So what exactly CAN I do at the gym?

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  • GorillaNJ
    GorillaNJ Posts: 4,051 Member
    Pick heavy things up and put them down.. and repeat. If not stay out of my way
  • aelphabawest
    aelphabawest Posts: 173 Member
    Oh my god *please* wear deodorant.
  • dczebiniak
    dczebiniak Posts: 14 Member
    LOVE Planet Finess!! people there are great!! And Supportive!!
  • benefiting
    benefiting Posts: 795 Member
    Because according to all the whiners I can't:

    *Wear deodorant to the gym
    *Wear perfume to the gym
    *Run on the treadmill next to you
    *Wear make up to the gym
    *Use my phone at the gym
    *Socialize at the gym

    Huh. I'm guilty of 5 out of 6 of those things but you know what, maybe I don't want to smell. Maybe I want a little bit of cover up for my face (it's not a full face!), maybe I like to be on my phone while my hands are free (treadmill, etc). Please, if you don't accept people working out next to you at the gym then you shouldn't be there at all and as for socialising that is okay too as long as it doesn't affect anyone else. For example: The other day when I was at the gym someone had their stuff at the machine I needed and I noticed they were talking away to some people - I didn't want to be rude so I went on the treadmill instead but the fact of the matter is, I wasn't able to use the machine because he was socialising, in that case it isn't acceptable.
  • iplayoutside19
    iplayoutside19 Posts: 2,304 Member
    The only thing that makes me mad about the gym is when people wear baseball caps....and haven't shaved.
  • JoRocka
    JoRocka Posts: 17,525 Member
    Just don't ask me to work in while I'm doing my circuit with the bench, squat rack, and the lat pull-down.

    don't' do circuit work when it's busy and hog equipment.
  • zaan83
    zaan83 Posts: 35
    :laugh:
  • Synamin
    Synamin Posts: 80 Member
    Sorry about the whole no perfume thing, but the people with exercise-induced asthma wheezily thank you for your cooperation.
  • shunggie
    shunggie Posts: 1,036 Member
    You guys must go to some judgy gyms. I go to Planet Fitness and I agree that it's the easiest going gym I've been to. The others were a local community center, YMCA, and 24 Hour Fitness. Planet Fitness is cheap, the people are nice, and the only rules that I remember are no jeans and no cell phone calls except in the lobby. I'm fine with both of those, they don't really enforce the jean thing too much. I've seen older ladies on the treadmills in jeans.
  • juliemouse83
    juliemouse83 Posts: 6,663 Member
    Because according to all the whiners I can't:

    *Wear deodorant to the gym
    *Wear perfume to the gym
    *Run on the treadmill next to you
    *Wear make up to the gym
    *Use my phone at the gym
    *Socialize at the gym

    Haven't read ALL the responses, yet...but the first thing that comes to my mind is you can simply stand around and judge, then post it on the forums. :laugh:
  • 1ZenGirl
    1ZenGirl Posts: 432 Member
    Apparently you can knit while walking on the treadmill I"ve seen it happen. It's their money but I do try and work out a few spaces down in case they trip and needles go flying!
  • MercenaryNoetic26
    MercenaryNoetic26 Posts: 2,747 Member
    You gotta walk around with your head down and tail tucked between your legs.
  • just_Jennie1
    just_Jennie1 Posts: 1,233
    Well according to the people here the ONLY things you can and should be doing at the gym are:

    -Squats
    -Dead lifts

    No need for any other sort of workout because apparently you hit all the major muscle groups with those two exercises. Your workout can be done in 15 minutes!

    If you can't do those then don't even bother stepping foot in a gym.
  • sheermomentum
    sheermomentum Posts: 827 Member
    I've been wondering how the anti-fragrance crowd feels about the scent of the cleaning spray that is provided to sanitize the equipment after you sweat on it. Or whether they just don't wipe anything down....cuz, this gym I've been going to smells like that, and not wiping is own little pet peeve
  • refuseresist
    refuseresist Posts: 934 Member
    You're obviously allowed to wear baggy unflattering clothing, look as crappy as possible, smell terrible while lifting and/or using an cardio machine with a one machine buffer on either side. If you're lifting, whatever you do don't look around at other people, talk, text or do anything remotely productive looking in-between your sets. Sit still and look straight ahead or, better yet, down at the ground in case people think you are watching them or judging them because they're scared of the gym and all the judgy muscle-bound weight lifting meat heads.

    *goes home to throw out all remotely attractive or revealing workout clothes*

    This is what I do. It seems to work
  • Huffdogg
    Huffdogg Posts: 1,934 Member
    The only thing that makes me mad about the gym is when people wear baseball caps....and haven't shaved.

    o_O
  • Huffdogg
    Huffdogg Posts: 1,934 Member
    Well according to the people here the ONLY things you can and should be doing at the gym are:

    -Squats
    -Dead lifts

    No need for any other sort of workout because apparently you hit all the major muscle groups with those two exercises. Your workout can be done in 15 minutes!

    If you can't do those then don't even bother stepping foot in a gym.

    This is obv. not true.

    You need a press, also.
  • RivenV
    RivenV Posts: 1,667 Member
    You can eat pizza with a cauliflower crust. Hell, some gyms even feature pizza days. :wink:
  • funforsports
    funforsports Posts: 2,656 Member
    You could always lift some weights while you are there. Just a crazy suggestion.
  • You can Shower and then dry your sack with the hair dryer while standing in front of the mirror.