(Closed) creeped out at the gym

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
  • poll: Have you ever been creeped out by men at the gym?
    Yes : (47 votes)
    70 %
    No : (20 votes)
    30 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Exactly the reason I stopped going to the gym, (or so I keep making the excuse) 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    @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
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 1991

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    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
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    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
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    5096 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    This is why my Fiance 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
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    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
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    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
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    Bee Keeper

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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.

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