. A press-up or two won't hurt.
Gyms are for gym queens.
 
#9
I am sure that this has got nothing to do with the preponderance of Crab Air PTI's on the site?

Do they still have their own RAF PTI office block up near the QMs, where they do the RAF specific fitness consultations? The RAF PT staff also need to get their full allocation of professional development courses under their belts in time. You would not want them to be disadvantaged would you?

Many of you Pongoes will not appreciate the additional effort required to ensure that JSPI and BAIC courses get their full allocation of fitness training per course :roll:

After all, it is still RAF Chicksands, you army types need to wake up and smell the de-caff!
 
#10
Would this be the same Chicksands that I recently spent a short time at?

The one with the superb type Z accommodation?
The one with a fantastic NAAFI with a shop that actually stays open until 10pm?
The one with a stunning officers' mess?
The one with an excellent WOs' and Sgts' mess?
The one with an all-ranks and families bar?
The one with a Costa Coffee (I know - I was stunned too)?
The one with a free (yes free) cinema at weekends?
The one with probably the best landscaped gardens on any barracks in the country?
The one where MPGS do the guarding keeping duties to an absolute minimum?
The one that is an hour (door to door) from central London?


.... and you are complaining that there aren't enough concept rowers when I counted 4 concept rowers in that gym only 3 weeks ago (as well as tons of other kit)? I also noticed that the six other people in the gym each evening weren't exactly queueing up for their turn on the rowers.

Can I suggest that you put in a posting preference for Bulford and experience the reality of life in the British Army.

Grrrr. Whingers really get my goat up.
 
#11
Hey chill love,

I only said there was a lack of rowers, I am a rower and they are all broken. Even in Iraq there were plenty of working Ergs to play with!
I love Chicksands, it's the best Camp I have been on, ( I have been around a while too before you accuse me of being a sprog)!
 
#13
She_Rah said:
Hey chill love,

I only said there was a lack of rowers, I am a rower and they are all broken. Even in Iraq there were plenty of working Ergs to play with!
I love Chicksands, it's the best Camp I have been on, ( I have been around a while too before you accuse me of being a sprog)!
When I had the pleasure of visiting Chicksands last year i was amazed at how civilised it was. Didn't see the Gym but if everything else was anything to go by it was a massive improvement on Ashford. Rowing machines in the desert?.....................stunned that we have our priorities right. I can see it now:

Lt Col Nuts - Morning Cpl, Boots fit? Mail getting through? Rations regular? Padre been round?

Cpl Wetarse - Feckin rowing machines got sand in it Col - have my PVR form!

Suggest you spend £939 of your well-earned on a Concept 2 (as recommended by Sir Steven Redgrave himself) and stop bloody whinging.

Chest lighter now thanks!
 
#14
Blimey, are you lot sensitive! I would love to buy my own Concept but have no where to keep it! In any event I don't have the money, (this is not a whinge about the salary of the Army Soldier before you all start)!
 
#18
I wouldn't worry too much about the gym equipt

any time I was in it the staff did a fine job helping me to breath through me skin
with only an upside down vaulting horse as an aid....

Need to lie down now
 
#20
She_Rah - Don't take it all personally, Chicksands has its good points, the gym is not one of them. Take it from me the Gym over in Henlow is fantastic, at the last count it had 6 rowing machines, and all were working. Everything there is modern and up to date, far more eqpt than CX. Your current CX Station (car) pass will be accepted at the gate in Henlow and it is only 7 minutes down the road from your current location. Gym is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, MTV on tap throughout the gym, but you will need to pop into see the PTIs during working hours to get yourself a proximity pass that gives you access. Swimming pool is good as well, sauna is OK and the tanning machine is great, bowling alley can also be fun.

But, this is an RAF station, now why can they do it, and we can't? I think money may be the prime driver here and they do have a Phys Ed Officer whose primary role in life is maintaining Gym and sporting facilities, make the best of what is in your locale?

Darth
 

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