and i thought i had it bad...hehe
we have pretty much the same equipment: two high beams, a low beam, 1 bars set, a non sprung floor, a tumbling strip, and a vault...i am so thankful i don't personally have to put up and take down all the equipment.
How long do you train for? is it limited because of where you train?
I can only train for 6hrs a week...
we do have limited training. I guess partly because we are a set up/pack up gym but also because we are a small club and we only hire the hall 2 afternoons a week plus saturday morning. the other days it is hired by other people such as dance classes etc.
I train 7 hours a week but we loose some of that time setting up etc.
the worst is when the hall is hired out for a party.... A month or so ago someone hired it for a party on a friday night and when we got there on Saturday morning for gym the hall was revolting. there was broken glass, bottle caps, ring pulls from cans, cigarette buts plus other stuff all over the floor inside and outside, the hall stank like beer, the floor was black and sticky and gross, they had grafitied all over the place, had broken into cupboards in the kitchen and stolen/smashed stuff - luckily they did not get into our equipment store room. we could not use the bathrooms because they were in such a mess. We had to mop and sweep the entire hall before we could set up any of our equipment and even after that it still felt gross to walk on!
my feet were so black when i went home. All in all it was very gross!!
We were not happy!