Post # 1
Anyone else ever been creeped out at the gym? I was today.
We recently switched gyms because hubby was hit on and approached by a guy at our old gym(long story)
So I thought for a while I may join like a Curves type place for only women but we decided it would be cheaper to do a couples membership at a gym that for now will remain nameless
I just had an icky feeling, caught guys checking me out, staring at certain areas of my body, I just didn’t like it
Am I alone?
Post # 3
Exactly the reason I stopped going to the gym, (or so I keep making the excuse) 🙂
Post # 4
@wbrn: Youare SO not alone! Got creeped out by one too many meatheads myself. Always lurking, stealing glances in the mirrors, and smirking and whispering with other dudes. They may not have been talking about me, but it sure the hell felt like it!
Now I exercise in the basement 🙂
Post # 5
Yea, I’ve seen guys do that to me. But luckily my gym has a whole side that’s women’s only! All the classes I do are women’s only and I love it! I only encounter the creepy men when I’m walking in.
Post # 6
yes! I was at the gym with my friend and her boyfriend who was training us. We were at a machine that you do the stomach crunches at. I have huge knockers so I have to rest them on the machine and there was some guy who was working on the machine directly across from me who just sat there and stared at me. I’m pretty much used to to it and didn’t really notice but my friends boyfriend finally said “Dude..Come on!” and creppy guy got embarrassed and finally got up and left. I mean it wasn’t like I was walking around in a sports bra with my boobies hanging out. I had on an oversize shirt and long legged yoga pants and I was all sweating and skanky gross.
People get turned on the strangest things. I always make sure that I go to the gym with a guy (BF or just regular friend or friends BF) that will work out with me. I hate going to the gym by myself.
Post # 7
Ugh, I feel you too. I used to hate going to the gym at school because I have huge boobs and it’s like guys feel more free to stare at the gym. I would usually just wear a tshirt, but still. I mean, there’s nothing I can do to keep these things from bouncing, but that doesn’t mean creepy guys should be allowed to stare!
Post # 8
This is why my FI never looks up from the machine at the gym. He’s terrified women are going to think he’s ogling them! It’s kind of funny. He gets on the treadmill and just stares at the screen the whole damn time.
Post # 9
Honestly – It doesn’t bother me at all. If some creepy dude wants to get his rocks off by staring at my large bouncing boobs while I exercise – whatever. It isn’t harming me in any way.
Now if the creepy dudes came over to talk to me / hit on me all the time then it might be a different story – but let them oogle and stare!
Post # 10
I said no, but it’s not like I’ve never been checked out. Like FutureKMM, I’ve caught guys noticing. It’s only an issue if they say something crass, which happens when I run outside. (Seriously, who in their right mind honks their horn and makes a crude comment out a window while someone’s running??) But I don’t mind if people notice – makes me feel like my work is paying off. That said, there certainly are different gym environments, and if yours makes you uncomfortable, switching to Curves might be a good idea.
Post # 11
I totally feel you – some guys have no concept of personal space at the gym and think they can oogle you as much as they want.
Post # 12
The one time I was creeped out, I was stretching by bending over to touch my toes at the end of a workout. When I stood up, there was a guy standing a foot in front of me staring at me and he said, “you are so beautiful”. Uh.
Post # 13
yeah, this always happens at the gym. if you notice one person in particular, say something to him. then, if he doesn’t stop, call in the gym staff.
Post # 14
I dont really feel creeped out as much as intimidated. Here I am with my 10lb dumbell doing bicept curls, not sweating, and everone around me is grunting and yeah…. i like to go in the early hours when noone is there.