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Fittingly Mad: Must You Bring your iPhone to the Gym?

So after seeing the results of the poll on whether or not you talk on the phone while exercising, I got a little fired up. Here's why...

I was at the gym the day following the poll and I was particularly sensitive to anyone talking on the phone, so you can imagine my disgust when not one, but three people were flashing their cell phones around the gym. They weren't just any cell phone users mind you, but only the most annoying of all phone users right now... They were iPhone users. I'm thinking, "Not only are you being rude by talking on the phone while others are just trying to workout in peace, but now I've got to deal with you flashing your phone around."

One guy, and I'm not kidding here, was talking on his iPhone while on a stationary recumbent bike. Guess what his entire 17 minute conversation was about? He talked about how he was at the gym on his iPhone and how cool it was and blah, blah, blah. I know this, because I was on the bike right next to him, fuming at his every word.

I'm happy for everyone that got an iPhone, I really am. In fact, I think they're pretty cool but they're not iGyms or iExercise or even iWorkout, which in my book means they're not meant for the gym and iThink you should leave it in your iLocker so iDon't throw it out the iWindow.

iThank you for listening!

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diorbaby diorbaby 9 years
iam laughing hysterically. iam at iwork. if i get fired from ijob, i blame you
mlmoreno47 mlmoreno47 9 years
your rants are my favorite posts on the whole sugar network! I can totally relate and they always make me laugh!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
LIKE for instance, i could complain about the slightly overweight lady on the machines in the row in front of me, who was doing the elliptical in denim capri pants (why?) that were falling down. We all saw at least 8 inches of her butt crack and some muffin top. That was just disgusting, and no one said a word to her!
KrisSugar KrisSugar 9 years
geez, i never really noticed or gave a crap if someone was on their cell phone. It's so noisy in there, I can't really hear it unless someone was right next to me talking loud. I've used mine on the stair climber twice because i was talking to someone when i arrived and wanted to finish the convo (quietly). usually I leave it in the car. Anyway i've got my I-Pod in my ears so I'm oblivious. There are so many things to complain about we could do it all day.
greeneydmonster greeneydmonster 9 years
my gym has a no cell phone policy to prevent that annoyingness. you should complain and propose one. i guarantee you are not alone in finding this annoying
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 9 years
OMG! That was so funny! I have my phone with me in case my daughter or husband calls with an emergency. Other than that, I won't answer it! Why go to the gym if you're just going to chat? I think it's the same reason why idiots go to socialize and not even work out. That drives me crazy! They treat the gym like it's happy hour! UGH!
ktacce ktacce 9 years
ithink it's funny that you, fit, knew the convo was exactly 17 minutes long! and the other day at the gym, in totally un-phone related news, this man was lifting hand weights while on the treadmill (NOT OKAY PEOPLE) on the machine next to me... and he was doing biceps, and triceps, and then all of a sudden he started doing chest presses and almost whacked me right in my finely toned (BUT NOT WHILE ON THE TREADMILL) shoulder! so i stared at him SO HARD to try and get him to stop, but he kept on... i complained to the staff on hand but ugh!! most annoying thing ever!!
nicole121482 nicole121482 9 years
LMAO...I would have to agree with you on this one and be annoyed as HELL!!!!
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
The only reason I have my phone in the gym is to listen to my music (on my SLVR). But, I HATE when people are actually talking on their phones while I'm trying to work out.
Green Green 9 years
stefsprl stefsprl 9 years
The only thing more annoying than people talking on their cell phone in inappropriate places is people talking about talking on their cell phone in inappropriate places. The iPhone is cool, but that guy sounds like a big nerd, and having that iPhone certainly won't make him cool.
c0rkie c0rkie 9 years
ipod :D drown out cell talkies
tanyapt tanyapt 9 years
I couldn't care less what other people do at the gym - I'm there to work out. I don't care if you talk, walk slow, run, wipe the machine or not, use/don't use a towel - whatever. I don't know presume to know the reasons why someone is on the phone - emergency? Need to take care of business? Wife having a baby? Family problems?
shoelover shoelover 9 years
I agree that cell-phone talkers can be annoying. However, I bring my BlackBerry to the gym because it is my music player, but I don't talk on it. I will if my children call or if there is a problem with my mother (who is sick). I won't miss those calls.
DARiEN DARiEN 9 years
ahahaha ..."iThink you should leave it in your iLocker so iDon't throw it out the iWindow." LMAO xD
redsnapper redsnapper 9 years
That's annoying but even more annoying is people that must sing opera while they work out. Why must I always end up on the machine next to these people? It makes me crazy; can hear it even with my music on full blast.
millarci millarci 9 years
iThink that people can be so rude!
rubialala rubialala 9 years
:ROTFL: Fit you are so funny! That is annoying. I get annoyed when people flash any phone around just for the sake of showing it off. It's just ridiculous. Besides, what kind of workout was he really getting?
susanec susanec 9 years
I hate people talking on any phone at the gym. Second to that is people who just sit on the machines and talk, without moving or working out (there were 3 people who used to do that at my old gym, 2 would sit and 1 would work out), it was super annoying and confusing.
audreystar audreystar 9 years
i2nd that Fit! :rotfl:
EcannDallas EcannDallas 9 years
yah i use my iphone in the gym but only because its also my ipod. i dont talk on it. if im able to chat on the phone im not working out hard enough!
princess_eab princess_eab 9 years
But it's my only iPod now.... I have to bring it! That said, it's rude to talk on a cell phone in public when everyone is next to each other. Subway, waiting in line, gym, etc. SO rude.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
That is ridiculous! They should have a sign posted on the door that says, "no phones permitted past this point" :D This post should have been in the "Rant 'n Rave" group ;)
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