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January 10, 2012 2:03 PM
I joined the gym about a month ago after working out with a trainer for about a year. Sweating in private, not a big deal. But, when at the gym, especially doing intense cardio - I can glisten profusely. So, anyone have thoughts on this being a turn on or off to members of the opposite sex. (Not that they gym is a place to date, just wondering.)
January 10, 2012 2:05 PM
I wouldn't say sweating is really very attractive. I know when i get all sweaty I get bright red in the face too, no idea why, but I'm guessing its not very attractive. Although I don't think anyone really cares either haha. Everyone's supposed to look gross at the gym, otherwise you're not doing it right. (:
January 10, 2012 2:08 PM
I'm too busy staying focused to even care if I'm too sweaty.
January 10, 2012 2:09 PM
Sweating is very sexy. Keep in mind that workout sweat doesn't smell like nervous sweat does.

Also, people that do not generate a good sweat at the gym spend most of their time talking with their trainers and reading people on a machine just look foolish.
January 10, 2012 2:10 PM
Hot... as long as you wipe down the benches after tongue

Would you rather do a pointless workout and look pretty and unglistny or kick ass and have an amazing body.

But most of all, who cares. It is a gym... people go there to sweat, it is sort of the point. The majority of people are going to be focused on their own thing and won't notice you anyways.
Edited by mandasimba On January 10, 2012 2:39 PM
January 10, 2012 2:10 PM
January 10, 2012 2:11 PM
if you're sweating, you're getting a good work out! sweaty people are doing something right
January 10, 2012 2:11 PM
must admit i agree i don't care......but

it is embarrassing for me as im literally dripping at the end of a session, i mean wet t shirt contest winner dripping

i apologised to the girl next to me once


my PT said 'i wonder why you sweat so much' albeit in a nice way i still hate that i run hotter than Mavericks afterburners in Top Gun
January 10, 2012 2:12 PM
I think it's totally sexy (well, not on me so much - at least not yet). You can tell that person is working hard when they get to sweating. As long as the person doesn't stink up the joint then bring on the sweat!

For myself I feel my sweatstains are a badge of honor showing how hard I've pushed my fat rear in my workout! laugh
January 10, 2012 2:12 PM
Personally, I'm not a fan of sweat. My husband's a "sweater" and it freaks me out if his sweaty arm accidentally mine. However, of all public places to sweat, the gym is THE PLACE. Better there than at an office, or something. smile
January 10, 2012 2:13 PM
Pretty hot to me. Yes it is.
January 10, 2012 2:13 PM
I feel hot, probably because I feel strong, but I'm sure I look gross. I feel so good though after a workout.
January 10, 2012 2:13 PM
Ladies don't sweat.. they perspire wink
January 10, 2012 2:14 PM
If your not sweating, your not working hard enough.
January 10, 2012 2:15 PM

must admit i agree i don't care......but

it is embarrassing for me as im literally dripping at the end of a session, i mean wet t shirt contest winner dripping

i apologised to the girl next to me once


my PT said 'i wonder why you sweat so much' albeit in a nice way i still hate that i run hotter than Mavericks afterburners in Top Gun

I'm the same way - It's one step shy of embarrassing for me. And then, afterwards, I'm like George Costanza "It didnt take". :-)
January 10, 2012 2:16 PM
I don't think it's strange if you don't sweat at the gym?! I use to be a newbie care what everyone else thinks of me person when I was working out, but now I just don't focus on it too much. Everyone is there for a purpose and honestly if you're not sweating than maybe should work harder! Just saying lol
January 10, 2012 2:16 PM
I don't think it really matters whether it's hot or not, like everyone else said, your exercising and should be sweating. And I don't know about anyone else but I know that when im at the gym exercising, I'm seriously not paying attention to whether the people around me are sweating or not because I'm too focused on myself. Chances are, nobody is looking to see how much your sweating anyways and if they find it as a turn off, then they can look at someone else!
January 10, 2012 2:17 PM
This is going to sound really gross, however, my only purpose for going to the gym is to get into shape.

I get up in the morning, eat breakfast, put on my baseball cap to hide my bird's nest hair and go directly to the gym.

Once I am done my workout I shower and go to work.

I garauntee that there is nothing sexy about how I look or smell during my workout, but that isn't the point.

Greatest feeling in the world!
January 10, 2012 2:18 PM
I am one of those fortunate who don't sweat profusely when exercising. However the drawback is that I have to moisturize a lot or my skin gets really scaly. But it was a great advantage growing up since acne wasn't an issue.

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January 10, 2012 2:18 PM
And how you feel about yourself is WAY more important than other peoples opinions! =)
January 10, 2012 2:22 PM
This happened to me yesteday whilst I was doing my interval run on the treadmill. I looked like someone had thrown a bucket of water over my head and I was on the flat out stage and was breathing so hard a little bit of spit came out of my mouth. How embarrasing!!!blushing I had a quick look around and no one seemed to noticed but in the end I thought "Who Cares" because I was working my A#*se off and I did wipe the treamill down with disinfectant when I finished!! Awesome workout I might add!!
January 10, 2012 2:23 PM
Haha! My grandmother used to say "horses sweat, men perspire, women glow."

Well, let's just say that I glow A LOT at the gym! I'm sure it's not terribly attractive to see but it definitely means I'm working hard. I view it a bit like a badge of honor- the wetter my shirt is when I leave, the more intense the workout was.
January 10, 2012 2:26 PM
Bring on the sweat!! The more I sweat the better! The more other people sweat the better! Not there to sit and look pretty, I'm there to sweat it off so I can feel amazing later!

Other people sweating, motivates me to sweat more.
January 10, 2012 2:27 PM
Sweaty chicks are hot! I think it's the determination and effort that creates the sweat (from a workout), that is the real turn on. However, a woman sweating while sitting at a table at a restaurant = not so attractive. LOL

Personal, I go to the gym with the intent to sweat. So I really don't care what other people think.
January 10, 2012 2:28 PM
I think it's more of a turn off when you're clearly at the gym to meet someone and not to maintain your health/fitness. Being fit & active is HOT.

Also, I sweat like a waterfall and don't care what people think about it.


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