what makes you think we want to hear your crappy singing at the gym?

  • Hunter9

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    Apr 05, 2008 2:59 AM GMT
    yeah... that's right... even if you didn't suck, the gym is not the place to sing along to your iPod.

    just shut up and sweat, and stop acting the gym is your personal karaoke bar.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 05, 2008 3:04 AM GMT
    I've never noticed that at my gym, except with one dude and he just moves his head and snaps his fingers...
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    Apr 05, 2008 3:06 AM GMT
    it gets worse then the singing....the guys who grunt aloud and count their reps in a really harsh grunting sound and then breath out really heavily after each count while singing along to their music....i feel like snapping at them and bitch slapping them!
  • ShawnTX

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    Apr 05, 2008 3:29 AM GMT
    I have to be careful with that. I tend to lip sync because NO ONE wants to hear me sing. But the more breathless I get the more vocal my lip syncing becomes.

    shudder

    Scary stuff!
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    Apr 05, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    I would rather hear singing then guys throwing the weights down on the ground so that EVERYONE looks at them... I HATE THAT!!
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    Apr 05, 2008 4:04 AM GMT

    Somebody needs a GABA ... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 05, 2008 4:08 AM GMT
    Hmmm...i cant say I have encountered that at Golds. They have TV's that play LOUD music videos. You pretty much have to shout at the top of your lungs at times to ask if that bench is taken! But there is one guy in particular who's gruntting sounds exactly like the Abominable Snowman from the Matterhorn at Disneyland!
  • groundcombat

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    Apr 05, 2008 3:51 PM GMT
    Hunter9 saidyeah... that's right... even if you didn't suck, the gym is not the place to sing along to your iPod.

    just shut up and sweat, and stop acting the gym is your personal karaoke bar.


    sounds like someone could work a little harder himself instead of noticing what other people do to stay in the zone.

    I'm guilty, so sue me.
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    Apr 05, 2008 4:00 PM GMT
    O.K., O.K., I'm so sorry! Oh God - didn't you like my singing? I am so hurt! I won't do it anymore!
  • Timbales

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    Apr 05, 2008 4:02 PM GMT
    I almost starting dancing like Cathy Dennis when Come On And Get My Love popped up on my iPod the other day.
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    Sep 15, 2008 10:09 PM GMT
    I'M SORRY!

    GOSH!

    So I bob my head a little or sing a lil bit....
    Sometimes I'm feelin it so much that I gotta let it all out!

    don't hate

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    Sep 15, 2008 10:15 PM GMT
    I had to quit a gym in Orlando because there were too many bears grunting and singing and not taking their prozac. It was unbearable.

    They should be muzzled or escorted out of the gym after their first warning.
  • styrgan

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    Sep 15, 2008 10:17 PM GMT
    Caslon7000 said
    Somebody needs a GABA ... icon_rolleyes.gif


    More like somebody needs to get laid.


    There are definitely things that bother me more at the gym than someone singing - assuming they're not singing extremely loud.
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    Sep 15, 2008 10:23 PM GMT
    I'm often wearing a headset, so I don't hear too much of what the others are doing, but I really haven't noticed any loud stuff. I usually try to get an aerobics machine near a wall TV showing cable news (but not FOX!), and either watch the closed captioning, or hear the sound through an FM receiver & headset. I sometimes use an MP3 player, but mostly Classical orchestral stuff, so not too much for me to sing along with there.

    The gym itself has no music playing, you just hear the sounds of clanging weights, the whir of some of the machines, and the slap of feet on the treadmills. Kinda nice, sounds like an old-fashioned gym but equipped to the max.

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    Sep 15, 2008 10:25 PM GMT
    I'm so guilty of this ...most recently trying to sing Bowie's "Changes". And I'm an awful singer... can't hold a note. And becuase my hearing is below average, I talk (sing) even louder. I'm trying to stop this awful habit. It's embarrassing
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    Sep 15, 2008 10:36 PM GMT

    "Baby cried the day the circus came to town, cause she didn't want parades just passing by her...so she painted on a smile and took up with some clown, while she danced without a net upon the wire. I know a lot about her cause you see. Baby, is an awful lot like me!"

    Yeah, everyone at my gym knows the lyrics to Melissa Manchester's "Don't Cry Outloud!"

    Forgive me, I thought paying my hard earned cash for an I-Pod also bought me the right to sing outloud and not keep it inside.icon_lol.gif
  • styrgan

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    Sep 15, 2008 10:53 PM GMT
    Oh and btw, if you spend over $80 a month on your gym membership, you should basically be aloud to do whatever the fuck you want while you're there.


    Except maybe walk around naked...




    ...and even then, only if you can't pull it off.
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    Sep 16, 2008 5:48 AM GMT
    lol so true. it's their pregorative to sing, just like is yours to tell them shut the fuck up. stop whining about it and grow a pair.
  • Hunter9

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    Sep 16, 2008 6:06 AM GMT
    collegeswimmr saidlol so true. it's their pregorative to sing, just like is yours to tell them shut the fuck up. stop whining about it and grow a pair.


    yeah, i finally told the last guy to shut up... he giggled uncomfortably and shut his fucking mouth... thanks for the advice.

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    Sep 16, 2008 6:17 AM GMT
    Some of them pry don't even realize they're doing it, or that they can be heard.

    Maybe politely ask them to stop? Let them know it's bothering you?

    Or you could be direct and drop a weight on their player. I recommend something in the 45-65lb range...
  • Hunter9

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    Sep 16, 2008 6:55 AM GMT
    styrgan saidOh and btw, if you spend over $80 a month on your gym membership, you should basically be aloud to do whatever the fuck you want while you're there.


    the members at my gym definitely do not pay $80 a month to work out there, but i guess for you that's reason for me to have to suffer through the noise pollution.

    have you ever been on public transport? and had to sit next to/behind/near someone who is yacking on their cell phone the whole fucking time? its fucking obnoxious. have some fucking common courtesy, you're not the only one living on this planet.

    are there more important things going on around us? fuck yeah. but if some of you idiots can't even have decent respect for others at the gym, i can only imagine where you stand on bigger issues.

    whoever bumped this thread from the months its been hibernating, i thank you... that way you people can realize how obnoxious you are and ill continue my quest to clean up my gym

    and yes, grunting is obnoxious too... one wrong doesn't make a right
  • MikemikeMike

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    Sep 16, 2008 6:58 AM GMT
    No one sings in my local gym. They would get a beat down! I hope it is always that way.
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    Sep 16, 2008 7:00 AM GMT
    Relax... focus... and if need be take a chill pill. lets bring the bitch factor down a tad shall we? icon_biggrin.gif
  • Hunter9

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    Sep 16, 2008 7:06 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]Gwgtrunks said[/cite]Some of them pry don't even realize they're doing it, or that they can be heard.

    Maybe politely ask them to stop? Let them know it's bothering you?

    Or you could be direct and drop a weight on their player. I recommend something in the 45-65lb range...[/quote

    well i dont immediately tell them to shut up. first i shoot them a dirty look. a really dirty look, but they probably think im checking them out... idiots. next time i hear them belt out a line, i tell them to shut it. as mentioned above, its worked thus far.
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    Sep 16, 2008 7:45 AM GMT
    Hunter9 saidyeah... that's right... even if you didn't suck, the gym is not the place to sing along to your iPod.

    just shut up and sweat, and stop acting the gym is your personal karaoke bar.

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    This is an amazing thread.

    I only hear people sing at the gym on rare occasions but it's so disturbing. Who has enough low self-consciousness where they sing around other people who obviously DON'T want to hear it but are forced to hear? Even worse is when someone whistles.

    Thank god I don't have the habit of "accidentally singing" to my iPod because there are almost no lyrics on my tracks.

    Progessive trance & drum n bass > crappy top 40 American pop plagued with meaningless "lyrics" (except for Janet Jackson because she is awesome)