It really was about time: even if you squeezed both eyes shut, you couldn't miss the layer of dust in the ERV power room anymore. Therefore, the youth took a decision on 28. In a large-scale cleaning operation, the fitness room was turned upside down so that even those dead woodlice who had died there a long time ago could still be buried.
After all the ergometers and spinning bikes were stored in the boat hall, and we realized how big the weight room really is, we could finally reach for the cleaning rag and the dust mop. Only the music system had to stay in place, unfortunately, and soon U15 athletes and some B-juniors were heard scrubbing the equipment to "Fettes Brot". The A-juniors and the small remainder fled and began to take the ergometers apart. That also worked out perfectly. Just like cleaning or greasing the chain. The younger ones used the biggest machine available and blew away the dust on the flywheels of the ergometers with the help of the oversized air compressor. Only when it went to the assembly of the devices, these aroused the appearance, they did not have desire to be screwed together again. With brute force and two screwdrivers as levers they could be "persuaded" however in longer meetings nevertheless still to it. The two bicycle ergometers were spontaneously discarded due to noticeable rust stains. However, the first chairman had mercy, put the two back, with which they were still granted a time in the fitness room. The spinning wheels, meanwhile, managed to get rid of a few rusty spots. Even the big mirror was cleaned of all grease stains by a U15 athlete in single work. This was of course immediately noted on the checklist by attentive comrades. Finally, the weight room "only" had to be vacuumed and wiped clean. Since (unfortunately) there was only one vacuum cleaner and one mop for two A-juniors, the rest of the troop wisely set the table in the big hall and ordered pizza for everyone. Everyone – with one exception – even managed to wait to eat until everyone had their pizza ready in front of them. Aside from an overprinted Coke bottle (that, of course, was not(!) intended that this ended up with the U15 group), but there were no incidents during the lunch break. Now the ergometers had to be put back into the weight room, a few new posters had to be hung up and the rest had to be put back in place. It was found that even an uncomfortable job like cleaning up and cleaning together can be fun (which is not to say that the youth will now clean every Saturday). In this context then immediately a request to all those who want to use the weight room: Among other things, the youth have posted new weight room rules. Actually, the points on it are all self-evident, but the past has not always confirmed it. Therefore: please stick to it, then all subsequent users will also have their fun and the ERV youth will be spared from another cleaning of this room in the near future.