I just saw a post over on Donnie Jeter’s blog, where he talks about taking his Moleskine journal into the gym to “improve productivity”. I think whether or not this is a good idea depends on the gym, and it’s inhabitants. I know I’ve been in a few where this would be the cause of mocking laughter.
But it raises the question – what is the proper tool for recording thoughts in a gym? Phones and voice recorders don’t seem right – there’s no privacy. Pen and paper would have to carried from machine to treadmill to weight bench, and would have to be sweat proof.
At my company’s gym they used to hand out clip boards, which at least lent a medically official air to things.