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In a Pinch, Would You Wear Someone Else's Clean Workout Gear?

In a Pinch, Would You Wear Someone Else's Clean Workout Gear?

Recently I posted about how the Fairmont Hotels have a workout gear kit available for your stay if you forget your clothes while traveling. Turns out, some of you were totally grossed out by the idea of wearing washed, but used clothing. This made me curious to see what the overall consensus is -- If you're in a pinch, would you wear workout clothes that have been previously worn by someone else, but were washed before you wore them?

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Seraphim Seraphim 10 years
i'd go out and buy some cheap stuff... i get freaked out by other peoples body fluids... eh hem :)
sugoionna09 sugoionna09 10 years
It depends on the place. I mean really. It's no big deal unless the place is untrustworthy.
sailing-chick sailing-chick 10 years
but only if I knew who had been wearing it - I quite often steal my boy's t-shirts that he's worked in (he's a plumber so gets very sweaty) or my mum's clothes even some of my friends but not sure how I would feel about borrowing clothes from the gym without knowing who had been wearing them - but I guess I would need to try it - would say no to underwear and socks
nessabum nessabum 10 years
nope.
SU3 SU3 10 years
Good point about the used sheets and towels! :)
PrissyLilBadAss PrissyLilBadAss 10 years
I would. I mean you sleep in hotels in sheets that other people have done God knows what in. I don't see the difference.
kungfubunni kungfubunni 10 years
i'd borrow a friends, but not a strangers. but yes, i hear what all you people in the comments saying about the hotel sheets! and you're right! but i guess it's just a mental block! oh well!
bettywhite bettywhite 10 years
they've been washed - of course! underwear, no. but socks, shorts & a top? any day! and if they're whites, even better - they probably have been bleached. i find this to be a great service, especially when you're a chronic over-packer like me.
purrtykitty purrtykitty 10 years
i don't know why, but i think it's gross. if i forgot my workout clothes, i would try to walk around a bit more and eat a little better to make sure i stay in shape. and if need be, i'd cut back on food and workout a little more when i returned.
doubleuendy doubleuendy 10 years
no way. workout the next day!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
Um that would be a no for me. When it comes to the gym, I am very germ-a-phobic.
labador labador 10 years
I would, if I had to in a pinch. I shower at the gym using towels that have been used but washed.
yomama yomama 10 years
i'm with you on that one econinsf!
smart-blonde smart-blonde 10 years
I am many things, but a germophobe is not one of them. As long as it's clean, I don't care if it's been worn before.
Sweet-Tea Sweet-Tea 10 years
econinsf summed up my views exactly. As long as they're laundered I have no problem with it. Imagine not using the "sweat" towels provided at the gym or wearing the robes provided at the spa. I travel a lot for work and it is actually nice to have this option. I hate checking luggage because the places I travel usually have the slowest baggage system ever--wasting an average of 2 hours of my day. So, trying to get a 3-4 day business trip into a carry on usually gave me the excuse not to work out in the hotel gym more than once that trip (I hate working out twice in the same outfit that I own without laundering and fitting 4 days worth of workout gear plus work clothes is a no-go in a 22" rollaboard).
GeikoSera GeikoSera 10 years
I don't mind if it was a friend's or my roommates.... :P
JustSomeChick JustSomeChick 10 years
I wouldn't have a problem with it IF it belonged to someone I know. Otherwise it is a little skeevy.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
For me, it's more of a mental thing to be honest. Especially when it comes to undies. Econinsf, you bring up a great point...How many of us sleep in a hotel with clean but used bed sheets?
smarler smarler 10 years
As long as they are clean, yes. I'm only wearing them for 30-45 minutes before taking them off and showering.
SweetMagicFairy SweetMagicFairy 10 years
NEVER!
kris32x kris32x 10 years
i wouldnt..even though i know its clean, id ont know why it grosses me out haha
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
...it's CLEAN.
raptinrainbows raptinrainbows 10 years
if they've been properly laundered, why not?
thatgirljj thatgirljj 10 years
Honestly? No. I like the concept, but when push came to shove, I'd probably end up working out in my undies in the privacy of my room rather than wear loaner clothes.
Vsugar Vsugar 10 years
I buy clothes in thrift shops - why not?
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