(Closed) Biggest Gym Pet Peeve?

posted 5 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

People who don’t think they need to use deoderant… WHY???

Post # 4
2902 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Guys walking back and forth behind me when I’m jogging on the treadmill.


It makes going to the gym very uncomfortable.

Post # 6
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

When I’m on the treadmill (or other cardio machine) and there’s a ton of empty ones, but people insist on using the one right next to me. Ugh. Give me some space!

Post # 8
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I hate when I got to yoga or pilates class and people get too close to me, especially if the room is not crammed.  Plus side, I have long legs so they sometimes get a foot to look at. 🙂

Post # 10
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

People who don’t wipe down machines when they’re finished!

Post # 11
1348 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have so many… 

People who refuse to use the spray bottle and clean their drippy sweat off of the weights/machines. That’s my biggest one. 

People who try to talk to me when I’m jogging or doing cardio. I cannot talk/run/breathe at the same time. I doubt I ever will. 

Guys who lift in front of the mirrors and GRUNT at themselves at a ridiculous decibel!

People who play their music over speakers and not on their earbuds (but usually they get fussed at).


I can probably think of 100 more… seriously 


Post # 14
1312 posts
Bumble bee

@Gemstone:  Me too!

Also, smells.  That includes BO and fragrances.  Actually, fragrances piss me off more because BO will happen when people exercise – granted, they should use deodorant, but it’s natural sweat a lot and consequently smell at the gym.  But fragrances?  Completely unnecessary at the gym and totally inconsiderate!  I almost gagged once and had to changes machines because the girl next to me smelled like this gross, cheap, vanilla perfume. >.<

Post # 15
13013 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

People who answer the phone at the gym
People who don’t wipe the machines
People who loudly talk
Hugging/kissing/affection at the gym

I’m there to work out, to sweat, and then go home.  I don’t care to hear your conversations, to see you kiss your boyfriend, or to lay in your swear after you’re down with the benches.

Post # 16
5475 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh where do I begin…

Wipe your equipment people.  Don’t be nasty.

Wear deodorant, and for the love of ice cream WASH YOUR CLOTHES EVERY NOW AND THEN!!!!!!!

Tights are not leggings, leggings are not pants.  Check yourself before you leave in the morning because I don’t want to see your zebra print thong while I’m trying not to tip over doing a rotated triangle pose in yoga class.  That shit is distracting, therefore hazardous to my safety.

When you move a weight/stability ball/random piece of gym equipment, PUT IT BACK after you clean it.  

Don’t stare at my ass, I can see your reflection in this fancy new thing called a MIRROR.

When lifting weights, place them down when you’re done.  Don’t drop them from 8 feet in the air with a dramatic grunt.  If it’s causing that much effort then the weight is too heavy for you.  

On a related note, I understand that there will be grunts of effort here and there, but if you sound like you’re making a porn the weight is probably too heavy for you.

I’m sure there are more but those are the major ones.





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