VSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1904 posts, RR: 21 Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2928 times:
its 6pm and i am hesitant to leave my office and head to the gym. last night i didnt get to the gym until 730 or 745pm and the place was PACKED with all those jerks who have made a new years resolution to get fit.
seriously, i cant wait another week or two for a majority of them to just give up so i can have my preferred machines open once more when i show up.
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2910 times:
I can't understand some people's obsession with the gym. Everybody at work spends 8 hours working their butt off at work before going in their free time to work their butt off running on a conveyor belt!
We tried it for 6 months until we realised it was getting us nowhere, and even our doctor said the gym is a waste of time. "The best way to lose weight and get fit" said the doctor "is to eat less food, and exercise as part of your daily routine". Walking more, climbing stairs, leaving the car at home, gardening, all do more for you than an hour at the gym if you're doing them regularly.
That way you're not paying hundreds of pounds a year either. Boy do those gyms rake in the money - think how much they suck out of people all on the premise of "you'll get fit and lose weight"......
It's even funnier when you see the gym car parks absolutely full of cars. Has anyone ever told these suckers if they'd have walked to the gym they could probably have burned as many calories before they even got there!
Nancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2851 times:
I was playing "spot the new year's resolution" yesterday. I love it when people plop themselves down in the weight circuit on the machine right in front of me and proceed to do 12 set of leg press with 5lbs of weight.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2845 times:
Actually, for me, it's been a win-win because I'm getting more out of my work out, I see friends I haven't seen in months and I've got time to go get coffee and a muffin and feel great when I get to the office.
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
PROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2841 times:
Just the other day, I was in the middle of a heavy set of barbell rows when some idiot woman interrupted me to ask if I was using a nearby yoga mat. The mat in question was against a wall at least ten feet away, with a couple of small plates lying on top of it; in other words, it was plainly obvious that I wasn't using the danged thing. Not to mention the fact that interrupting someone in the middle of a heavy set is a very bad idea regardless of the circumstances.
And then there are morons who curl in the squat rack, as you'll see in my sig file.
"Let me think about it" = the coward's way of saying "no"
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 27
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2837 times:
I'm looking forward to next week, when I go back to school and use the university gym, where it's usually dead when I go (around dinner time). And I would say it's free, until I look at that college bill.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 15347 posts, RR: 60
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2749 times:
From what I'm told, this time of year is the best time to buy home gym equipment, if that's what you'd like instead. Stores are practically GIVING the stuff away to compete with all the gyms and fitness clubs enrolling people after the first of the year.
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Quoting Noelg (Reply 3): "The best way to lose weight and get fit" said the doctor "is to eat less food, and exercise as part of your daily routine". Walking more, climbing stairs, leaving the car at home, gardening, all do more for you than an hour at the gym if you're doing them regularly.
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Eaglekeeper101 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2738 times:
I count myself fortunate that in my squadron building break area, there are free weights, benches, and some treadmills. Only 15 steps from my office, and it saves me the insanity of going to our base gym - not that I cannot find a good machine to work on during peak hours, but that there is virtually no parking just to get into the damn place. Takes longer to find a space than the workout would take.
"The earth is but one country, and mankind its citizens." - Bahá'u'lláh
CATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 565 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2734 times:
Quoting VSLover (Thread starter): the place was PACKED with all those jerks who have made a new years resolution to get fit
You know, instead of bitching about this, try looking at it from the perspective of: at least those people are TRYING, vs. going to McDonalds for another Big Mac and sitting on their asses in front of the TV with it.
And as for complaints about morons, etc., remember that everyone was a beginner at one point, and is not familiar with the "etiquette". It's "gym nazi" comments like this that intimidate people who would LIKE to get in shape, but are afraid of being or looking like idiots, and thus don't go and do it.
Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2729 times:
Ok my parents own a gym so here are some tips
January-march are the worst times to go because everyone keeps going till round that time till they get caught up in other things
7-closing hour is the worst time to go because every one goes in at these times, try going in at 4-7 or if your gym opens early at 730 like ours go in then its basically emty.
most people will use cardiovascular equipment ie as name the conveyer belt and static bikes etc so try altering your plan to do other things you wouldnt necisarily do ie a bit of bench pressing etc.
if the machine you want to use next is being used just stand close ask the person how much longer they'll be and just wait round doing a few stretches if you want why not take a few dumbells over ( remember to take them back after).
thats all i can think of now and just because there are some annoying people dont give up
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
GLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1988 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2726 times:
I had the same problem the other day. Gym was packed with new faces. You do get a good laugh though:
A) When they don't do any stretching before hand
B) When they stick 5kg on the bar and think they are really good at bench pressing.
C) When they go on the rowing machine and nearly break their spine with every tug.
D) When they do press-ups or sit-ups. YOU PAY FOR THE GYM TO USE WEIGHTS AND MACHINES!! YOU CAN DO THOSE THINGS IN YOUR HOUSE !!!
Who I could go on....but atleast they will only be there for another week, maybe 2 if they struggle.
Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
YOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 5060 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2710 times:
I work out quite often as I enjoy it and it help when I play rugby in the summer. Year after year it really pisses me off when the newly resolved come to the gym and hog the equipment. Typically this only lasts 2 weeks then back to normal congestion levels.
You can easily spot the newly resolved as follows:
-immaculate matching gear (sometimes still with price tags attached, I shit you not)
-brand new indoor running shoes
-arm strap + mp3 player
- not a clue what they're doing. I saw a guy on an ab-girdle do 10 sets of 3 reps. This is basically going to have as positive an impact on your abs as a deep yawn every 15 minutes - idiot
- they feel the need to chat with other about their routine and end up doimg more chatting than working out.