Thursday, June 11, 2009

Things that annoy me at the gym

1. Inappropriate Gym Attire - the following list are things that I believe should not be at the gym:
  • Flip flops
  • Patent Leather Flats (can you imagine the smell later? Ew!)
  • Cargo pants/shorts (that's just a personal thing here)
  • Pajama pants - we're talking flannel plaid and snowflake pattern
  • Sagging - how is this still cool anymore? Really, no one wants to watch you pants drift further and further down while you run on the treadmill.

2. Perfume - yes you may have had it on earlier in the day. That's ok, but smelling like you just took a bath in it, not so much.

3. Too much makeup - we're not at the club honey, please don't look like you're going to one. I'm totally fine with the I've had it on all day and it's slightly faded, but no one needs to reapply before working out.

4. Same thing for number 3 goes to dangly hoop earrings. I guess if you're only walking .5 miles an hour on the treadmill there's no worry of them bopping you in the face or getting caught in something.

5. Smelly Farts - swear this has happened to me on more than one occasion. Guy on the machine next to me lets out a SBD. I thought I was going to die. Please take care of that issue before heading out.

6. Talking on cell phones - please leave all plan making, fights with your girlfriend, recaps of your night out partying in the parking lot. Thank you.

7. Unsupervised children under the age of 18 (I think I hate teens more than anything) I'm sorry your 8 year old is on the chubby side, but there's a YMCA down the street. Please take your child that repeatedly asks, "but WHY do I have to walk for 10 minutes" elsewhere.

8. The guy that is sweating buckets and dripping all over me. They're called towels. Bring one.


  1. LOL! That is the ultimate list of gym no-nos!

  2. LOL! I share most of these, but my major gym pet peeve is when strangers try to talk to me while I'm working out. Um, hello? I don't know you!

  3. Meredith - I also hate when there are two women who are friends that are on either side of me and talk around me. Seriously!? I hate gossip hour at the gym.

  4. Hmm. What gym do you go to? Kidding! The gym I used to go to had a man who always worked out in flip flops. He even ran on the treadmill with them. There was also this nasty guy with a beard who got so sweaty that he brought his own clip on fan and clipped it onto the machine he was using. Um, excuse me sir but do you think ANYONE wants to use that machine after you. Disgusting!


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