The Gym is Open!



  • https://www.law360.com/articles/1259086

    U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been enjoying exclusive access to a private workout space at the court during the coronavirus pandemic, as her doctors have deemed her training sessions "essential to her well-being."

    The court said Wednesday that, at the 87-year-old justice’s request, it set aside "limited private space" by its health facility for her to use for her famous exercise regimen. In a statement, the court said "[t]he space is being used exclusively by the justice. No other justices are using the space, and the employee gym is closed to all users."

    The statement comes after Law360 reported Tuesday that Justice Ginsburg had still been holding her in-person workout sessions with longtime personal trainer Bryant Johnson during the coronavirus crisis, at a time when the Supreme Court has been closed to the public and oral arguments indefinitely postponed.

    In an interview with Law360, Johnson said that the two were taking precautions to wipe down equipment, wash their hands and keep their distance. He said that he had also canceled his appointments with his other clients and was only working with the justice.

    "Everybody's been shut down. The only reason why I didn't shut the justice down is because, hey, she ain't having it," said Johnson, who spent over 30 years in the U.S. Army and now works in D.C.'s federal district court. "She has that grandfather status to me and if she wants to train, that’s the least that I can do."



  • I wonder how much she benches.



  • @Klaus said in The Gym is Open!:

    I wonder how much she benches.

    Evidently more than all the other justices combined. She's there, and they're not. 🙂



  • True story - I know someone who works there (not a judge) and they gave me a personal tour one day when the building was 99.9% empty. It was cool to see all the various halls and rooms where so much history has taken place. [Shut up 89th, get to the point!] Ok.....anyway, at the very very very top of the building there is a full basketball court. Some joke it's the TRUE "highest court in the land". It was fun to get to see/walk around.



  • I wonder if they ever wager positions on cases when playing Horse.

    "No, that's what we said, that's what we agreed to: HALF COURT, RBG, or you gotta go pro-life next case."



  • Our gym reopened yesterday. I went there at 11pm. I'm glad I didn't go earlier. Around 60% of the machines are closed to maintain distance. Otherwise it's business as usual. At 11pm it was not a problem, but during the day I guess it sucks.



  • I've found that the gym sucks whatever the hour. I'd rather die young than go to one of those places.



  • @brenda said in The Gym is Open!:

    @Klaus said in The Gym is Open!:

    I wonder how much she benches.

    Evidently more than all the other justices combined. She's there, and they're not. 🙂

    The say the heaviest weight in the gym is the front door...


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