First let me start out by saying I am loving reading all your workout/running goals for 2012! It’s so awesome to see how many of you are going to run your first 5K, half or full marathon and how many of you are going for PR’s! I am so excited to see what you do this year!
As I’ve mentioned before, I have a gym in my building which is pretty awesome. It’s really convenient to be able to walk downstairs early in the morning or late at night and not have to worry about actually getting to the gym. While I’m not complaining, I will tell you there are some serious characters at my gym. Every time I think I’ve seen the weirdest thing at my gym, someone does something even weirder that has me running upstairs to PartyDog, “O M G have you seen so and so…” They are pretty entertaining to me so I figured I would share with you some of my favorites.
1. The guys who sits and drinks Starbucks coffee for hours.
This character comes to the gym every time dressed in fancy gym wear, has on sunglasses and brings his yoga mat. He walks in, lays down his yoga mat in the middle of the gym and sits there playing on his phone and drinking his venti Starbucks cup-for at least an hour. Does he get up? Nope. Does he workout? Nope. When he’s done playing games on his phone and drinking his Starbucks, he rolls his mat up and leaves.
2. The guys who lifts weights barefoot.
To be honest, this guy really bugs me. I personally think it’s not only disgusting that he does this but really rude to the rest of us at the gym. Anyway, this guy takes his shoes off before he lifts at each and every machine. And I watch, each and every time as he does it. Keep your shoes on man or get some Vibrams or something.
3. The guy who hops on the treadmill while it’s on.
The first time I walked into the gym and saw an empty treadmill on as high as it could go (it was going so fast you could hear it outside of the gym doors) I thought someone forgot to turn it off. That was until I saw a guy running at top speed from the weight area and hopping on the treadmill for 1 minute and then hopping off to run back to the weight area. The first time he did it I was completely shocked, and thought “wait what just happened.” Five minutes later he did the same thing. I guess he’s doing intervals? It’s really dangerous to try and hop on the treadmill when it’s going at like speed 12 but I guess that’s why he needs the running start? Do I even need to tell you this guy is my favorite? This is pure entertainment each and every time.
4. The couple who stands still on the treadmill.
OK so they don’t stand perfectly still but the treadmill is on at .4 speed. Literally at .4, I’ve watched to see where they put it. .4 speed in case you have no idea is taking 1 step about every 10 seconds. They do this and talk or watch TV the entire time. And because they don’t sweat, or even take more than 12 steps total their workout they wear their clothes from work. By work clothes I mean dress clothes and shoes.
And of course we can’t forget about the Fan Lady but you all know I can’t even begin to talk about her…
That’s all the nonsense I have for now! Don’t forget to enter the Drymax socks giveaway!
What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen at your gym?