The gym is a hotbed of bodies and personalities that come in all shapes and sizes. So it is no wonder there are a few offensive types roaming around. If you are new to the gym, then this list will give you a heads up on what not to do and who to avoid while you are making your rounds.
After all, everyone pays more or less the same monthly membership fee, so it should be a place filled with those who understand and respect this basic premise. But like all situations in life that include a microcosm of people, there are always going to be a few who disregard rules and others. It is simply a part of life's intricate matrix.
If you are a frequent gym-goer, then you will recognize most of the following "gym types". The unfortunate and scary aspect is that you might be one of them, yet clueless. If you are and don't yet know it, we highly recommend you read this list a few times until your ego is at bay enough to make the connection and do something about it. After all, do you really want to be the guy or gal that the rest of the fitness members scheme to avoid?
We didn't think so. Take a look at the following ten most offensive behaviors that are commonly found at any gym around the country and perhaps the world.
10 Getting dolled up for the gym
9 The ones who don't shower
7 Leaving sweat residue
6 The amateur trainer
4 Machine hogs
3 The mean girls/guys
1 The machine stalkers
If you are on a machine that is on the circuit of a professional gym-goer, it is likely you will be asked if he/she can "work in". Working in basically means they want you to get off the machine, so they can move on with their circuit without interruption. It is not polite or considerate and when your answer is "no", it is common for the machine stalker to stand closely behind with bated breath. This technique generally works and makes sure you are uneasy enough to finish up quickly. It ruins the mood, the focus and ultimately the workout when machine stalkers make their moves. Avoiding the gym during prime times will generally eliminate these offensive types.
Sources: popsugar.com, askmen.com, allwomenstalk.com
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