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How Often Do You Use the Showers at Your Gym?

I used to work out at a gym that had a fairly inexpensive monthly fee. When I walked into the bathroom, I knew why. The showers were disgusting, but it didn't matter because I was close to home and would just leave and shower in my own bathroom.

Now I belong to a beautiful gym, and the bathroom is actually really nice, so I don't mind washing up and getting ready there. What about you?

kafitty kafitty 7 years
i'm just wayyy too lazy to bring a towel/flip flops/other supplies to the gym, i'm annoyed enough by the fact it's winter and i have to deal with bringing in a sweatshirt, hahah.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
@stacey14 I bet those women already battling a super strain of a yeast infection. *shudders* I wear flip flops every time I shower, be it at the gym, motels, dorms, etc. It's a habit left over from my college days.
natasha1970 natasha1970 7 years
OMG!! Just hearing that makes me feel sick!
stacey14 stacey14 7 years
I happened to see this happen this morning (but not for the first time) and thought it worth sharing since we're talking about gym showers..... I've seen several women SITTING on the floor in the showers. SITTING with their legs stretched out flat on the tile on the floor in the showers just scrubbing away. I DO NOT understand how someone can do this!?
natasha1970 natasha1970 7 years
sloane220 I totally agree with you!!
sloane220 sloane220 7 years
i never shower in public places, where i know everyone doesn't have the same standard of hygiene i do. just the other day i saw a woman in the gym walk from the toilets to the shower barefoot. i know she was about to take a shower but it's still a public toilet! i was just disgusted and it confirmed my decision to never shower at the gym. and the gym isn't too far from my house anyway, so i just shower at home.
Invincible-J Invincible-J 7 years
If I workout in the morning before work I shower, there's no way I'm turning up to work after a workout and not showering, that's just gross! If it's in the evening I go home to shower. I wash my hair at home, I have afro hair which I straighten and it's a HASSLE and time consuming to do my hair at the gym.
georgie2 georgie2 7 years
Only if I am going out afterwards, or going to work. Sot not very often. They're not spectacularly great, but not too bad.
natasha1970 natasha1970 7 years
My gym has showers but I have a serious issue with bathrooms...I prefer to use my own shower and toilet and I'm not the first person you'd call to go on a camping trip....I never ever use the bathrooms for any reason at the gym.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
My gym has showers, but I never really use them. I always just shower at home.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
I no longer belong to the gym, but when I did, I always showered with sport flip flops (those with the grips at the bottom to prevent from slipping).
staple-salad staple-salad 7 years
Always at the gym at home. Never at the gym at school.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
I'm thankful my gym is 2 minutes from my house so I can shower at home. I don't want to shower in flip flops, and I don't want to schlep a ton of products around
Soniabonya Soniabonya 7 years
When I swam constantly and did water aerobics I would rinse off after, mostly. The showers weren't too bad but they were small, almost always filled and the water temperature was never aligned. :\ I just prefer to take my stinky self home and shower there.
susanec susanec 7 years
When I swim, so I can get the chlorine out of my hair. Or if it's before work, so I don't have to go home.
GummiBears GummiBears 7 years
I always shower, but I wear flip flops every time I shower.
syako syako 7 years
Always wear flip flops! I see people every day going into the gym showers bare foot! That's asking for it. I usually shower in the gym about twice a week. I go during my lunch break and I live for away from gym and work, so it's my only option. I don't mind though. I spent a whole year taking showers like that back in college living in the dorm. No big deal. Plus my gym provides towels, which is very nice to not have to lug a towel to & from work & gym.
michlny michlny 7 years
Now that Equinox has Kiehl's products in the showers have become almost decadent!! I love showering at the gym!!! :) Love Equinox!
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
It seems like such a hassle to have to bring a double of everything (skincare, shower gel, lotion, makeup) and I'm sure that once in a while i would forget something important, like my towel or something, and be in a jam. I'd much rather drive my stinky self home to shower and not worry about it.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
I don't belong to a gym anymore, but when I did and I worked out in the a.m. I used the showers every day. The showers were actually really nice and well kept at my gym. I still wear flip flops even so, though!
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
The showers in my gym are disgustingly dirty. Thank goodness I can come home to shower.
angelina8023 angelina8023 7 years
The showers are nice and clean. I just don't use them because my gym is two miles from my house.
foxymardy foxymardy 7 years
I love the showers in my gym, they're awesome! I pay a good deal of money for it in my membership fees of course. I always look forward to a long, hot shower after a kick ass workout and 20 mins in the Sauna/Steam room. But I still wear flip flops though the locker rooms, showers and toilets are really clean.
TammyO TammyO 7 years
I never bother with the gym showers, the gym is so close to where I live(like walking distance) and I usually just go on home to shower.
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