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I know I'm very awesome, BUT DO YOU NEED TO WORK OUT RIGHT ON TOP OF ME


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I have space issues. My personal bubble is very large.

So here I am at the gym today when no one was there in order to indulge my large personal space bubble. Our gym has about 70 treadmills. No joke.

Here is a diagram.

green=open treadmill
red=treadmill in use
pink=me
yellow=person who couldn't use any other of the other 45 other treadmills

I mean did you have to use the right one right next to me when there are rows and rows of open treadmills? DID YOU? It just really annoyed me ok.

 

 

 

 

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I ahve the same issue! Mine is more about the fact that i dont want to smell other people & they shouldnt want to smell me, also that they glare at me (im assuming cause i'm 30 years younger than them?) Its like, really, you have ALL this equipment available, and you've GOT to buddy up beside me? Its tempting to jsut push them off and yell NO like they're a bad puppy.

Oh that would tick me off big time as well.  

I work out in a small small small gym and have to do my best to try to let others have space- 

Original Post by bxca:

Its tempting to jsut push them off and yell NO like they're a bad puppy.

OH Ya!!!!  I love this!!!  Can we step it up a bit and use a shock collar too???

I will always try to give people space on the cardio equipment. Based on the diagram, it is ridiculous that the person would take the one right next to you when there are so many others available. Now there are acceptions to this obviously if it was the only machine left. However, it clearly wasn't and the person should have done the polite thing and give you space.

well believe it or not I'm not an ass, if the gym is busy I expect others to be working out around me. When there is NO ONE there, I really can't even imagine why someone would want to pick the open treadmill out of 50 that's 1 foot away from me.

Other than the fact I'm awesome of course

Maybe that person is one of the those people that always have to use the same machine.  They probably went to the gym at a time when they knew few people would be there so that they could get that machine.  They probably weren't all that happy that out of all the available machines you had to pick the one right next to theirs.

I suppose it is like when someone uses the urinal right next to the one you are using when there are plenty of other available urinals.

Spiro, if I saw you at the gym, I'd probably jump on the elliptical behind your treadmill and off to the side a bit so I could watch your butt while you ran...lol.   Having said that, although I don't really have a persona bubble of my own, I am always conscious of it in others, so I try to pick a treadmill that's at least 2 or 3 away from someone else, specially if the gym is empty.  People are not very social at the gym I go to, most of them go to work out not talk, and I respect that in others, but of course some people don't think about stuff like that.

I am sure that trhawley is correct and the the person that violated your space just likes that treadmill for whatever reason.  Next time  start  telling them all your problems and freak them out!  They wont choose a treadmill next to you again!Laughing

Original Post by spirochete:

well believe it or not I'm not an ass, if the gym is busy I expect others to be working out around me. When there is NO ONE there, I really can't even imagine why someone would want to pick the open treadmill out of 50 that's 1 foot away from me.

Other than the fact I'm awesome of course

Haha, I love the fact you drew a diagram to illustrate your point. I'm thinking they just wanted to get close to all that awesomeness Cool

Original Post by trhawley:

Maybe that person is one of the those people that always have to use the same machine.  They probably went to the gym at a time when they knew few people would be there so that they could get that machine.  They probably weren't all that happy that out of all the available machines you had to pick the one right next to theirs.

I suppose it is like when someone uses the urinal right next to the one you are using when there are plenty of other available urinals.

Or maybe they are socially retarded.

And I have a stall issues too. Take the stall by the wall. it allows access to other stalls where people are not right next to you. If you take one in the middle, you almost guarantee someone has to pee a foot a way from you.

Allow me to illustrate (I always do this)

That's what you get for using a dreadmill.

OMG Spiro. I love your pictures, you make me laugh. And ya I agree. You're pretty awesome.

I completely agree with your issue too. I hate that!

Nothing ticks me off more when there's a row of 15 treadmills and I'm on the one on the end, and someone comes right beside me and stinks! Like Perfume or cologne. DON"T BATHE IN COLOGNE before you go to the gym people! I'm on mile 4 and now I can hardly breath because of your stench.

In all honesty, I'd rather smell BO than stinky perfumes when I'm working out.

Original Post by floggingsully:

That's what you get for using a dreadmill.

...I like the dreadmill :( Running keeps me from killing people

You actually RUN on it? I was almost sure you were doing deadlifts on a treadmill :)))

P.S. Yeah, it keeps you from killing people. At least those who don't use the treadmill next to yours.

when I grow up I want to be just like Spiro!

Original Post by maha-kisa:

You actually RUN on it? I was almost sure you were doing deadlifts on a treadmill :)))

spiro is a closet cardio bunny :)

Original Post by xlshortround:

  Next time  start  telling them all your problems and freak them out! 

Pass gas audibly.  That might clear the area.

I hate this too. Especially if its someone you know. I am on the treadmill trying to run my a**  off, barely breathing, and someone gets on next to you and wants to TALK.

Do I look like I want to talk? Can I even hearyou with my Ipod on? NO. Plus-you could cause me a serious accident with my balance and coordination issues Surprised. Leave me alone!

I have been avoiding going to the gym to do NROWLFW because I can't imagine how irritated I will become over there with the meat heads.

There should be a posting on gym etiquette.

Original Post by spirochete:

Original Post by floggingsully:

That's what you get for using a dreadmill.

...I like the dreadmill :( Running keeps me from killing people

Is your sidewalk broken? 

aha spiro i love the diagrams. lol. I know what you mean with the space issue. Im not to paranoid about people being next to me but when there are open tredmills  I usually go for an open one 2-3 away from another person

 

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