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May 10, 2012 7:39 PM

I hate a mess. At my school gym, most people were generally good about racking their weights, and the gym staff would reset the plates so that there's at least a decent amount of each weight at each station. Now that I'm out of school for the summer, I'm going to my parents' gym. Trying to find a plate in there is like a wild ****ing goose chase. I've literally had to wander around the weight area looking for weight plate and clamps every time I've gone there.

^^^^THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Drives me f***ing nuts!!!
May 10, 2012 7:39 PM
What annoys me most is people who go to the gym to get hit on! There's so many women at the gym I go to that look as if they are ready to go on a date. They are walking around the gym trying to see what guys are looking at them. That's so sad that some people need that type of attention. Or while I go to the weights section, seeing men just starring at themselves in the mirrors. Do that at home!! And lastly, yesterday I saw a girl chugging down a milk shake from Baskin Robbins in the locker room. What is the point of that???
May 10, 2012 7:40 PM
Yes the whole cell phone thing annoys me.......
Loud conversations while on equipment........
I'm not one to judge either and that's the whole motto of the gym I belong to........
Planet Fitness "The No Judgement Zone"
and let me tell ya, I'm not overweight, but I'm always impressed and motivated to work harder to stay in shape by some of the ladies that are and well honestly kick my butt working out ........
May 10, 2012 7:40 PM
on yeah.. forgot I hate when people don't rerack their weights
May 10, 2012 7:46 PM
People that workout like crazy at level
May 10, 2012 7:47 PM
That would really annoy me. I judge people at the gym all the time. But like you I never say anything about it, it's just little things that irk me that I can't help but think.

But I must defend me and the other primped gym-goers and say that you don't always know what a person's day was like before they went to the gym. I go to school, then work, then the gym, so when I go in full makeup and my hair is fantastic (although tied back) it's not because I don't work hard, or really care what I look like while I workout.
Edited by Aliciaaah On May 10, 2012 8:02 PM
May 10, 2012 7:48 PM
I go to the gym pretty late. There is a row of about 10 treadmills - only two of us on them. I take one second to end... the other person is at the far right side. I'm out of cardio shape, so I'm sweatin' and workin' hard. Then some super fit girl who just got done with her Tri-Training Class comes over and takes the treadmill RIGHT NEXT TO MINE. There are so many others... but she goes right next to me. Cranks it up to 7+ and runs. Then passes gas. I swear this totally happened twice now! Ugh!

The second time it was a little more crowded - but she came next to me again. And then her buddies went on the other side of me... then they talked to each other over my treadmill. It was SO bizarre!
May 10, 2012 7:54 PM
Treadmill racing.. it's ON B*TCH!! Hahah, but honestly, when you can tell someone is watching you go at your own pace it gets uncomfortable.
May 10, 2012 7:55 PM
There is a stinky lady at the gym I go to. This lady is in perfect shape, dressed perfectly in perfect little workout outfits, hair and make up done to the nines, and she reeks. I'm not talking cigarette smoke, or just a little BO from sweating, it's as if she hasn't taken a bath in days and on one of those days she wallows in chicken sh!t.

I try not to judge at the gym, I'm a big fat fattie in horrible clothes, but when you smell so bad that if you get on a machine anywhere near me I'm going to have to move, there is a problem.
May 10, 2012 7:55 PM
1. People don't rack their weights.
2. People try and talk to me while I'm training.
3. A bro in his low to mid 20's comes in and tries to squat the Chrysler Building and falls on his ass almost crushing himself. Then, looks around to see if anyone saw him.
May 10, 2012 7:59 PM

1. People don't rack their weights.
2. People try and talk to me while I'm training.
3. A bro in his low to mid 20's comes in and tries to squat the Chrysler Building and falls on his ass almost crushing himself. Then, looks around to see if anyone saw him.

3. definitely! Some kid the other day was squatting and I Had to wait for him to finish.. He wasnt even getting his arse to 90 degrees.. then he would jump around thinking he had just worked hard...

I come in after him.. double the weight and arse to the floor! The look on his face was gold!
May 10, 2012 8:07 PM
To be honest, I am guilty of some of these... But in my defense, it was the first time I had ever had a gym membership and didn't know that I should wipe the machines down after I use them, etc. I started doing that once I noticed other people doing it, but I'm sure there were a few workouts where I was totally oblivious.

I really hated it when people would treadmill race me or stare at me while using the weight machines.
May 10, 2012 8:07 PM
People who hog the space/equpment! There's these two ladies who come in, collect all the dumbells and other equipment they plan to use, and spread it all out in front of the only open space in front of the mirrors. So nobody can use the space or the equipment. Take what you need, use it, and then put it back for someone else. Today, even worse because it was a trainer! Went over and asked if he was using one or both of the blocks with his client. He said not, and I took one to an open space. Started working out, then he comes over with his client and starts doing an exercise right next to me. Ok fine, so I take the block and move it back to the spot that they had just left. I do another set of box jumps, walk around for a minute, head back to the box only to find the trainer and his client are now there, using the block. Seriously, he knew I was using it; couldn't have at least asked if I was done? Or used the other one?
May 10, 2012 8:24 PM
The peeker always gets me irritated!!!! You know, when your on your machine and you can see out of the corner of your eye every minute or so the person next to you is looking to see how fast your going/cals burned/time etc. ticks me off sometimes lol. It's like "bro,did you come here to workout or moniter everyone else's workouts?" and don't even get me started on the guy who thinks he knows everything about lifting, my trainer is literally helping me do it man, when was the last time someone paid you for your advice?! Lol sorry I have peeves about some people at the gym
May 10, 2012 9:38 PM
Wow, you all have some weird-ass people at your gyms. We have the intense people who work out in the weight room with their rippling musculature, then the average Joe's who just walk the treadmills slowly, but I've yet to see any of the crazies people mention here.. Maybe I'm just not there often enough to see them. Or they only come out during a full moon.

My only annoyance with my gym is the lack of fans in the cardio room. I get that the point of working out is to sweat, but I sweat enough for three people when I'm outside with a breeze. Inside a stuffy room running like a crazed hamster in a cage my body goes into overdrive and it's like "Jumanji" when the monsoon hits the house and everyone gets swept away. Except instead of people caught in the current, it's my glasses, and they literally fall off my nose.

Oh, yeah, I'm one of those sexy people. Rawr.
May 10, 2012 9:46 PM

Curling in the squat rack
Dips in the squat rack
Military presses in the squat rack
Talking in the squat rack

Take revenge: do squats in front of the rack with the curl bars.
May 10, 2012 9:49 PM
I agree grunters and cell phones.
May 10, 2012 9:50 PM
Sorry ladies, you who wear the leather fingerless gloves lifting your 10 lb weights.
May 10, 2012 9:50 PM
I don't go to the gym anymore, but when I did I hated chatty girls. Buds that would go together and talk endlessly or cellphone talkers.

One time in particular, I got there at 5:30 am and a girl got on the elliptical next to me and started talking to her boyfriend at length on her cell. At freaking 5:30 in the morning! Either he was long distance in effing Moscow or he was the most whipped duded ever to let her blather on and keep him from sleeping that early.

Also dislike old creepy dudes in their too-short shorts going to scam on the young women. These guys never work out, just walk around looking like Xanadu fanatics.
May 10, 2012 10:04 PM

Okay I have to admit, I have gone for "coffee" with a girlfriend and we decided that as long as we were going to sit our butts down somewhere and just drink coffee and gab, we'd do it on side-by-side recumbant bikes lol... I mean, it's better than nothing.

Having said that, we both worked out regularly at the time too... it's not like that was our workout. It was no different than going for a walk outside while drinking a starbucks.

May 10, 2012 10:06 PM
I like to watch the news on the Tv at the gym while I'm on the elliptical. There is a row of treadmills between the ellipticals and the tv's, which are hung from the ceiling. When there Are a dozen machines not being used why do the college girls always get on the one that will block my view? I swear....those packs of college girls have one brain between them all and someone left it at the dorm.
May 10, 2012 10:49 PM
Teenagers in the gym.

Annoying. Judgmental. Young guys.

They see an overweight chick working out and either need to give their advice or gawk and quietly make rude comments to their friends.
May 10, 2012 11:54 PM
I can't stand when girls go to the gym and follow guys around, but don't work out. They act so dumb around them, and it's so annoying. They just flirt with them. Ugh!
May 11, 2012 12:05 AM


Curling in the squat rack
Dips in the squat rack
Military presses in the squat rack
Talking in the squat rack

Take revenge: do squats in front of the rack with the curl bars.

Challenge accepted!

My pet peeves though:

Groups of teenage guys loudly spewing the latest bro-science they read on the interwebs for everyone to hear...and them only do quater reps with ridiculous weighs...and of course the people who don't re-rack their wieghts.

On the topic of cell phones though: I don't talk on my phone but I do type away between my sets though, but it's because I'm logging my progress on JEFIT.
May 11, 2012 12:12 AM

I work out a lot...usually about 5 times a week. I am over weight, and I sweat...a lot...but I kick my own butt as hard as I can on a daily basis.

There are two women around my age at the gym. They are over weight themselves, but who am I to judge? I was on the treadmill one day, and noticed they walked in with starbucks frozen coffees and went and sat on the bikes. As the sipped on their frozen coffees, they sat and made fun of people in the gym. They made comments about how people looked and how much they were sweating. As they sat there, makeup done, barely moving and drinking their iced coffees, they had the nerve to make fun of other people in the gym! And let me remind you, they were not skinny by any means!!!

Isn't the whole point of the gym to work out? I don't know why I care, but I hate it when people judge others because of their weight. I hate it even more when it is one heavy person doing it to another. And then on top of that, to make fun of them for trying to improve themselves???? I would love to say a few choice words to these women!

On another note..I get really annoyed when people sit on the benches and machines and talk on their phones, while everyone else is waiting to use them!!! Gym manners people haha!

That's so terrible! I think they themselves are afraid to go out there and give it their all, so they make fun of those that do. Not looking silly is an excuse they use, but it's obviously not doing them any good.

I absolutely love when overweight people are out there sweating, working towards their goals. I want to go out there and hug them and let them know that they're doing alright. In fact, I ought to reach out to them more and provide a welcoming atmosphere for them (that's my goal tomorrow!) From personal experience I know how intimidating it is to be at the gym during the first few days, not really knowing how the machines work or how much effort you're supposed to put in. It takes a while for you to know your body and what it needs exercise-wise.

And yeah, machine hogs, gah!


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