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Gym stories anyone?

SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
I'm about to start going to the gym again after 3 years out of the loop---this is a new gym and I feel nervous (not sure why)...so, tell me your gym horror/funny stories so I can feel better! :lol:
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    I don't have any horror stories per se. Just funny stories of how ridiculous some people look when they are *working out*. You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise.
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  • SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
    You mean none of you have ever puked all over the isntructor's Nikes? :shock:
  • SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
    CGE wrote:
    I don't have any horror stories per se. Just funny stories of how ridiculous some people look when they are *working out*. You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise.

    Yeah, I know those...there was this girl who had to match EVERYTHING. I always wondered, where does she get her socks???? :lol:
    Ok, I need to change the topic to funny stories then :wink:
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    I never puked on his Nikes but I did almost puke when he put me on the eliptical for 10 minutes. I can do stairs for an hour, but put me on that thing and I'm toast in minutes.
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  • SpringcurlSpringcurl Posts: 8,002Registered Users
    Well, back in the day I had a HUGE crush on my spinning instructor. I was very shy and would never have made a move, but I think he liked me, too.

    One day after spinning class he deliberately stopped me to talk and I was shyly answering his questions thinking how handsome he was when suddenly a ladder that had been in the corner fell right on my head.

    He was very solicitous and sweet making sure I was all right, but I was just really embarrassed.
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  • shirleytemple13shirleytemple13 Posts: 328Registered Users
    Springcurl.. that story is funny and embarassing too!

    I go to a local rec center because it is cheap. I go 4-5 times a week and am friendly with the six or seven regulars that go at my time and use the Cyber Arc Trainers. Well the other day a few of the older guys (48 or so, I"m 30) were trying to guess my age which I didn't appreciate.

    They guessed 48! Needless to say I'm so friendly with them anymore.
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  • O d d i s y~O d d i s y~ Posts: 1,042Registered Users
    You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise

    i know a girl who comes to the gym with FULL make-up. :shock:
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  • lauraloolauraloo Posts: 2,121Registered Users
    Hahah I know just what you all are talking about the girls who come to the gym all made up... I go to the gym in the rec building at my school so needless to say it's expected to see some of those girls at a college gym. Some of them are just so ridiculous that I can't help but laugh. I especially love that they all watch trashy VH1 shows and sometimes talk on their cell phones while running on the treadmill... it just tops it all off!

    Well back to the OT-- I guess I don't really have any funny gym stories, besides yesterday while I was elliptical-ing the boy next to me ripped a really nasty fart and you could see all the other girls were disgusted. Ha!
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  • curlylauracurlylaura Posts: 8,352Registered Users
    There was a girl at my gym who wore a halter neck top that tied behind the neck and every so often she would have to re-tie it but she always did it in a way that everyone would notice what she was doing.

    I've seen women in the changing rooms spraying themselves top to toe with perfume. It just seems like a waste because they're supposably going to get sweaty.

    The men in the gym can be very funny. There's one area of the gym with a sort of framework with loads of weights on it, it's pretty big. Anyway the men who use this sound like they're trying to crap a dumb bell, all grunting and groaning. It had been renamed the Male Birthing Area.

    I once saw a woman wearing a thong leotard. With bike shorts underneath. It was a bit washed out. I was so disturbed I posted about it on nc.com
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Thank goodness, it's been years since I saw a thong leotard at my gym. That was the worst idea in exercise wear EVAH.

    I go to a local YMCA, so it's definitely not populated with flashy dressers. That suits me fine. I do get a bit startled by the teenage girls' idea of appropriate gym clothes. Pajama bottoms and shorts rolled down so low you can see things you don't want to are all too common.
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    Oddisy~ wrote:
    You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise

    i know a girl who comes to the gym with FULL make-up. :shock:


    See, that's just crazy!!
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    I'm with you all about how stupid it is to wear full makeup and perfume to workout....but I'll admit that my gym clothes are pretty cute. I just can't get inspired to workout if I'm wearing old sweats and a big old T-shirt. Having cute pants and a flattering tank top helps me to get my lazy butt to the gym more!
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    Oh, I agree. Having nice workout clothes definitely can motivate me.
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    I don't mean cute workout clothes. Those are a must. I mean the clothes that weren't made for working out in that make the people look completely ridiculous!
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    You mean like the purple velour track suits with the glitter pictures on them? Yep.
  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    curlylaura wrote:

    I've seen women in the changing rooms spraying themselves top to toe with perfume. It just seems like a waste because they're supposably going to get sweaty.

    on nc.com

    This is just plain rude. Do people not realize...when you work out and sweat...it makes the smell of perfume or cologne even stronger??? I hate being on the treadmill and someone walks by and their perfume just lingers. I almost gag and sometimes can't breath to run.

    Leave the perfume spraying to after you work out...

    There...I'm done venting!!! :lol:
  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    SuZen wrote:
    You mean like the purple velour track suits with the glitter pictures on them? Yep.


    Yes, but at least with that outfit they are covered up!

    I hate the cleavage busting outfits and daisy dukes that girls think are necessary.
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Ok, do you guys take your make up off when you get to the gym? I go straight after work, and never considered taking it off. Not that I wear alot, but maybe I'm one of those that y'all are making fun of who works out in full make up :? :lol:
    I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    Ok, do you guys take your make up off when you get to the gym? I go straight after work, and never considered taking it off. Not that I wear alot, but maybe I'm one of those that y'all are making fun of who works out in full make up :? :lol:

    I always rinse my face a few times at the sink before working out. Honestly, my face just feels gross when I'm sweating if I don't do this.


    Oh, and I don't really have an issue with the little shorts. but the no-support cleavage-bearing tops that leave the girls jiggling all over the place? What's the point? Especially since I got to an all women's gym! (Although, I must note that I am totally jealous of the small-breasted women who can wear cute built-in-bra tops and things with no issue!)
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  • CGECGE Posts: 1,911Registered Users
    Ok, do you guys take your make up off when you get to the gym? I go straight after work, and never considered taking it off. Not that I wear alot, but maybe I'm one of those that y'all are making fun of who works out in full make up :? :lol:


    If you are in the bathroom/lockeroom freshening up your make up before you go work out, then yes, I am laughing at you.

    :lol:
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  • CurlyCanadianCurlyCanadian Posts: 10,780Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    CGE wrote:
    Ok, do you guys take your make up off when you get to the gym? I go straight after work, and never considered taking it off. Not that I wear alot, but maybe I'm one of those that y'all are making fun of who works out in full make up :? :lol:


    If you are in the bathroom/lockeroom freshening up your make up before you go work out, then yes, I am laughing at you.

    :lol:

    :lol:

    Ok, definatly not freshining up, but never thought to wash it off. I don't wear foundation though, so not worried about sweating through it! Maybe I should start washing before though...can't be very good for my skin :P
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    I usually use one of those facial wipes to take off my foundation without messing up my eye makeup. I'll go without foundation in public, but not without mascara, even to the gym!
  • MunchyMunchy Posts: 5,206Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I always quickly wash my face in the sink. I don't worry about eye makeup, but I take off all powder/concealer before working out.
  • AmnerisAmneris Posts: 15,117Registered Users
    I mostly only wear tinted moisturizer and a little pressed powder and not very much of either, so I don't bother to take it off as it's mostly moisturizer and I don't really sweat anyway ( :cry: ) I don't wear eye makeup and all that stuff every day anyway, only for special occassions, so there's not much to take off and I never even thought of doing that.

    I do have to wear cute clothes to get in the mood and feel good. They make some really nice workout outfits.

    I haven't gone to the gym in a while though because I do all my workouts at home and I was only going there for kickboxing class, which I had to put on hold since getting pregnant. And I am going to take prenatal classes at a separate place, so I probably won't go back to the gym again till I'm ready to lose baby weight, and who knows what I'll look like or be wearing then????
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  • solangesolange Posts: 2,539Registered Users
    I've done some goofy stuff at the gym.

    I go really early most days, around 4:30 am or so.

    I get dressed half asleep and in the dark so I'm not waking up the rest of the family.

    Once I put my shorts on inside out and backwards and didn't notice until I got on the elliptical machine and noticed that my shorts kept biting me. I look down and see the big old tag staring back at me!!

    I was so mortified :oops: because the stupid changing area is all the way on the other side of the gym.

    I snatched that waistband up as high under my shirt as I could (which kinda hurt) and walked really fast to the locker room.

    What an idiot!!

    I never wear makeup to the gym since I go first thing. I look pretty scary!!

    I've also fallen off of the bench in step class because I was too busy checking out what someone else was doing!!
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  • MephistoMephisto Posts: 555Registered Users
    As an owner, I have a super story that happened just this week...

    Everyone knows you kind of need some things to make exercise machines work, right?

    So in walks a woman, with one artificial leg, AND a bad shoulder. She later informed my partner that she has a condition where her body grows tumors that eat away her bones

    It was really difficult for her to not say, you know what, we can't do anything for you. She tried her hardest to adapt every exercise so that the woman could do something, but realized that you need at least one half of your body to work.

    She was really nice and quite determined though!

    This is a true story.
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  • SuZenSuZen Posts: 1,595Registered Users
    The poor woman! Probably she should have gone for physical therapy. They can usually teach you some exercises that you can do at a gym too.
  • MephistoMephisto Posts: 555Registered Users
    For a moment, the thought was "this has to be a practical joke." She took it very seriously and that was that.
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  • SaKkehSaKkeh Posts: 986Registered Users
    Oddisy~ wrote:
    You know the ones, they are dressed like they are going out to a club rather than for an hour of sweaty exercise

    i know a girl who comes to the gym with FULL make-up. :shock:

    I can understand that some people may be coming directly from work and still have their makeup on, BUT, I've seen PUT ON makeup in the changing room :shock:
  • riotkittyriotkitty Posts: 1,307Registered Users
    I just joined a gym here and so far so good. Its probably a cultural thing and I'm not really offended, but women that insist on staying naked while they do everything in the locker room kinda weird me out

    Once, there was this girl who was already dressed, who went to the mirror, lifted up her shirt with no bra under, got a good look at her boobs and rib cage and walked out. Very strange.

    I haven't encountered this here, but when I was in school I used to hate the guys that come up and comment on my form (I lift a lot) as an obvious pick up. My solution for this has been wearing my ipod.

    Another time I was on an eliptical and some jerk looked over at the monitor and said do you really think you burnt all those calories? :evil:
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