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The World of Gym Goers

12 Jul

So, you’re headed to the gym.  If you’re one to plan (like myself), you know exactly what kind of workout you’re about to do.  Maybe you have a new playlist on your iPhone.  You’re ready to get after it.

For the next hour or so you will not only get your fitness on, but you will experience the circus that is the gym.  As a regular gym goer, you start to see a wide variety of “types” of people who work out.

Okay, I don’t go to the gym to judge people.  BUT, I think we can all admit that we’ve seen the following characters at the gym:

1.  The Grunter

That guy who is lifting heavy weights and wants everyone in the gym to know it.  You’re strong, bro.  We get it.

2. The Smelly One

That guy who apparently doesn’t own deodorant.  Or soap.  (Remember our encounters with this, Olivia?).

3. The Bro Pack

Groups of men who travel around the gym in packs of 4 or more.  They socialize while doing a rep here or there and they make sure everyone notices it (see #1).

4. The Cardio Queen

That girl who has been on the treadmill or elliptical for more than an hour and a half.  You aren’t sure if you should congratulate her or have paramedics standing by for her collapse.

5. The Lingerer

That person who uses a weight machine and then sits there for ten minutes.  Are you going to do more?  Or are you just keeping the seat warm for me?

6. The Old Guy with Tight Gym Shorts

You’re impressed with his fitness level and you hope you can do the same when you’re that age.  You just hope you remember to wear more conservative gym clothing.

The variety at the gym always keeps me entertained.  Good people watching makes your workout go by so much faster!

This afternoon’s workout was Julie’s Burnin’ Legs & Abs Circuit  followed 15 minutes of incline walking.  My legs were jello by the end.  I encountered a Bro Pack and Cardio Queen but it was otherwise uneventful 😉
Question for the Evening:
  • What “types” of people do you find most entertaining at the gym?