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Do You Ever Talk on the Phone While Working Out?

I see people talking on their cellphones at the gym all the time. This is something that I could never do for various reasons (coordination issues and falling off the elliptical, personal hygiene, gym etiquette, etc.) but many people clearly do not feel the same.

That being said, I am curious about you guys...


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tkylem tkylem 9 years
I never bring my phone in! The gym is MY time and I don't want to be bothered!I HATE when people waste using machines and you seem them half-assing their workout and just talking/texting on their phones..The only thing I play with when I'm working out is my iPod, juggling from music video to music video.. that's about it!
tkylem tkylem 9 years
I never bring my phone in! The gym is MY time and I don't want to be bothered! I HATE when people waste using machines and you seem them half-assing their workout and just talking/texting on their phones.. The only thing I play with when I'm working out is my iPod, juggling from music video to music video.. that's about it!
intensebandgeek intensebandgeek 9 years
I don't go to the gym, but I never talk on the phone while working out. Working out has become sort of like a meditation session to me, and I'd hate for it to be spoiled by talking on the phone.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
i walk around the neighborhood and on trails, so i take my phone for safety. If someone calls i need to talk t, or was waiting to return my call, i take it, but i don't talk for long so i can walk harder. I answer whenev by boyf calls though because he has started working a ta different job, 12 hour shifts, and he can't call while at work.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 9 years
You are obviously not working out hard enough if you can carry on a conversation on your cell phone. people like this just look ridiculous.
SeptemberLights SeptemberLights 9 years
You are obviously not working out hard enough if you can carry on a conversation on your cell phone. people like this just look ridiculous.
joggerchiq136 joggerchiq136 9 years
Never. I tend to push myself pretty hard while working out and I can't imagine holding an entire conversation with someone.. I need that air for me!
Heffie Heffie 9 years
I have a client who is committed to running every morning but also has a business to run. Each night he schedules a list of calls to make on his phone. In the morning he takes a jog and completes all of the calls that he can. Now that I know him well enough I can tell when he is jogging and talking to me, but before that it was hard to tell. I guess it goes well with the adage that you should be able to carry on a conversation while exercising.
Heffie Heffie 9 years
I have a client who is committed to running every morning but also has a business to run. Each night he schedules a list of calls to make on his phone. In the morning he takes a jog and completes all of the calls that he can. Now that I know him well enough I can tell when he is jogging and talking to me, but before that it was hard to tell. I guess it goes well with the adage that you should be able to carry on a conversation while exercising.
potterlove potterlove 9 years
I don't talk on the phone when working out because I can't focus, which leads to me not working out as well as I can; not enough force put in. But when people call ME they just don't get "I'll call you back later" into their brain! It's just annoying.
Berlin Berlin 9 years
There's also a big difference in *answering* the phone while at the gym and *talking* while you are working out. I can see just picking up and saying to call back, i personally don't ever take my phone but it doesn't bother me if others do. But I hate it when girls are on a machine and they have the weight at like 15 and are doing sets of about 20-100 for absolutely no reason at all b/c they don't get how to work out anyways, and at the same time they're chatting it up on the cell. I mean if you can talk while working out, it should clue you in that you may neeed to up the weights a bit. It's called a work out after all!
Neekoh Neekoh 9 years
Talking on the phone cheapens any activity, especially working out, because it makes you lose focus. I find that focus really is key.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Oh god, no.
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 9 years
Oh god, no.
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
I turn my cellphone off and leave it in the locker! It's nice to not see or hear that damned thing for an hour :)
cubadog cubadog 9 years
I leave my phone in the locker. I find it incredibly rude and distracting to have someone talking/yelling on the phone next to me. I listen to my IPOD so at least I can tune out people around me for the most part.
Tamma1387 Tamma1387 9 years
Other people who are on their phones don't usually bother me. If they want to ruin their work-out, that's their business. I however don't want my convo's to my loved ones heard by strangers. Plus, when I'm working out, its my time and I really don't want whoever I'm talking to to hear my labored breathing more than what I'm actually talking to them about.
EllePixie EllePixie 9 years
I do sometimes, but only if I am alone in the gym (I workout at my apt complex) and am making plans for that night and need to figure some stuff out. But I definitely get off as soon as possible, breathing hard in my friends' ears is not sexy!
ash_marisa ash_marisa 9 years
Why do people even bring their cell phones in to the gym? At least leave it in your locker. I laugh inwardly at women who talk on the phone during cardio, because they are ruining their entire workout. Haven't they ever heard of RPE? If you can carry out a convo while working out you are cheating yourself and annoying everyone around you. How people can be so disrespectful and feel such entitlement baffles me.
ash_marisa ash_marisa 9 years
Why do people even bring their cell phones in to the gym? At least leave it in your locker. I laugh inwardly at women who talk on the phone during cardio, because they are ruining their entire workout. Haven't they ever heard of RPE? If you can carry out a convo while working out you are cheating yourself and annoying everyone around you. How people can be so disrespectful and feel such entitlement baffles me.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
Very very rarely, and only if someone has called me. And only if I'm at the gym, never when I'm working out outside.
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i HATE when people talk on cells in public places (unless you are moving) like elevators, etc. I would NOT ever do it at the gym, in fact, my gym has rules against it unless it's an emergency (ie: babysitter, something like that) HATE HATE. >:(
ktacce ktacce 9 years
i HATE when people talk on cells in public places (unless you are moving) like elevators, etc. I would NOT ever do it at the gym, in fact, my gym has rules against it unless it's an emergency (ie: babysitter, something like that) HATE HATE. >:(
BITTIE22 BITTIE22 9 years
i have a friend who every time we walk spends at least 75% of the time on her phone, i may as well be going by myself!
motherhelen motherhelen 9 years
Workout time is MY time! I'd never bring a cell phone unless it was needed for safety during a remote run or hike.
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