Day #7 – Fitness Pet Peeves

If you have nothing nice to stay, then come sit next to me because today we’re discussing fitness pet peeves.

1.  Dear super-stong guy at the gym:  I know it’s totally awesome that you can lift 900 pounds, and I am truly impressed, but TAKE OFF THE WEIGHTS WHEN YOU’RE DONE!!!  Seriously!  I’m a little person with little muscles and it takes me like 15 minutes to take all your weights off the machine.  You’re cutting into my workout time and giving me a hernia in the process.

2.  Dear gym owners/managers – PLEASE FIX BROKEN THINGS IN A TIMELY MANNER.  I’m not even referring to treadmills.  Please fix the shower door handle on the second stall that has been broken since May.  I know you know that it’s broken because sometimes you will randomly place an “out of order” sign on it.  The gym is right next to Home Depot.  Your repair guy could just walk there, order the right model, and get it fixed.  This Kohler model looks quite similar to what’s there now; I found it online for $170.89.  Just sayin’…

3.  Dear person in charge of the music – YOU DON’T NEED TO TURN THE VOLUME TO 11.  VOLUME 10 IS JUST FINE.  I know, I just sounded like an old person, “turn down that music!” but damn it I am an old person and when I have to shout over such subtle lyrics as, “Ima pop that p**sy” to my trainer, who is standing right next to me, that gets old after awhile too.

Whew!  Now that I got that off my chest I can be a positive individual again…until I see the broken door handle again…


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20 responses to “Day #7 – Fitness Pet Peeves

  1. Seems to me the d-bag who leaves all the weight on the machine isn’t even all that strong. He just loads it up and does quarter reps and then walks around all tough….

    I have so many pet peeves I had to write a whole blog about all of them a while back! LOL These are good ones for sure!

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  3. The guy who found it necessary to unrack his weights and rack them onto the bottom of the machine I was actively using last weekend. Hi, the machine is shaking and I’m trying to push double my body weight. Use common sense. And there is a girl at my gym who wears long sleeves while sweating profusely all over one of the stairmills for an hour or more … and the several feet around it. It’s gross. The carpet has actually gotten saturated before. Ew (honey weighs about 12 lbs. too, so the weight factor has nothing to do with it).

  4. amen on the door shower handle and the machines that are broken – went through 3 before finding one that worked one morning and that cuts into this old ladies morning gym time!!! fix ’em damit!!!!

  5. Your #1 is also my #1. And THAT happened today at the gym. Seriously, 10- 45 lb weights on the the damn angled leg press. Jerk, so rude! I also have a few other pet peeves: 1. people working out in flip flops and 2. People that sit and chit chat on the machines but don’t actually ever use them.

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