What Are Your Gym Pet Peeves?

Septimus Septimus
I've become something of a gym-nut lately, and I love to go 4-5 times a week. The gym I belong to is pretty cool, and for the most part there aren't a lot of things that bother me. But I do have 2 little pet peeves.

One is when I see people exercising on the equipment without shoes/shirts. This isn't the sauna people, you need to be dressed here.

Another is when people don't clean up after themselves. Just the other day I saw someone working up a good sweat, dripping all over the bike, and he didn't bother to take the 5 seconds required to wipe it down when he was done. Gross!

What are your gym pet peeves?
03/02/2013
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
The few times I went to a coed gym, I was squiffed out by the dirty old men there. They were obviously there to ogle the younger fit women, and they didn't bother to hide it when one who was not attractive crossed their line of sight (I was young, but not fit).

Not to mention the undercurrent of comparison constantly going on. And the fact that their TV's were always stuck on Fox News.

I prefer the yoga studio.
03/02/2013
Lickable Lollie Lickable Lollie
There is a whole list of them for me. But Jenna Marbles pretty much sums it up in one of her videos. link
03/02/2013
Wicked Wahine Wicked Wahine
The not cleaning off the equipment after sweating on it is the worst; I'd rather work out at home!
03/02/2013
laflauta laflauta
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
The few times I went to a coed gym, I was squiffed out by the dirty old men there. They were obviously there to ogle the younger fit women, and they didn't bother to hide it when one who was not attractive crossed their line of sight (I was ... More
The judging and competitiveness is what I am uncomfortable with too. At my gym at home, I can't use the elliptical without some guy getting on the one next to me and trying to go faster than the machines can handle, as if he's proving something to me. At school, most of the people in the gym are part of the Greek system. The frat guys don't try to hide who they are checking out. I am some weird other with big boobs, big thighs, and lack of brand name workout gear. That's why I go to the pool instead. Nobody there cares.
03/02/2013
deltalima deltalima
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Originally posted by Septimus
I've become something of a gym-nut lately, and I love to go 4-5 times a week. The gym I belong to is pretty cool, and for the most part there aren't a lot of things that bother me. But I do have 2 little pet peeves.

One is when I see ... More
People that don't sanitize and idiots who leave their weights on the benches.
03/02/2013
sexynola sexynola
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
I've become something of a gym-nut lately, and I love to go 4-5 times a week. The gym I belong to is pretty cool, and for the most part there aren't a lot of things that bother me. But I do have 2 little pet peeves.

One is when I see ... More
biggest pet peeve at the gym by far is people not cleaning up after themselves!!
03/02/2013
socceras socceras
People not wiping down the machinery when they are done
03/02/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
Definitely not a huge fan of people who leave sweat and other messes
03/02/2013
Aubrey M Aubrey M
Quote:
Originally posted by Septimus
I've become something of a gym-nut lately, and I love to go 4-5 times a week. The gym I belong to is pretty cool, and for the most part there aren't a lot of things that bother me. But I do have 2 little pet peeves.

One is when I see ... More
People leaving sweat marks on the machines! Pretty gross!
03/02/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
People sitting on the machines and chatting.
03/02/2013
apple4me apple4me
The people who grunt when weight lifting. always makes me roll my eyes.
03/02/2013
Bleu Bleu
Mine is people not cleaning up after themselves or leaving the locker rooms a TOTAL f-ing mess. Oh, and people who just text on the machines. Why come to a gym if you're not even gonna give a half-ass attempt to work out?

I don't mind much else about gyms. I can't expect too much from working out in public but I wish people were cleaner.
03/03/2013
Sammi Sammi
People who don't wipe the equipment after them, and people who aren't willing to let you work in while they're resting between sets.
03/03/2013
DawnStar DawnStar
People who leave their stuff on the machines, like sweaters, towels, water bottles. And never come back for a while to get them.
03/04/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
The guys grunting so loud trying to impress people. I was a heavy lifter when I was younger and the grunting is not necessary. It makes me laugh then I just get annoyed.
03/04/2013
spiced spiced
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Originally posted by Sammi
People who don't wipe the equipment after them, and people who aren't willing to let you work in while they're resting between sets.
You said both of mine.

I usually do a one-set, whole body workout and people who are doing 3 or more sets, and who rest for long periods between sets (and won't let other people work in) just ruin it. One good thing about our gym is that there are multiple options for most exercises, so at least there's a workaround.
03/04/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
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Originally posted by Incendiaire
People sitting on the machines and chatting.
Oh yes...annoying
03/04/2013
SassySam SassySam
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Originally posted by Lickable Lollie
There is a whole list of them for me. But Jenna Marbles pretty much sums it up in one of her videos. link
I love her, she's so funny!
03/19/2013
AmethystQueen AmethystQueen
I don't like the sweat factor. I don't like having to smell others either. I choose to work alone or at home.
03/19/2013
TheirPet TheirPet
You have to wear shoes at my old gym and cleaning up after yourself is also a rule. IF they caught you not cleaning up after yourself you could have your membership revoked.
03/19/2013
SassySam SassySam
people who are too friendly in the change rooms, this is not a social time!
03/19/2013
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