Chatty Cathy At The Gym

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singfree
singfree Posts: 1,591 Member
Ever notice that there is always someone at the gym who would much rather talk than work out? There is a guy who is usually there during my noon workout who seeks out any who will listen to him. He will do about 5 minutes of exercise per hour (55 mins working his mouth). I want to be a nice guy, but he is driving me crazy!

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  • singfree
    singfree Posts: 1,591 Member
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    Ever notice that there is always someone at the gym who would much rather talk than work out? There is a guy who is usually there during my noon workout who seeks out any who will listen to him. He will do about 5 minutes of exercise per hour (55 mins working his mouth). I want to be a nice guy, but he is driving me crazy!
  • ChubbyBunny
    ChubbyBunny Posts: 3,523 Member
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    I say you fake rabies.
    :flowerforyou:
    But I'm not an overly nice person.
    :bigsmile:
  • Tiddle
    Tiddle Posts: 762 Member
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    Thats why God created headphones!!! :smile:

    I have a few guys at the gym in the morning that are like that, it drives me crazy!
  • Kimlane70
    Kimlane70 Posts: 117
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    I'd just go at a different time.
  • flcaoh
    flcaoh Posts: 444
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    Headphones are def the answer!
  • Elita
    Elita Posts: 92 Member
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    My cousin, who is supposed to be my work out buddy, is also a chatty cathy and it drives me crazy. She complains how she doesn't loose any weight but all she does is bla bla bla the whole time we are there. I try to go by my self now1
  • Shannon023
    Shannon023 Posts: 14,529 Member
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    I'm glad I look unapproachable. :blushing:
  • SHBoss1673
    SHBoss1673 Posts: 7,161 Member
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    you pay the gym so that you can work out in an environment you enjoy, tell the staff to please ask him (nicely) to stop chatting everyone up. Seriously, you're a paying customer, coming to the gym and being distracted, it's not mean or bad form to ask them to request he not bother other customers. It's just plain good manners.
  • tashjs21
    tashjs21 Posts: 4,584 Member
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    Eat a Fiber one bar before you go. :laugh:
  • hartkid13
    hartkid13 Posts: 1,551 Member
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    That drives me crazy! I always have headphones with me. It typically discourages those people.
  • Phoenix_Rising
    Phoenix_Rising Posts: 11,417 Member
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    Eat a Fiber one bar before you go. :laugh:
    haha




    I put on my headphones before I walk in, crank it up loud, and simply can't hear anyone trying to talk to me. I make it a point to look annoyed if I have to pause my music and say, "What? I couldn't hear you. I listen to my music really loud when I work out."

    Don't make eye contact with that guy. Ignore him. It's great to be friendly but in the gym, don't monopolize anyone's time.
  • genabug
    genabug Posts: 1,820 Member
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    Eat a Fiber one bar before you go. :laugh:


    hahaha :laugh:
  • TrailRunner
    TrailRunner Posts: 140 Member
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    I'm glad I look unapproachable. :blushing:

    yeah your a bit blurry. lol
  • Shannon023
    Shannon023 Posts: 14,529 Member
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    I'm glad I look unapproachable. :blushing:

    yeah your a bit blurry. lol

    :laugh:
  • chulie
    chulie Posts: 282
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    Eat a Fiber one bar before you go. :laugh:
    haha




    I put on my headphones before I walk in, crank it up loud, and simply can't hear anyone trying to talk to me. I make it a point to look annoyed if I have to pause my music and say, "What? I couldn't hear you. I listen to my music really loud when I work out."

    Don't make eye contact with that guy. Ignore him. It's great to be friendly but in the gym, don't monopolize anyone's time.

    Hahahaha....THIS is my answer to things!!! hahaha.. and I have the face down pat! hahaha....if you add a fumble and a struggle to hit pause,make a big show of taking off your headphones and make it such a process, it makes it WAAAY more akward! lmao
  • nickybr38
    nickybr38 Posts: 674 Member
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    I AM a Chatty Cathy (and I STILL work my *kitten* off, thank you - this attitude that one can't talk AND work hard is a bit narrow minded) but I only engage people who engage me back. Otherwise I talk to myself. :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: