Wednesday, January 22, 2014

The People You Meet At The Gym

Every gym is the same. I don't care if you work out in a big chain gym, run at a track, or have a tiny room with two treadmills in it in your apartment complex. There are always certain people that you'll run into, and those people will annoy the hell out of you.

Ok, so, you know how they say that you should never judge anyone at the gym because they're THERE. They're working out, they're bettering their health, etc, etc. I agree. I'm happy for and proud of anyone I see in the gym. Especially older people because I think they're extra badass. But this isn't the point. The point is, even when someone is doing something with good intentions, they can still be a jerk.

The Racer
This person picks a treadmill right next to you, even if there are a whole row of them open. They shamelessly look at your speed/incline and then set themselves right above what you're doing. They consistently glance at you to see if you're on to them... and if you rise to the challenge? They'll just keep going. Sometimes the racer is great for pushing yourself, other times you want to push them right off the treadmill.

The Grunter
Oh, weight lifting. I hate it and it shows me damn good results every time. You know what i've never ever needed to do to lift weights? Grunt. Heavy breathing, yes. But not grunting. Especially not so loud that others can hear it across the gym. More points lost if it sounds sexual because... wtf?


Extremely Loud TV Lady
Oh guys. This lady has been at the gym every single day this week. She waltzes in, turns on the TV to BBC America, and then turns the volume up so loud that I can barely drown in out with my headphones. I know you've seen this lady at your gym. You know, BBC America really pumps me up too... but not nearly as much as that perfect playlist i've been working on. Ugh.

What kind of jerks do you meet at the gym?

Also, i'm putting together the perfect playlist for my half marathon and would love some suggestions for songs!





9 comments:

Margaret said...

My guess this is also the grunter...but the guy who shows up with like a 3 gallon jug of water. It always makes me laugh because it's way too big to be drinking out of!

kristinleighh said...

omg this is so true!!!!!!

You Just Do said...

The people that never wipe down the machines...gross! I don't want to sit down on something when I can see your ass sweat on it. Eww.

The people that come in, stretch for 30 minutes, act like they're super pumped up, then walk around to all the machines...maybe sit on a couple, and play basketball with the medicine balls...

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

Thank god I don't go to the gym and won't ever have to meet any of these tools. :)

Night Owl said...

I'm glad I dont go to the gym and see or meet any of these flakes. LOL

Tracey said...

The grunter is usually also accompanied by the person who throws the weights down extra hard after their last rep.

Dani said...

I dislike those who don't wipe down the machines and those who talk on the phone while working out.

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

You need to create a category for the pathetic gym-goer.. i.e. me :)

Tammy Jo said...

I HATE the racer lol