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This morning at the gym I saw the following: a woman wearing false eyelashes, a man wearing a Elmer Fudd type hunting cap, The Doodlebops, an alarmingly pale woman wearing a white tank top, man wearing a v-neck t-shirt, jeans and hiking boots on an elliptical, a man wearing a fedora, Flashdance, a man doing what I can only call interpretive dance in the back of the gym, a woman sitting on a bike reading a book and not pedalling at all, disturbingling buff older man (it looked like his older head was photo shopped onto a younger body, it was creepy), and the freaking Doodlebops again!  What in the heck are the Doodlebops?  They were on the television right in front of me, there wasn't a kid in the place!  And it was on twice in a row!

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So older buff men are creepy and goofy? We are supposed to look frail? What's wrong with Elmer Fudd type hunting caps? Those keep the ears really warm. Pale skin people can't wear white t-shirt? Men can't do interpretive dance? What's wrong with a fedora? Can a person take a quick break while on the bike if others are not waiting to use it?

Haha, I actually think that these are all pretty amusing. I used to go to the gym for the express purpose of watching people...oh wait, I'm some creepy person standing around watching the other gym-goers.

Although I am slightly offended- I'm abnormally pale and wear white clothing sometimes. Am I supposed to only wear black? 

 

For me when I go to the gym, I focus on what I'm doing. I pay attention to others just enough to make sure I'm not bothering anyone. Other than that, whatever float their boats is fine with me.

I'm not picking on you Looloogirl, if they amuse you, then amusement be yours.

Those all sound pretty amusing.

A few weeks ago, I was in the locker room at the gym, and a woman in the shower was crying hysterically - as in, not even trying to hide the fact that she was crying. She even screamed a little bit. 

I wanted to say something, but I thought it was incredibly odd that every other person in the locker room was completely ignoring it. I turned to the woman next to me and said, "She we do something?" and she responded, "No, she does this all the time. You must just never be here at the right time." 

When I left, I did mention it to the gym staff. While DH and I were walking to the car, she came running out of the gym screaming and crying still - it was incredibly disturbing.

I hope she gets some help. 

Please don't take anything I posted as an insult if it resembles you. No, I don't think old people should look frail, that persons head just did not match his body. The woman was as white as her shirt, it startled me for a second. Wear whatch ya like. Anyhow, maybe I should have titled it as interesting instead of goofy. Oh well, there are always people who are going to hate everything I post. Just thought it would be fun to see what others see at the gym!
Original Post by looloogirl:

Please don't take anything I posted as an insult if it resembles you. No, I don't think old people should look frail, that persons head just did not match his body. The woman was as white as her shirt, it startled me for a second. Wear whatch ya like. Anyhow, maybe I should have titled it as interesting instead of goofy. Oh well, there are always people who are going to hate everything I post. Just thought it would be fun to see what others see at the gym!


No biggie. If I wear an Elmer Fudd hat, I'd think that I look goofy too. I was just talking. I've been guilty of working out in street clothes before so I look out of place from time to time myself.

BTW, I would prefer a body that's too buff for my face than the other way around. And don't apologize, I seldom feel insulted by any thing posted here.

Than a face that's too buff for your body?

I remember this gym in San Diego where I would go into the locker room to stash my stuff and these girls would be sitting in the locker room, chatting, doing their hair and makeup.  I'd go to my spinning class or whatever, go back to the locker room purple and sweaty and gasping for breath and they would be in exactly the same place, still chatting, still doing their hair.  I never once in a year actually saw them working out.

Original Post by lysistrata:

I remember this gym in San Diego where I would go into the locker room to stash my stuff and these girls would be sitting in the locker room, chatting, doing their hair and makeup.  I'd go to my spinning class or whatever, go back to the locker room purple and sweaty and gasping for breath and they would be in exactly the same place, still chatting, still doing their hair.  I never once in a year actually saw them working out.

Poor girls, maybe they were homeless?Tongue out

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by lysistrata:

I remember this gym in San Diego where I would go into the locker room to stash my stuff and these girls would be sitting in the locker room, chatting, doing their hair and makeup.  I'd go to my spinning class or whatever, go back to the locker room purple and sweaty and gasping for breath and they would be in exactly the same place, still chatting, still doing their hair.  I never once in a year actually saw them working out.

Poor girls, maybe they were homeless?

Ha. I remember having to catch the 8 am bus to get to the gym...lazy little me didn't have time to brush my teeth or hair or whatever so I'd have to do my entire morning routine in the gym locker room. I'd eat breakfast in there too- that got a few stares. Apparently some people think that's unsanitary.

Snacking in the locker room wouldn't bother me at all, although, you know, pull out a plate of pancakes and syrup and I might wonder what you're up to.

I used to cry in the shower too. I stopped looking in the mirrors. That helped.

Original Post by looloogirl:

Than a face that's too buff for your body?


More like a body that's old & saggy and a baby face.

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I used to cry in the shower too. I stopped looking in the mirrors. That helped.


For me it wasn't a cry it was a grrrrrrr

Original Post by cajunrider:

Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

I used to cry in the shower too. I stopped looking in the mirrors. That helped.


For me it wasn't a cry it was a grrrrrrr

Your confidence is INspiring!

The only thing that really bothers me at the gym are:

  • the women that love to be naked in the locker the most are usually 60+ y/o
    • Power to 'em, but you know...not something you go out of your way to see
  • the guy that came to the gym a few times with a handkerchief over his face, because it appeared that his lower jaw was removed, damaged or rotten.
    • I know that may sound really insensitive, but the odor was distracting. However, he only came during the day when they're weren't many people. I imagine he didn't want to gather attention, and he's gotta work out sometime.
  • Chatty-Cathy's that **** about not losing weight.

Otherwise, I would say, when i went to the gym, I was the weirdo.  I never gave a crap about my clothes being cute (often wore cut-off sleeves and even paired them to cut-off pants, too), my hair was a mess, paired with braces and working out with weights always got me stares. But that's how exercise should be! Working out hard and looking like crap, right?

 

Original Post by mjsophia:

The only thing that really bothers me at the gym are:

  • the women that love to be naked in the locker the most are usually 60+ y/o
    • Power to 'em, but you know...not something you go out of your way to see
  • the guy that came to the gym a few times with a handkerchief over his face, because it appeared that his lower jaw was removed, damaged or rotten.
    • I know that may sound really insensitive, but the odor was distracting. However, he only came during the day when they're weren't many people. I imagine he didn't want to gather attention, and he's gotta work out sometime.
  • Chatty-Cathy's that **** about not losing weight.

Otherwise, I would say, when i went to the gym, I was the weirdo.  I never gave a crap about my clothes being cute (often wore cut-off sleeves and even paired them to cut-off pants, too), my hair was a mess, paired with braces and working out with weights always got me stares. But that's how exercise should be! Working out hard and looking like crap, right?

 


mj, your gym attitude makes me sorry I don't go to a public gym anymore!

Original Post by mjsophia:


  • the guy that came to the gym a few times with a handkerchief over his face, because it appeared that his lower jaw was removed, damaged or rotten.

This would freak me out! How does this happen? :S

Is it wrong that I immediately thought "zombie!"? >.<

Original Post by cptbunny:

Original Post by mjsophia:


  • the guy that came to the gym a few times with a handkerchief over his face, because it appeared that his lower jaw was removed, damaged or rotten.

This would freak me out! How does this happen? :S

Is it wrong that I immediately thought "zombie!"? >.<

Not wrong cb I thought of the guy from boardwalk empire....

I'm not saying I'm a raving beauty or that my clothes even match. I am probably on someone's weird crap gym list!
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