Cell phones and gym

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    Sep 06, 2010 9:51 PM GMT
    Anyone else hate going to the gym and find it really annoying to see others on their cell phones?

    I can't stand it, people are there to workout, if they want to socialize, fine.. But don't sit at a bench or lean on a weight/machine, and reserve it for when you are done texting. It makes me sooo mad!! GRRRR!
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:13 PM GMT
    i hardly ever see that in my gym.
    the only lack of etiquette that bothers me is guys too lazy and selfish to replace the weights on the palestra .
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:21 PM GMT
    One of the gyms I go to has signs prohibiting cell phones in the workout areas, but it is often ignored. I don't mind too much if people are speaking at a normal volume, but when they shout, it is annoying. Actually, I'd prefer people not even talking in the workout area, but when it starts to annoy me, I remind myself that I need to focus more on what I need to be doing and tune out all that stuff.
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:22 PM GMT
    well, i dont do texting,i just used my phone to record my progress.
    save me from carrying a pen and small book around.
    the only annoying thing is someone didnt put it on silent and phone calls and texts keep coming thru.
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:24 PM GMT
    Ugh, it's so damn annoying! People sit there, hogging benches, machines, ect. just because they need a place to sit down while texting. They don't pay attention to anyone else, and get in my way! Can't stand it!
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:28 PM GMT
    The only person constantly on the phone at my gym may just be the local dealer...
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:40 PM GMT
    Doubt it :/ I go to LAfitness and there are regulars there that are on the phone all the time! It drives me insane, and it's just rude and inconsiderate. The no-phone policy in workout areas is a good idea though!
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:45 PM GMT
    my biggest pet peeve!!!!! fucking insanity...
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
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    In my opinion I don't think it is annoying... I don't really pay any attention what other people are doing. I only focus on my workout.

    What most annoying is when people don't put their weights back where it belongs!


    Oh yeah, that too! Or when they leave mats on the floor and when they don't use towels to dry up their sweat and slobber.... icon_twisted.gif

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    Sep 06, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    Whether it's putting weights away, exercising prudence and consideration with cellphones, tying up equipment while yacking, or walking in front of someone, many urbanites are absolutely clueless on how to behave properly.

    As the original poster mentions, LA Fitness is among the worst. LA Fitness has a hands off approach in how they manage their members that sometimes gets stepped on horribly. It's a great club, but, upper management doesn't like to mother their members, and it sometimes shines through.

    I try to avoid peak hours, and, unless I absolutely can't avoid it, don't go near the gyms on Monday afternoons, nor evenings.

    The problem just isn't gyms, however. It's everywhere in the I,I,I,me,me,me approach that seems to proliferate some urban areas. It's a real sad statement about people, in general.

    Some folks even go so far as to be antagonistic in gyms, on the road, and so on. They need a quality beating, but, because we're "civilized", they don't get the quality beating they should have been given when they were younger for behaving so poorly.
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    Sep 06, 2010 10:55 PM GMT
    KRWright13 saidDoubt it :/ I go to LAfitness and there are regulars there that are on the phone all the time! It drives me insane, and it's just rude and inconsiderate. The no-phone policy in workout areas is a good idea though!


    And if there was a hotty like you at my gym, I'd be focused on you, not the blokes using mobile phones...

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    Sep 07, 2010 2:33 AM GMT
    I use my phone to text or record my progress and my workouts on my phone. but only between sets while resting.
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    Sep 07, 2010 3:00 AM GMT
    As a born-again dyed-in-the-wool Luddite, I do not have an iPhone.

    On bad days whe cellphone users are bugging me, I figure they are texting, or looking through their playlist trying to find a cool tune. Can't you freakin' get off the bench and go play with your little toy phone somewhere else, like out in the parking lot?

    On a good day when I am feeling charitable, I assume they are tracking their workout progress. So, is there "an app for that?"

    Oh yeah, my biggest pet peeve too is "fucking insanity." I'd much rather be fucking sanity.
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    Sep 07, 2010 3:09 AM GMT
    NakedBudd saidOn a good day when I am feeling charitable, I assume they are tracking their workout progress. So, is there "an app for that?"

    Yep, quite a few. But since that can be time consuming, the more considerate way is to simply scribble your weights, reps, times and other info down with pad & pencil, and enter them later at home or office.
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    Sep 07, 2010 3:12 AM GMT
    While I can understand the OP concern is there a way to be certain that an individual is indeed texting.

    Sometimes you can take some initiative and ask to work in. For different ppl this is bothersome or worrisome but it can actually get you in and out the fitness center faster.

    While I don't actively like to chat the hours away on my cell, I do use a app to record my progress. I'm sure it's the same as someone who carries a notepad and pen around with them.

    A little patience goes a long way even being polite and asking if you can do a quick set! ;)
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    Sep 07, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    Be a patient,but i rather go and just tell them to silent the hp..or the alternative way is..why dont u just put on your ipod and listen just to our lovely song..icon_razz.gif

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    Sep 07, 2010 7:31 AM GMT
    KRWright13 saidAnyone else hate going to the gym and find it really annoying to see others on their cell phones?

    I can't stand it, people are there to workout, if they want to socialize, fine.. But don't sit at a bench or lean on a weight/machine, and reserve it for when you are done texting. It makes me sooo mad!! GRRRR!


    I go on my cell phone to use apps to study for the GRE. I'm constantly doing it while on the cardio, but less often while doing the weights (since it's hard to study on and off for 30 seconds).
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    Sep 07, 2010 8:32 AM GMT
    I often txt or record workout notes/progress on my phone while resting between sets, but not when someone has made it known that they are waiting for my bench/machine/etc.

    At any gym there will always be guys/girls that interfere with your workout, especially during peak times. It only takes a simple, courteous comment/reminder to smooth things over icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 07, 2010 8:59 AM GMT
    xassantex saidi hardly ever see that in my gym.
    the only lack of etiquette that bothers me is guys too lazy and selfish to replace the weights on the palestra .


    That is a real problem and if i have to look for them there is no chance I'm re stacking em either.
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    Sep 07, 2010 9:04 AM GMT
    Each to his own, but the gym is for working out, not standing/sitting and talking for half an hour. Provided it does not cause inconvenience to anyone else, it's not a problem. There will always be a few self-absorbed types out there who spoil it for the rest, by hogging equipment, not wiping down afterwards or not replacing weights.
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