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Annoyed By All The People At The Gym  
User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2275 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.

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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2269 times:

...so you'd rather whine about it to deaf ears who couldn't possibly care less?




Grow up-- if it's that bad, then alter your hours.

"Don't have time" you say? Nah, more like 'dont have the conviction'.


User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20479 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1):
who couldn't possibly care less?

I care. He has to look fabulous when he finally meets up with STL. I've been promised pix.  Wink



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User currently offlineNoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2257 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!  crazy 

Go to gyms if you will, but it's just not for me  Smile


User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Ah, just when the virgin Gym Bunnies start to hoppin'  Wink For a week or so...


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Quoting VSLover (Thread starter):
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.

Happens every year. Give it a week or two and they'll be gone. Meanwhile, Gold's just cashed in the year's net worth in one weekend.

I had to alter my hours as well. I usually go late at night now or early in the morning. NEVER go between the hours of 5pm-9pm. That's the worst time.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineVSLover From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1897 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2236 times:

Quoting ConcordeBoy (Reply 1):
"Don't have time" you say? Nah, more like 'dont have the conviction'.

dont believe i said anything about "not having time" though i dont, i've been making time.

altering my hours is not an option. the asshats at the gym just need to throw their arms up in the air and give up already.

this of course is all aside from the point that i may be speaking to those who dont care, yet those same persons have the time and are willing to respond.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2229 times:

Quoting Iflyatldl (Reply 4):
Ah, just when the virgin Gym Bunnies start to hoppin' For a week or so...

If we are on the same mindset, why do you think I go when my HS's cheerleaders do....  Smile



Doors open, right hand side, next stop is Springfield.
User currently offlineUsnseallt82 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 4891 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2223 times:

Quoting VSLover (Reply 6):
the asshats at the gym just need to throw their arms up in the air and give up already.

I hate em' too. Especially the ones who just sit and talk, clogging every weight with their fat asses.



Crye me a river
User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2210 times:

Oh, I'm there. I just roll out of bed an hour earlier and it's not that bad. And things will get back to normal this time next week.  Wink


Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
User currently offlineNancy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 467 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2198 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.

User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2192 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.....
User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5643 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2188 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"
User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2184 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.  Wink

Harry



Why grab a Heine when you can grab a Busch?
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Use the late hrs when its Less crowded.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9324 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2099 times:

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 2):

I care. He has to look fabulous when he finally meets up with STL. I've been promised pix. Wink

that is true. meanwhile, i, on the other hand, have never spent a day at the gym in my life. that's my beauty secret.



Eternal darkness we all should dread. It's hard to party when you're dead.
User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
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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.


"In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem - government IS the problem." - Ronald Reagan
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19202 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2089 times:

Quoting Noelg (Reply 3):
running on a conveyor belt!

LOL.  Big grin

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.

:yes:



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User currently offlineEaglekeeper101 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 272 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2085 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
User currently offlineCATHAY747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 170 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2081 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.

Lighten up, people!



You know, there's a word for women like you, not used in high society, outside of a kennel!
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2076 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!!!
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2073 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 !!!
E) ....

Who I could go on....but atleast they will only be there for another week, maybe 2 if they struggle.

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4870 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2057 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.

YOWza



12A whenever possible.
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1983 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2051 times:

Quoting GLAGAZ (Reply 21):
Who

*whoa  Smile

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2044 times:

Quoting Usnseallt82 (Reply 8):
I hate em' too.

Hate or envy?


25 PROSA : You also get another burst of newcomers in May and early June, consisting of people who want to look good for the beach in summer.
26 Post contains images Newark777 : That's why I never use the treadmills at the gym, only weights. Why run in a stuffy gym with a bunch of people running in place around you, when you
27 Usnseallt82 : Envy laziness? Ha.
28 AA61Hvy : I understand what your saying VSLover. It happens every year. I used to work out here at my school but 6 months ago, I started going off campus which
29 Shawn Patrick : I think the whole point of this thread is for VSlover to creatively (?) drop the fact that he's working out now. I'm sure someone cares though.....
30 Post contains images MiCorazonAzul : Very unfair comments. Those "asshats" have equal amount of right to be there as you do. They just get there earlier than you do. Besides, just like Y
31 TACAA320 : They are supposed to pay the fees. Ergo, you're right.
32 VSLover : well yes. i have a personal trainer that i see three times a week, but the days between i'm on my own for cardio. it is a private gym, not public...s
33 Amhilde : AA61Hvy- Im on a university campus as well and can agree with you on those observations. Right now its pretty nice since everyone is away, but in two
34 PROSA : Maybe so, but on the other hand anyone, gym newcomer or otherwise, should know that you don't interrupt a person in the middle of a heavy set without
35 Waterpolodan : On the flip side of most of these complaints, how annoying are the guys that take the working out thing way too seriously? I work at my university's g
36 CATHAY747 : Could you be any more selfish? You'll find sympathy in the dictionary after shit & suicide. This is akin to complaining about how many people are ahe
37 Leigh pilgrim : He he, would'nt worry mate, wont last long, give it a month, and things will be back to normal!
38 Matt D : Sounds to me like the original poster is spoiled selfish bastard who doesn't at all get the bigger picture. Let me just reiterate all of the very vali
39 VSLover : yes, i could be actually. besides, i wouldnt know about the flight check-in problem...there is rarely a line in the business or first check in lines.
40 Matt D : Yeah but that's a two way street bro. Are you trying to tell me that all of those other dues paying members don't have a right to bitch about YOU?
41 VSLover : of course they do and to deny that they dont bitch, well thats just silly. i just chose to bitch about it now and here. thats all.
42 Matt D : Fine. Point taken. Now are you complaining because you have a legitimate grievance, or are you just bitching because you have an axe to grind and noth
43 VSLover : pretty much.
44 KiwiinOz : Gym? What's a gym???
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