When you last heard from me I had given the old Yugoslavian "olympic" gym a try: http://ouryearinslovenia.blogspot.com/2014/09/pomilujem-sibka-americanski.html. Some questioned my fortitude. Would I stick it out in that harsh location? The short answer is no. If scary old equipment and harsh lighting makes one strong, I will have to settle for weakness!
The search for the right place resulted in a bit of a Goldilocks problem. The NEXT nearest gym to our house is the 4P fitness club. If the Olimpijia gym was too severe, the 4P was way too slick. It's in this big, empty office building (sure sign of the burst Slovenian bubble: an almost empty, brand new office building) and has all new and shiny equipment. The people who work there are aggressively ripped and good looking, as were most of the clients. Here's the advertising on the side of the building:
I finally found a gym that was "just right," the gym in the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Sport. It has a 25 meter swimming pool and a small, but functional, weight room/fitness area that has a nice mix of professors and students and is never very crowded. I mostly go in the morning and at that hour it actually reminds me a bunch of the gym at UT, which suits me fine. And don't worry too much about me getting soft. The gym has a bunch of inspirational photos on the walls to keep me strong: