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 Post subject: Gym Pet Peeves
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:38 am 
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Last night at the gym while my boyfriend and I did our post work treadmill catch up there was a guy next to us on a treadmill. The dude started 'boxing' it, then throwing punches at the monitor, making grunting noises and then would stop. People were staring, it was was weird. He did this a few times and left. I waited awhile and complained, the staff person knew who I was talking about but did not mention they would take action. Dude could have broken a machine.

So this made it into my list of gym pet peeves. Here are others.

-Getting sweat all over a machine and not bothering to give it a wipe down. Above dude was guilty of this too.
-Grabbing all the free weights and piling them around you and not sharing.
-Just sitting on the mat/equipment and playing with your phone when people are waiting for the space.
-Women wearing so much perfume that it makes you gag when things start getting sweaty.
-Not enough deodorant. This one guy had such bad BO when he walked by me I almost vomited.
-Not washing your hands after using the bathroom and touching all the equipment. Gag - saw this a few weeks back.
-Grunting/showing off/acting a fool. No one is impressed - get over yourself!
-Personal trainers who flirt and talk rather than train.

Do you have any?

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 Post subject: Re: Gym Pet Peeves
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 3:02 pm 
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missmuffcake wrote:
-Women wearing so much perfume that it makes you gag when things start getting sweaty.


This is a trail pet peeve of mine. Out hiking there was a woman in the group ahead of us who was so drenched in fragrance that my allergies started going berserker. We were at elevation so the breathing thing was going to be a challenge anyway, but I didn't want to start out compromised. And, they wouldn't let us pass them. Actually, we did pass but then they started cutting switchbacks and got ahead of us again. Blarg.

I cannot deal with overly scented anything (including people)!


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 Post subject: Re: Gym Pet Peeves
PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:42 am 
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The non-wiping of machines despite signs everywhere and oh I don't know, common sense, just kills me.


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 Post subject: Re: Gym Pet Peeves
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 2:29 pm 
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The oblique machine breaks all the time. Generally I like free weights best, but there are just a few machines that I dig. Alas, I shall have to get used to the cable twist alternative.. Or do twisting crunches.. something.

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