I go to the gym almost every day so this is more of a rant post. When you go to the gym often, you will begin to see various types of folks at the gym, especially if you go in the evening. I think I have gone enough to break it down to a few simple types:
Happy Hour People
Seriously, there are some people that seem like they go to the gym purely to socialize. They will sit on benches or machines and chit-chat with others as if no one else is going to use the piece of equipment they are on. We have had to ask people numerous times if they are using the machine but what we really want to say is, “stop talking and move!”
I’m Too Pretty to Sweat
When you go to the gym at peak hours, getting a cardio machine is like playing musical chairs. One person gets off and there is someone waiting to swipe the next treadmill. What I can’t stand are people (sorry to say, it’s mainly women) that hop on a treadmill with their buddy next to them, walk really slow (seriously not breaking a sweat) and watch as the guys go back and forth from the basketball court. They yell out to some of them, they stop and talk, and they continue to hog a machine, not really working out.
These people will hog one machine and won’t let you work in with them. I can understand if you’re using a machine and you leave your towel on it to show it’s in use. However, if you are doing lunges up and down the room and the machine is sitting there, you can at least let someone work in while you are lunging. Yes, this goes out to the woman who hogged the leg press machine today – you could have shared. Other people have work outs they need to do too.
I think that about covers it for me. I have read about other gym jerk stories such as the ones that don’t have good hygiene. I haven’t yet to experience someone who is particularly foul smelling. I know we are all sweating in the gym but some people do have really bad hygiene before they get there.
What are some of your gym jerk experiences? I’m done ranting now. 😉