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Old 05-20-2009, 02:43 PM   #76  
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Speaking of running on the treadmill, at my last gym the floor under the treadmills was so unstable that when someone was running on the treadmill next to mine, my treadmill would be shaking all over the place. Thank goodness that doesn't happen at my new gym. I was always waiting for the floor to collapse under me.
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:34 PM   #77  
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Cracks me up too how the guy who will go in and run 100 miles an hour on the treadmill will circle and circle around trying to get the parking spot closest to the door.
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Old 05-23-2009, 11:36 AM   #78  
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My gym used to be a Gold's gym but now is called signature fitness. The place gets so packed right after work but they expanded the gym so there's plenty of equipment to go around. The funny thing is that since it gets so packed I see the people circleing and waiting around the parking lot all the time too. We have 3 parking lots and some parking along the back of the building. People always circle the lots closest to the building but finding a spot there could take you 15-20 minutes. So when I go there I go straight to the lot farthest away which is a whole 1/2 a block away woohoo (note the sarcasm), it's completely empty and I'm in the gym in 2 minutes. I laugh at all the people to lazy to walk a few extra feet it's ridiculous!
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My number one pet peeve is when people use the lockers in the locker room and don't LOCK them! Not because I care whether or not their stuff gets stolen, but because I have to open about 50 lockers to find an available locker. The lock not only protects your stuff, but it signals to everyone that that locker is in use. Some days I contemplate taking stuff just to teach people a lesson

My other pet peeve is the conversations (whether on the cell phone or to the person next to them). If I can hear you through my mp3 player on max volume, then you are too frickin loud! And how can you talk comfortably and get a good workout anyway??
So you could just throw their things in the floor and take their locker, and lock it so they can't get you back Mean as it is....
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:40 AM   #80  
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My wife is often having me come over to remove the 100s and 45s from the machine. I too notice how many of the younger men have no idea about gym manners. Also many of them are performing the exercises incorrectly. The navy base gym we work out at has a nifty thing for sanitation. A 3 foot tall cylinder dispenses sanitary wipes. Just tear off the one you want, wipe off the bench or machine and dispose of the spent wipe in the handy basket at the bottom. To avoid the crowd I go as early as possible. One time I had my knees wrapped and was ready to squat something like 500, when some jerk stepped up to the squat rack and started doing chinups. Since there are only a few women that work out there, I haven't noticed the perfume issue, but I can imagine that being a real problem.
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Old 05-26-2009, 11:14 AM   #81  
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I haven't posted on here in so long but this one got my attention.

I belong to the local Y and about 3:30 p.m. and on everyday the middle and high school kids come. They are allowed to just roam around in the cardio section.

I do not remember being that annoying when I was that age, LOL.
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Old 05-26-2009, 12:45 PM   #82  
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The gym lock thing...irritates the heck out of me!

I am only 5'4", and the shelf of the lockers is above my eye level. I tend to use the same locker whenever I go to the gym...so the other day I stashed my stuff in my usual locker and was just ready to close the door and put on my lock when I happened to look up and noticed some woman's keys and a paper on the shelf of the locker. It's just by luck that I happened to see them...had I not, I would've locked her keys and paper in the locker with my lock and she would have been stuck until I came back. I was quite annoyed to have to move my stuff to another locker.
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Old 05-27-2009, 03:00 PM   #83  
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I don't like it when women dry their pubic area with the dryers--I am sorry but it grosses me out when I am just trying to get my makeup on!
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Old 05-27-2009, 05:52 PM   #84  
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I have to defend the no lock thing, because I've done it once or twice myself. And, there's no way *I* could be annoying? Moi?

Why no lock? Because when I work out when I'm traveling, I don't bring a lock with me -- I travel light! Most commercial gyms where one can purchase a day pass don't loan out locks, nor do they offer a place to leave your stuff other than the locker room.

So, my choices are to schlep my street clothes with me, which would get in the way of other lifters (and get chalk on my usually limited travel clothes), or to leave my non-valuables in a locker without a lock. I choose the latter.

I don't see that it takes that much effort to find another locker if the first one you open has stuff in it. Think of it as part of your workout, like parking in the underused lot that's half a block farther away from the front door...

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Old 05-27-2009, 10:27 PM   #85  
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I am one also that does not bring a lock, my bad, I didn't realize it was so annoying to some ...

I found another pet peeve tonight... It seems that 8 times out of 10 when I drink water from the fountain, because I forgot my bottle, there is a wad of gum in there... Tonight I forgot my bottle of water and lo and behold there was a wad of gum in the fountain...The gym management even have a sign above the fountain asking peeps to not throw their gums in there...
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My gym pet peeves are...

1) The people who want to "work in" while I'm using a weight machine. It's quite obvious I'm working here, not just sitting around with my thumb up my wazzooo, and no, you're time is NOT more valuable than mine so please wait your turn.

2) The guy who gets on the treadmill next to me, starts running, and very shortly his sweat is flying all over the place.....if you're going to shower me with sweat, buddy, next time bring some soap too.

3) The gym employees have the music turned up so loud it drowns out my iPod.

4) Women who do not clean up after themselves.....everything from not flushing the toilet to leaving big wet messes all over the benches in the locker room to not bothering to pick up paper towels when they drop them.

5) Gym employees or others who take spray cleaners to the piece of equipment next to me. When that happens, I have trouble breathing and my work out is pretty much done. Thanks a frickin' lot. (Liked the idea someone posted about the wipes....much better than spraying substances into the air.)

6) The old woman who turns herself toward the jet in the hot tub, and a few minutes later turns around smiling. I don't need to see this (and if I did I'd find a porno with something more appealing to look at).

7) Having to open numerous unlocked lockers and finding them in use before I finally find one I can use and put my lock on. In my experience, these are often the same women who get *****y when you are blocking their immediate access to *their* locker when you're changing either before or after your workout. God forbid you don't snap to and get out of their way toot sweet.

8) Private conversations on cell phones in public areas.....I don't give a fat rat's a** who you're humping, how heavy your period is, what you ate last night or will eat in the future, what a jerk your boss is, how large your new zit is and whether or not you're planning to pop it....and yes, I've had to endure all of these conversations and worse.

I could probably come up with more, but those are the biggies. I've occasionally said something when these things have happened, only to be told I am a b*tch. That's fine.....at least I'm a b*tch with enough common sense to know better than to do these things!
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Why no lock? Because when I work out when I'm traveling, I don't bring a lock with me -- I travel light! [......]
I don't see that it takes that much effort to find another locker if the first one you open has stuff in it. Think of it as part of your workout, like parking in the underused lot that's half a block farther away from the front door...
I also travel light and bringing a lock does not impose any undue hardship on me. Sure I could leave it at home and tell others to just deal with it, but that wouldn't be very considerate of me would it?

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Old 05-29-2009, 10:23 AM   #88  
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Having to open numerous unlocked lockers and finding them in use before I finally find one I can use and put my lock on.

EXACTLY! It wouldn't be such a pain to find ONE such unlocked "in-use" locker, but I've already had to open up ten of them before I've found one that I can use. Plus there are the women who don't use a locker at all. Once I had to move someone's used panties and sweat socks in order to open the locker I had my stuff stashed in. I took my complaint to the management that time...they promised to address the issue, but to my knowledge, they never did.
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Old 05-29-2009, 10:27 AM   #89  
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How about the "space hogs?" One day I had off from work and decided to try a group class that I hadn't been to before...I got to class early and chose a spot. This woman came in and stood about two inches from me, while loudly informing me that I was in "her" space. The instructor heard and instead of correcting the woman, she reinforced her by saying, "Oh, yes, Linda always likes to have "her" space." I had two choices: move or demand that she remove herself from the space I had chosen, since I arrived first. I chose to move out of the way so I wouldn't create a scene, but it set the wrong tone for the class for me. I don't belong to that gym any more...'nuff said.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:40 PM   #90  
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At my boyfriend's gym:

He said that they now have a notice up in the locker room saying something along the lines of "naked in the changeroom is now forbidden. if you are caught, you will be banned from the gym".

It wasn't saying nakedness is not allowed in the showers, etc. It was more referring to walking around the open change room, standing in front of the mirrors naked, etc.

I guess people are starting to get serious about this haha.
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