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Fittingly Mad: Wear a Shirt at the Gym Ladies

I don't know if this bothers you, but there is something I need to get off my chest (pun intended)...

Ladies, I love that you are proud of your body and all, but please put on a shirt at the gym. A sports bra, bra being the key word here, is not an acceptable shirt at the gym. I am not just being a picky prude here, but a shirt is a way to keep sweat at bay. Nothing grosses me out more than the ladies who are at the gym for hours, mind you, sweating up a storm and rubbing on everything in their reach. Most weight machines require some type of upper body contact, not to mention the gross factor a sweaty, shirtless gym goer can add to the floor mats while doing abs. No one ever wipes down those mats either... but don't even get me started on that.

If you're proud of your figure, then more power to you. I am all for prancing around in your sports bra on an outside jog (with sunscreen, of course), just don't do it at the gym.


equestriennechic equestriennechic 8 years
I agree! Those sweat-wicking fabrics they make workout shirts out of these days are great...
Arthur Arthur 10 years
Oread Oread 10 years
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
Thank you!
lindaloo lindaloo 10 years
I agree.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 10 years
Hear hear!
muchacha muchacha 10 years
i totally agree Fit, thanks for posting!
JKe895 JKe895 10 years
I have to agree as well. It's great that you're confident but then again some people who are confident sometimes don't have the body that would go with it. I like the top that Oread posted, it's great and I have a few similar but you'd never catch me without a shirt on.
SU3 SU3 10 years
LOL Fit I like the top Oread - great pick
kerneschick2005 kerneschick2005 10 years
Thank you, Fit. Totally agree.
medicgirl medicgirl 10 years
And some people who do wear only a sports bra should really cover it up!! But yeah I like the sports bra/tank top combo myself.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 10 years
"Also, I don't stip in stores." Well, that's good! :) (That would make me crazy if I saw someone doing that, too!) I really like that top, Oread! I think tops like that are a great compromise! It would be awesome if they could build an actual sports bra into it!
megling megling 10 years
I'm guilty! And I guess you guys are going to just have to keep on hating me. Now. I don't go sports-bra-only when strength training. But if I'm doing cardio (the eliptical, treadmill, or running in the park) I'm in my sports bra. I get really hot. And the cool air feels great. Also, I don't strip in stores.
esk4 esk4 10 years
can I add to this? I believe the same ladies think its ok to wear a sports bra under their clothes when they go into a sporting goods store and strip down to try on shirts in the middle of the floor instead of going into a changing room... I also hate it when men do this...
Oread Oread 10 years
Hmm, I know what you mean here (I don't need to see everyone's abs either)... & I don't wear a sports bra myself per se, however I do wear one of those tanks with the shelf bra in them. Two reasons for me: 1) I hate wearing an actual bra when I'm working out (especially cardio), it's just never comfortable enough. 2) You do sweat, and shirts with sleeves collect that sweat more than tanks, making it also uncomfortable to move around your arms. Also, every gym I've ever used has required the members to wipe down each machine after use; I've actually seen people get reminded by the staff when they "forget".
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