I've been in gyms and fitness facilities throughout my athletic and professional life experience and I've come to witness shocking things that could have people seriously injured and/or laughed at by which full out embarrassment follows. This is for those who come to the gym Unprepared and thus suffer the consequences mentioned above. In this Embarrassment series I want to go through topics everyone experienced one way or the other.
Where else can you find men with chiselled arms, washboard abs and testosterone levels higher than that of bullfighters? or women with curved and toned bodies capable of hypnotizing men? you guessed it, at the gym. Here are my top tips for those who think the gym is a dating service to avoid embarrassment.
The Chit Chatter Interrupter
When someone is going through an intense workout (I'm talking huffing and puffing) The last thing they want to do is create any sort of chit chat. Wait until they are done (but also don't just stand there waiting)
People wearing their headphones (especially loud ones) are not interested in picking up or being picked up.
So Called Experts
If you're not a trainer, coach or professional athlete, your fitness tips are not taken serious. You may have very valid points, but that's like a patient at a hospital telling you to get arm surgery for that scrape on your arm.
Dressing up like thriller to get a sweat on. Let me make this clear, your attire should not contain the following items; Leather, 100 rubber/Lycra, metal or Jeans. Also dressing like you just came from Village people's YMCA music video does not actually help either.
Ladies, A growing trend among women are those who love to wear short shorts that reveal more than a 40 year old virgin would ever see. Sometimes you (trend setters) also tend to forget the almighty bra. The excuses are usually, ventilation and comfort. However if you're attracting unwanted attention perhaps it's time to put down those cute little lulus. There are many athletic wear companies that specialize in comfort, ventilation, wicking of the sweat and yet keep it stylish. Take the time to find these clothes.
Oh That Guy
Guys, You know when she (beautiful girl) walks by and all of a sudden your squat is accompanied with a deep growl or your pushups magically transformed from 10 to 50? Well, she knows you did that. If she doesn't the guy next to you knows and he then tells her and they laugh together, etc, you know how the scenario plays out.
Guys, If she is lifting heavier weights than you are, chances are it's not going to happen.
Written by Mario Rigby