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Old 01-22-2007, 01:35 PM   #1
 
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Default Gym stories anyone?

I'm about to start going to the gym again after 3 years out of the loop---this is a new gym and I feel nervous (not sure why)...so, tell me your gym horror/funny stories so I can feel better!
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:38 PM   #2
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I don't have any horror stories per se. Just funny stories of how ridiculous some people look when they are *working out*. You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise.
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You mean none of you have ever puked all over the isntructor's Nikes?
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I don't have any horror stories per se. Just funny stories of how ridiculous some people look when they are *working out*. You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise.
Yeah, I know those...there was this girl who had to match EVERYTHING. I always wondered, where does she get her socks????
Ok, I need to change the topic to funny stories then
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Old 01-22-2007, 01:49 PM   #5
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I never puked on his Nikes but I did almost puke when he put me on the eliptical for 10 minutes. I can do stairs for an hour, but put me on that thing and I'm toast in minutes.
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Old 01-22-2007, 02:05 PM   #6
 
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Well, back in the day I had a HUGE crush on my spinning instructor. I was very shy and would never have made a move, but I think he liked me, too.

One day after spinning class he deliberately stopped me to talk and I was shyly answering his questions thinking how handsome he was when suddenly a ladder that had been in the corner fell right on my head.

He was very solicitous and sweet making sure I was all right, but I was just really embarrassed.
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Springcurl.. that story is funny and embarassing too!

I go to a local rec center because it is cheap. I go 4-5 times a week and am friendly with the six or seven regulars that go at my time and use the Cyber Arc Trainers. Well the other day a few of the older guys (48 or so, I"m 30) were trying to guess my age which I didn't appreciate.

They guessed 48! Needless to say I'm so friendly with them anymore.
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i know a girl who comes to the gym with FULL make-up.
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Hahah I know just what you all are talking about the girls who come to the gym all made up... I go to the gym in the rec building at my school so needless to say it's expected to see some of those girls at a college gym. Some of them are just so ridiculous that I can't help but laugh. I especially love that they all watch trashy VH1 shows and sometimes talk on their cell phones while running on the treadmill... it just tops it all off!

Well back to the OT-- I guess I don't really have any funny gym stories, besides yesterday while I was elliptical-ing the boy next to me ripped a really nasty fart and you could see all the other girls were disgusted. Ha!
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:36 AM   #10
 
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There was a girl at my gym who wore a halter neck top that tied behind the neck and every so often she would have to re-tie it but she always did it in a way that everyone would notice what she was doing.

I've seen women in the changing rooms spraying themselves top to toe with perfume. It just seems like a waste because they're supposably going to get sweaty.

The men in the gym can be very funny. There's one area of the gym with a sort of framework with loads of weights on it, it's pretty big. Anyway the men who use this sound like they're trying to crap a dumb bell, all grunting and groaning. It had been renamed the Male Birthing Area.

I once saw a woman wearing a thong leotard. With bike shorts underneath. It was a bit washed out. I was so disturbed I posted about it on nc.com
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Old 01-23-2007, 05:48 AM   #11
 
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Thank goodness, it's been years since I saw a thong leotard at my gym. That was the worst idea in exercise wear EVAH.

I go to a local YMCA, so it's definitely not populated with flashy dressers. That suits me fine. I do get a bit startled by the teenage girls' idea of appropriate gym clothes. Pajama bottoms and shorts rolled down so low you can see things you don't want to are all too common.
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Old 01-23-2007, 07:31 AM   #12
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You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise
i know a girl who comes to the gym with FULL make-up.

See, that's just crazy!!
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I'm with you all about how stupid it is to wear full makeup and perfume to workout....but I'll admit that my gym clothes are pretty cute. I just can't get inspired to workout if I'm wearing old sweats and a big old T-shirt. Having cute pants and a flattering tank top helps me to get my lazy butt to the gym more!
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Oh, I agree. Having nice workout clothes definitely can motivate me.
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I don't mean cute workout clothes. Those are a must. I mean the clothes that weren't made for working out in that make the people look completely ridiculous!
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You mean like the purple velour track suits with the glitter pictures on them? Yep.
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I've seen women in the changing rooms spraying themselves top to toe with perfume. It just seems like a waste because they're supposably going to get sweaty.

on nc.com
This is just plain rude. Do people not realize...when you work out and sweat...it makes the smell of perfume or cologne even stronger??? I hate being on the treadmill and someone walks by and their perfume just lingers. I almost gag and sometimes can't breath to run.

Leave the perfume spraying to after you work out...

There...I'm done venting!!!
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Old 01-23-2007, 11:05 AM   #18
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You mean like the purple velour track suits with the glitter pictures on them? Yep.

Yes, but at least with that outfit they are covered up!

I hate the cleavage busting outfits and daisy dukes that girls think are necessary.
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Ok, do you guys take your make up off when you get to the gym? I go straight after work, and never considered taking it off. Not that I wear alot, but maybe I'm one of those that y'all are making fun of who works out in full make up
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Ok, do you guys take your make up off when you get to the gym? I go straight after work, and never considered taking it off. Not that I wear alot, but maybe I'm one of those that y'all are making fun of who works out in full make up
I always rinse my face a few times at the sink before working out. Honestly, my face just feels gross when I'm sweating if I don't do this.


Oh, and I don't really have an issue with the little shorts. but the no-support cleavage-bearing tops that leave the girls jiggling all over the place? What's the point? Especially since I got to an all women's gym! (Although, I must note that I am totally jealous of the small-breasted women who can wear cute built-in-bra tops and things with no issue!)
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