Gym pet peeves
Not cleaning the machines, yelling really loudly (I get some noise is necessary at times, but the whole gym doesn't need to hear you above the loud music that already is playing), and dudes coming up and using the treadmill beside me, when every other treadmill is available. Give me some space bro! I don't want your sweat bouncing off of me. Lol. Ok end of rant.3
Walking into the gym3
Ironandwine69 wrote: »People that use more than one equipment at a time when the gym is busy. Or when they leave for 5 mins and say " I was using that" when they come back. Yeah no, I am now.
That's the one! Dibs is not a thing -- you're either on the equipment or off it
People using their phones and wasting time on benches or lifting machines3
Walking right in front of someone attempting a heavy snatch or C&J is a no-no.
I also get peeved when people are actively looking for a date.
I came to workout, not "go out."1
And more of a crossfit gym thing, but if you bring your dog and he can't be controlled or stay of the platforms where people are lifting, you are a bad owner.1
My gym has a nice piece of field turf as a place to push the Prowler. *kitten* personal trainers will have their clients doing floor exercises right in the middle of the turf.0
Excessive cologne/perfume. I get it; not many are in love with the smell of sweat. I am not talking about the average amount spritzing, but so much that I can still smell the person on the equipment or in the area after the person has left the area. For some people this can be a hazard for them to breathe in.1
Yep, what everyone else said:
- not removing your weights from the barbells when you're done
- not re-racking your weights (although I always leave a single pair of 2.5 lb plates neatly on the floor under the stacks at the squat bar - which don't include a 2.5 lb stack- so the next person who needs them won't have to walk over to another weight stack to get them).
- racking weights (and dumbbells) on the wrong (and very clearly labeled) plate stack.
- Tying up a piece of equipment while you fiddle with your phone or just sit/lie there or go off somewhere (barring a 1-2 minute grace period of rest between sets).
- Claiming multiple highly sought after pieces of equipment while supersetting during busy gym time.
I wouldn't mind people coming in late to class if I took classes. Most of us have these things called jobs and can't necessarily be there at work-day-just-ended-o'clock on the dot.
I would probably ditch the gym with the kids. I went to the Y for a while, and they would run around the locker room like animals getting puddles of pool water everywhere. I had to bite my tongue to not make snarky comments everytime I got that phone call asking for donations to the school age child care program.2
Texting instead of using the macchine, or simply resting for wayyyy to long on a machine.... use a bench if you want to rest, i want to get it done and get out!0
Talking on the phone, wearing a fragrance or NO deodorant and staring
Yes, we all sweat but the no deodorant funk is a whole different kind of funk!!2
The loud grunters!0
Others talking for 20 minutes while leaning on a station you're waiting for & still claiming they're using it.... Shhhh0
cndkendrick wrote: »cndkendrick wrote: »
They have been seen to.....One will get on the rowing machine the other will straddle across it n they,ll kiss everytime the "rower" slides forward!?
Or they,ll just take up the Low rower weights bench n face each other ??
Nooo please tell me not
I,m afraid its true! the Lat pulldown machine is directly opposite the Low Row so You cant use it n spot in the mirror without having to look directly at them #VOM0
Texting instead of using the macchine, or simply resting for wayyyy to long on a machine.... use a bench if you want to rest, i want to get it done and get out!
Rests depends on many things though. If they are resting for ten minutes I understand but sometimes people rest longer when they are going heavier.
I agree though, I'm the same way. I want in and out the gym in preferably 45mins0
On a treadmill and a guy who smells like they have not taken a bath in weeks gets on a treadmill next to you and you have to move to another one to have fresh air.1
LilacSnow Posts: 238 MemberWhen the cardio area is pretty much empty, and someone gets on the machine right next to you. It fills me with so much rage. I'll literally get off my machine and use another one. But I'm an asocial person, so.0
People who watch my whole work out or make rude/suggestive comments. There's a reason I go at 4.30 in the morning into the empty group fitness room now!0
The only one I have now is that one guy who wants to talk to everyone and hold up their routines. I'm sorry to hear about your surgery for but this conversation has been going on for 15 minutes now and I need to lift.
When I first went into the gym the hole grunting and dropping weights use to annoy me, but I have gotten use to it. I figured some people are noisy when working out, kinda like sex. So whatever gets you gains. Also, some of my exercises I need to drop the weight because either I run the risk of hurting myself trying to put them down slowly so you feel comfortable or exercises like farmers walk I am going until I cannot hold the weights any longer (i.e. dropping the weights). But if I can put the weight down gently without hurting myself I will.
My biggest pet peeve is when there is someone just chilling so close to a machine that I cannot use it. There is a lobby in my gym, use it if you aren't working out!0
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