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Top 5 Things That Bug Me at the Gym

I’ve been going to the gym for about 5 years now and there are a lot of things that bother me while I’m trying to do my workout.  It mostly has to do with meat heads but sometimes it’s those chicks who wear too much makeup and jewelery.

Here is a list of the top 5 things that drive me nuts at the gym

1. Slamming down weights
When a guy (or girl) is finished their set and they just let the weights drop or if they actually slam them down so you know that they’re done of their set and that they’re ripped.

Why do you feel the need to do this gym guy (or girl)?  Why can’t you just set the weight down when you’re done with it?

If you’re not able to set a weight down, don’t pick it up in the first place!

2. Clanging metal weights together
You see/hear this mostly when someone is doing dumbbell shoulder press or dumbbell bench-press.  Again, it’s usually those “gym guys (or girls)” that want you to see how much weight they’re lifting so they clang the weights together loudly at the top of their press so you look at them.

We’re not working on the railroad here folks, so stop making it sound like we are.

3. Excessive Grunting
Whop! Whop! Whop! Whop!

This sound makes me think that you’re constipated and having digestive issues.  Actually, it surprises me when I hear people grunting so loud that they don’t shit their pants while doing so.

Yup, I hear ya dude and I get it; you’re huge, jacked and tanned.  I like your new haircut too!

4. Make-Up, Jewelery, Perfume, Cologne…
For some reason people think that the gym is a bar or dance club and need to be all dolled up and ready to pick-up.

I see women wearing so much makeup and all of their jewelery and guys all greased up with gel and wearing their watches and both reeking of cologne and/or perfume and I don’t get it.  I understand if you’re coming from work you have a little make up on, but those big hoop earrings, are they necessary?  I sometimes wish one would get caught on one of the pieces of equipment.

You’re here to workout, not dance on the stage beside the DJ booth like a groupie.

5. Engaging in naked conversations
Now, I’m not sure about the women’s locker room, but there’s always a lot of nakedness in the men’s locker room because well, it’s a locker room.  I don’t have a huge issue with this as I’ve grown up playing sports and in locker rooms and I understand guys want to shower and get cleaned up after sweating.  Here’s what I’m not OK with, you standing naked right beside me and trying to engage me in a conversation.  This I am not OK with.

Why do you want to be naked, standing beside me and having a conversation? Where am I supposed to look? I don’t want to move in fear of accidentally touching you or ya know…

The most awkward thing I ever witnessed in my life was two older men, both naked, one sitting on the bench in the locker room, the other was standing with one leg up on the bench his junk pointed towards the first and they were a mere foot away from the other, engaging in full conversation.  Take a second to think about that one…

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