This is how holiday parties for fitness professionals usually go: take a bunch of people with healthy lifestyles and fairly low body fat percentages, add in 2 hours of open bar, and multiply by the number of people who are married with kids for whom the party is a "big night out" in the city.
It's a lot of fun, and being that we are a commercial gym, its interesting to see the people who work at our other facilities. It kind of gets that high school dance vibe, though.."oh, that's the staff from that gym". There is also a fair amount of male posturing going on, which is to be expected. You get a bunch of guys who tend to be a little Alpha-ish in a room together and there is bound to be a little of that. I never do such a thing, though. No, for sure not me.
Regardless, everyone always has fun. One of the strangest thing about working in a gym is when you see everyone in "real" clothes. Normal attire at the gym says Under Armour, Nike or LuLuLemon on it. Sometimes Adidas. Seeing these people dressed up can really throw you for a loop.
My direct co-workers and I will end up heading out after and having a few more libations with just our crew, which will be fun.
Hope you all have a great weekend! If you're going to enjoy some refreshments yourself, don't forget to lift some heavy shit before you do it!