Things you have seen in the gym which make you go 'Hmmmmmm' ...

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04/02/2013 at 15:13
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
fat buddha wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

What about the fat sweaty greek guy with the back hair hanging out of his singlet who forgets to wipe down the equipment after he's used it?

 

bit of xenophobic stereotyping there eh?? 

Well the guys at the gym even call him Phil the Greek!

so they're all guilty of xenophobic stereotyping?

04/02/2013 at 15:24

How's it xenophobic?

04/02/2013 at 15:28
Intermanaut wrote (see)

How's it xenophobic?

Apparently Greeks arent called Phil??

(shrugs shoulders)

04/02/2013 at 15:33

I've done the sideways glance at neighbour's treadmill. But only super-discreetly. 

04/02/2013 at 15:35
literatin wrote (see)

I've done the sideways glance at neighbour's treadmill. But only super-discreetly. 

and did you think ........ 'Yeah thats right, keep running, because no matter what you do, I'll always do better.'

Go on , admit your competitive instinct kicked in.

 

 

04/02/2013 at 15:43
Ok. On one side we have the steam room. The other side the sauna. So why do people go in the sauna and chuck loads of water on the coals making it too humid to bear? You want steam then go to the steam room!
04/02/2013 at 15:43

There was one bloke (I only ever saw him once), who did some press-ups on the mat, got up, walked across the gym to the mirror, studied his face closely (maybe squeezed a spot, couldn't be sure from where I was), back to the mat, few more press-ups, back to the mirror, check his face again, and so on.

It was as though he thought no-one else was there.

The ones who make me wonder the most is the (mostly) girls who go in there, spend twenty minutes or so on the bike/crosstrainer/stairclimber but put NO effort into it at all.  

Yes, it's better than sitting on your bum, but if you've taken the time to go to the gym, why not at least raise a sweat?  Get a little out of breath?

04/02/2013 at 15:44
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Ok. On one side we have the steam room. The other side the sauna. So why do people go in the sauna and chuck loads of water on the coals making it too humid to bear? You want steam then go to the steam room!

Haha, I like the fact the fat people sit in the sauna because its an 'easier' way to lose weight LOL.

04/02/2013 at 15:45

i was in a pure gym recently, the number of young orange skinned girls lifting essentially empty bars wearing more make up than most girls would wear to a night club and texting the whole time they are in the gym (even between reps sometimes) 

all the reasons in this thread are why i built a gym at home, 

i'll just leave this here: enjoy 

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 15:45
04/02/2013 at 15:52

Going to the studio for a class and having to first clear the floor space of equipment left by those doing personal training.  Obviously they have worked so hard that they are too weak to replace it when they finish.

04/02/2013 at 15:54

Bit sleazy, secretly filming people in the gym?  (Even if they are doing strange things!)

04/02/2013 at 15:54

DF3 - I take it you're not a big Demis Roussos fan then?

04/02/2013 at 15:55

I just get really really upset at bad form, especially big guys with big weights just lifting incorrectly.  

and women lifting piddly little weights.... 

04/02/2013 at 15:55
Sums up the entire thread. Nice post Marc
04/02/2013 at 15:56
Bear B.Hind wrote (see)

Going to the studio for a class and having to first clear the floor space of equipment left by those doing personal training.  Obviously they have worked so hard that they are too weak to replace it when they finish.

That is annoying! On a similar note ... going into a studio for a barefoot class (yoga, Pilates etc) and finding the floor covered in muddy footprints. Either have a rule that muddy trainers can't be worn in the studio, or get the cleaners to mop the floor between classes.

04/02/2013 at 15:59

Dropping the weights is fine in certain circumstances

Also, despite the fact I run fairly long distances, I hate the treadmill so much that anything more than 10 minutes is like a death sentence. So typically I will only do 10 minutes at very high speed to satisfy my legs and then leave.

I once saw a man running in a full suit, complete with loafers, on a treadmill. I fell backwards off my treadmill in shock at that and Hamilton crashing out of the F1 at the same time. 

04/02/2013 at 15:59
There is a certain philosophy that people use that if they spend two years down the gym then they must have done something really good. Even if without all the pissing about they could have done more in 20 minutes.
Nurse Ratched    pirate
04/02/2013 at 16:05
Mr. X wrote (see)

I once saw a man running in a full suit, complete with loafers, on a treadmill.

No! Surely not.  Was it Children in Need day?

Edited: 04/02/2013 at 16:05
04/02/2013 at 16:08
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
There is a certain philosophy that people use that if they spend two years down the gym then they must have done something really good.

it is more than I could manage.

04/02/2013 at 16:15

Marc that made my afternoon

WTF was the bloke doing on the rower?? and the bloke spazzing on the floor was hilarous

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