(Closed) Gym Dilimma

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
Member
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Personally, I would not want someone to tell me that I’m doing something “wrong”. I like to be left alone when I work out, and I think it would make me really uncomfortable if I knew someone was watching me as I fumbled with the weights/machines! but that’s just me…if you notice her watching you as you work out or watching other people to see how they’re doing stuff, then maybe that means she’d be more open to it. 

Post # 4
Member
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  Thinking about it from a legal point of view, if you say anything to her and she does get hurt, could this girl try to blame you for telling her to do something different? At my gym, there are always trainers walking around, maybe you could discreetly tell one of them to help the girl.

Post # 5
Member
4824 posts
Honey bee

This, unfortunately, is not your place. I know its good intentioned, but just not something someone does at the gym.

However, if you know a great lifting book you could say “I notice you in the gym lifting, I recently read “New Rules of Lifting for women” and loved it. You might enjoy it as well”

P.S. that is a good book too!

Post # 6
Member
2547 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

You could always do the same workout she is doing, but do it properly. And hopefully she sees!

 

Post # 7
Member
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@archielamb:Strike up a casual convo if possible, and mention how much you’ve loved your trainers, or whatever. When she does it one way, you can say something more along the lines of, “I’ve never done mine that way, Where did you train?”
 Sometimes she has a reason for doing it. And if not, you can notify a trainer to help her.
 

I almost interfered with someone who was going to injure herself, but with that talk realized she was really

1. stuck in her ways

2. “knew” what she was doing

so I left her alone. I have no idea if she got hurt, but if she did it’s not my fault.

 

Another few times I did this and ended up with new gym buddies–motivation for me, and some training tips for them. Win-win! 🙂

 

Post # 8
Member
286 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d be very upset if someone corrected my “form”. If she is doing something dangerous the gym personal can say something to her. I stopped going to gyms because I felt like I was always being watched/judged despite everyone telling me I was crazy. I would hate to think how that would make this women feel.

Post # 9
Member
4770 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@keepsmiling19: I agree, tell a trainer and have them tell her.  I’ve been approached by trainers before cause i suck at exercising.

Post # 10
Member
2907 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

ETA: Ok, so my approach is maybe illegal… um, just tell a trainer in that case.

The topic ‘Gym Dilimma’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors