So Maybe I Judge…
Without naming the name of my gym, I go to a gym that boasts no “gymintimidation” or something like that. They have a fairly strict dress code (no string strapped tanks, no jeans, no flip flops etc)mostly common sense stuff, but obviously people don’t have common sense, and I saw someone in there in flip flops the other day actually… ANYWAYS. They try to keep the extreme body building types out. They won’t let you carry in a gallon jug of water, if you are caught throwing weights, making a ton of noise, supposedly they will ask you to leave. I haven’t seem it happen, but then again 99% of people follow the rules.
Normally when I go to the gym I’ll spend an hour and a half to two ish hours in there, and the way I do my work out I have time in between sets, or while I do cardio, to breathe and to people watch. Now I know I should mind my own workout, but that is incredibly hard to do sometimes. Certain people call attention to themselves. Some of them TRY to call attention to themselves. Like this first pet peeve…
Now honestly I’m a bit jealous here. Everyone has seen this girl. Looks absolutely perfect, hair may or may not be down, but if it’s up it has some cute braid or twist or something in it. She HAS to be wearing waterproof make up because it doesn’t smudge. Now I wear make up to the gym and I come out looking like a clown. I’d love to be able to work out with my hair down and look like a Dallas cowboy cheerleader, but it’s not going to happen. I will be honest though, I have a little bit if this girl in me. My hair has to be in a perfect pony tail, or if I’m not doing cardio sometimes I’ll put it in braids or pig tails just to be cute. I’ve also been known to pointlessly out on a bit of foundation if I am going to the gym with a friend, but I always regret it.
My second frustration is the people who set the incline on the treadmill so high they have to hold on for dear life so that they don’t fly off, and yes, I would laugh. Hard.
Now granted, the people I am talking about REALLY. reeeeeeeaaaaaallly look like they are about to tumble down a hill, but yeah, and honestly, it’s not just the treadmill people, it’s anyone doing anything in a way that is going to hurt themselves. People that slump over something looking like they are going to pass out. People who clearly have no clue. You have to start somewhere I know, but the gym I am a member at offers FREE personal training both individually and as a class AND you can sign up as many times as you want. There’s no reason to kill yourself in the name of working hard.
Third is another that everyone has seen. Creepy (old) gym guy.
He is the one that spends 5 minutes on the treadmill, then maybe picks up a barbell lifts it once puts it down and then just sits down to watch all the pretty young things and breathes heavy. Or he’s actually in shape and thinks he can pick up the 20 something’s by flirting and lifting heavy… Or he thinks it’s flirting to mock me while I am doing steps. Yeah that kinda ticked me off that day… Either way I haven’t seem him in awhile so hopefully that creepy guy is gone from my gym.. He annoyed everyone there anyways.
A fourth that drives me crazy are the people that use one maybe two machines in the circuit area
Here is the crazy thing about a circuit… ITS A CIRCUIT. You don’t just choose two things and move between the two, you follow the numbers… There is even a sign that tell you that it’s for CIRCUIT USE ONLY. They have machines throughout the whole gym that are exactly the same as a circuit, go use those if you aren’t going to do all 20 stations. It fumbles up everyone else when you hop back and forth between 8 & 10 because you only want to do shoulders and triceps. I mean c’mon it moves on a timer and when you work your own agenda it messes everyone else up.
Honestly, I love going to the gym, but I could go on and on with things that drive me nuts there. Common sense apparently isn’t so common.