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What's the WORST Part About Going to the Gym

What's the WORST Part About Going to the Gym

Having a gym membership can be great. There's tons of equipment you can use, a plethora of exercise classes, and some health clubs even have a sauna, a pool, or a hot tub.


I usually try to go during my lunch hour at work so I do what I need to do, and get out of there fast. I try to go before the noon crowd hits, because I hate waiting for machines (I don't have much time). Even worse is waiting for the showers after the workout!

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jnnfrcyl jnnfrcyl 9 years
Well, of course it depends on the length of the shorts. If they're 2" inseam cheerleader shorts, I don't blame you for not wanting to dig your shorts out of your nether regions. However, if this is the case then perhaps these shorts aren't for you! I've seen many women wear longer shorts and this way if they get wedged you can pull from the front, and just pull down. If they are medium length shorts and have a tendency to ride up, try bike shorts underneath.. this usually helps.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years exactly does one make their inseem stop riding up their leg? I would rather my thigh be exposed than have to reach up into my nether regions to pull my shorts out. This is why I work out in pants, but, if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!
jnnfrcyl jnnfrcyl 9 years
I figured out another one.. When people wear shorts but don't have control of the inseams... and the inseams are wedged in their crotches! C'mon people, can't you tell that your inner thigh is exposed and it isn't pretty?
heatherhoney heatherhoney 9 years
Trying to breathe on the treadmill with rude, heavily perfumed people next to you. Also the guys in the weight room commenting on every girl they see.
AMP AMP 9 years
I am annoyed most by the people at the gym. Its everything from loud conversations b/t people, talking on the phone, running like an elephant with big, heavy steps, not wiping down a machine, unleashing really foul body odor, farts, wearing too much perfume, spending way too long on a machine, being loud in the stretching room, major grunting while doing crunches in the stretching room.... etc. etc. etc. But mostly its the talking, I just wish people would shut it, workout and get out.
sioux5ita sioux5ita 9 years
Going in the machine/free weight area where it is a sausage-fest with uncouth men checking you out.
Allytta Allytta 9 years
i have lots of time, so it's not an issue for me. i hate the travel to the gym, it's usually why i stay home. and i hate doing it alone, i need someone to motivate me and keep me company. but not stragers. usually there more boys in the gym where i work out and i'm a bit overweight so i feel embarrased and not attractive.
kathynyc kathynyc 9 years
The worst part for me is actually GETTING there. I have to take 2 buses :(
ccy ccy 9 years
I just feel like an uncoordinated loser when I'm there. Everyone else seems to know what they are doing where I look completely lost like a fish out of water.
kelsee kelsee 9 years
I picked other, I hate it when the guys stare...I'm not there for dating also when they don't wipe off the machines
Ms-Meyer Ms-Meyer 9 years
This is a great topic. I think everything that annoys me has pretty much been covered: distance, oggling men, sweaty machines. But, what is it about any reflective surface in the gym? Why does everyone in a pair of yoga pants have to check out their own rear end when they walk by? If you haven't noticed, start watching people. It's a riot. I saw this girl in little running shorts once walk by a large window (she could see her reflection) and actually turn around TWICE to walk back by it to get a better look at herself. It's funny, but kind of irritating to watch.
Choco-cat Choco-cat 9 years
How about "all of it" - is that an option? I hate everything about working out; from the drive to the wait, to the actual working out itself!
Entertainment Entertainment 9 years
ugh, the waiting. I love all of Fit's tips about varying your workout, and I'd love to use several different cardio machines for 10-15 minutes each, but I hate waiting in line for every single one of them! (I know this should force me to try new things, and in fact I did recently try out the rowing machine for the first time since college for just this very reason ...) This has gotten me to try going to the gym in the mornings again, though, because it's much less crowded then than it is after work.
syako syako 9 years
I've heard that some trainers will have a deal set up that you can train at the gym they work at without paying the member monthly fee. I've never gone to a trainer, so I'm not sure how true this is, but I believe a friend of mine told me about this.
juju4 juju4 9 years
My biggest peeve about my gym is their policy on trainers! I go to a large chain, and they only allow you to use their trainers and most of them are awful. I used one that I had a really bad experience with, and since then I watch the other trainers with their clients. (This morning for example, I saw a woman doing lunges with her knee SO far forward it looked like it hurt, and her trainer was staring off into space.) Anyway, I recently got in contact with a great friend of mine who also trains and we started working out together. The "gym police" literally came over and told me that we couldn't work out together. (In the contract it says that you can't have a trainer with compensation....but I wasn't paying him, he was my friend!) Anyway, they tried to say its a liabiilty issue, but the contract also releases them from all liability if I injure myself on their equipment. (Which in my opinion is more likely to happen if I am working out on my own than if I have a trained professional spotting me.) Anyway, I know they just want to make money from their trainers, but it irks me! Does anyone know if the policies are different in small gyms?
jnnfrcyl jnnfrcyl 9 years
About the privacy thing: Going to the local YMCA after being at college for x number of years is a nightmare.. you end up seeing everyone and their moms there. Sometimes it's not too bad, but generally you just want to get in and out without having to recite your personal accomplishments!
bluebird bluebird 9 years
i just can't keep my mind on working out. i get bored after about ten minutes of anything, and just can't get into a "zone."
Historygal3 Historygal3 9 years
I love everything about my gym except the price.
syako syako 9 years
I thought of another one! hehe. Ok the people in exercise classes that do COMPLETELY different things than what we're supposed to be doing. there's a girl who came to my pilates class and she was doing completely different stuff the whole time. It makes me wonder, if you can do your own thing, why even go to a class?
laurini laurini 9 years
I don't really mind waiting for a machine - especially cardio, because sometimes that forces me to try something new or what I don't normally do - the stair climber, rowing machine, bike, etc. But I do really hate waiting for weight machines or balance balls when groups of people horde them in a corner and spend 50% of their time chit-chatting and not working out. I'm not at the gym to socialize! The other worst part is getting myself to go..
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 9 years
I am intimidated by everything- the machines, people in better shape then me, the stupid mirrors (who wants those anyway besides muscleheads?). ick.
erinlikestoplay erinlikestoplay 9 years
Its HOT in there!!!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
I'm totally intimidated!
lizzie_ttu lizzie_ttu 9 years
I hate when I feel like the men are ogling me. I always feel like when I'm on this ab maching (laying down with my legs 90 degrees) they walk by and try and look down my shorts!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 9 years
the WORST is getting ready for the gym and driving there and walking in and starting to exercise...its usually sooo cold in there, and it does not feel good to sweat right away in there.
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