Strangest Activities At the Gym

  • Zcube

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    Jul 16, 2011 5:29 PM GMT
    I'm sure many of you have seem some strange things go on at the gym, share them! As an instructor I see a lot of things going on in my classes but this post was meant more for the gym in general.

    It happened last year, midnight. I was on an elliptical and as I turned to look to my right, I saw a guy rocking it out and air guitaring like mad crazy in front of the mirror. Oh he did it for at least 15 minutes because I was on that elliptical for 30 and by the time I noticed it, I was already half way through my elliptical session.

    There was also a time when this one twinky looking guy did some really fast bicep curls, stopped then stared at himself in the mirror for a few minutes.

    I dont know where this would go but, while teaching a class, on several occasions I would get random students picking up their phones and having full on conversations while I was teaching, while they were exercising. awkward.

    I also had a cat fight in one of my classes. o.O
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    Jul 16, 2011 6:42 PM GMT
    Last year there was this old(er) guy who kept staring at me while I worked out. Not a big deal, as I don't mind being motivation for others. But after about 20 minutes, he comes up to me and asks - right in front of everyone - if I'd like to hit the sauna with him. I was like icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif then said "uhhh, no dude, you're not my type."

    That's one way to make someone leave quickly.
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    Jul 20, 2011 2:46 AM GMT
    - posh-looking girl leisurely using elliptical, while sipping on giant starbucks frappuccino...

    - two guys, on separate occasions, walking around the gym shirtless. i mean, i already find it pretty ridiculous when guys wear cut-up t-shirts with the arm holes cut down to their waist, nipples exposed, but really...

    - this one shortish middle-aged looking woman, using the middle of the cable station (prime gym real estate during crowded hours, i'll add...) doing this strange... thing... man i don't even know how to explain. she'd spend like over 15-20 min. just running up to the pull-up bar at full speed, NEVER being able to actually catch it, always falling down with a weird shriek/grunt. many times she'd just run up to it, miss the bar, and slam face first into the mirror with a loud, rattling boom... she'd do this over and over until someone would butt in with a "are you ok?" or "how many, uh, sets, do you have left?"... i admire her persistence but i meaaaan...

    - a while ago i used to work out at strange hours (1-2 am) in 24h fitness, when all the weirdos came out... there was this one guy who'd always hang on the pull-up bar on the cable station and just swing back and forth, back and forth until he gained enough momentum that he'd be practically parallel with the floor on the upswing. i'm sure it's an amazing core workout or something, but it just looked really bizarre lol...
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:11 AM GMT
    How crowded the Low Self Esteem Sauna can get with Exhibit A's on weekends at a David Barton Gym. icon_razz.gif

  • mybud

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    Two stories....First...In college this guy came to workout in a wrestling singlet....no underwear..He was stretching and spreading his legs wide apart...his nuts would fall out now and then .. He'd flex in the mirror...smile and bare his teeth like he was a tiger.....He pissed all the ladies working out...they complained....The attendants asked him to leave...Second....I was working out at anytime fitness..it was about 2:30am...This guy came in...stripped to some orange speedos and proceeded a 45 minutes routine on a stair stepper......
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:38 AM GMT
    Jersey Shore looking females wearing velour jumpsuits and uggs while using the ellipticals...enough said. icon_eek.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:39 AM GMT
    lmao these are hilarrious i wish shit like this happened at my gyms lol keep them coming
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:41 AM GMT
    Strangest activities in the gym:

    You walk into the steam room and realizing that no one is having sex. They're just sitting there doing nothing...icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 20, 2011 5:11 AM GMT
    cityaznguy saidStrangest activities in the gym:

    You walk into the steam room and realizing that no one is having sex. They're just sitting there doing nothing...icon_rolleyes.gif
    That's not just strange; that's a sad day at the Y.
  • Ezrider107

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    Jul 20, 2011 5:33 AM GMT
    Some of these posts are funny and weird. mnemonick: i wanna go to your gym sometime and catch a show.

    But on to my little experiences...

    One of my friends decided he was going to join the gym and he'd join mine. and for those 2 months i had a really flaming work out partner.

    He'd cruise the guys on the gym and point them out to me with a: "LOOK! a cutie PATTtOOOTY!" then he'd do swooning noises.

    Or we'd took classes together and he'd be letting out loud moans of idk, pain or pleasure. But then somehow, he broke his knee at work and that was that.icon_eek.gif

    The other weird thing is when i saw this older frail lady on the floor by a treadmill. I didn't see her on the treadmill before that, but she just appeared on the floor, somehow. She was just on the floor sort of wiped out. Then some gym attendants came by and sort of picked her up off the floor. icon_neutral.gif
  • brendanmuscle...

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    Jul 20, 2011 6:17 AM GMT
    theres this guy around my age ide say hes in the gym every day for 2-3 hours and he always uses the most horrid form on everything- hes very small btw- his form is just so terrible, terrible terrible, looks like hes gonna break his back when curling, or hell do the pulldown machine and just almost move it all the way up and down with his bodyweight as the method of using the resistance
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    Jul 20, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    I'm sure I'm not the only guy here who has experienced the morbidly obese stalker or troll at the gym. The guy I'm referring to does absolutely no work, and just stares, gets close, tries to engage conversations, asks personal questions, follows me around the gym - station to station, to the showers, to the steam or sauna. He listens to me when I talk to my friends, and then asks if he can send me information via computer on those subjects I had talked with my friends about earlier. He is now suddenly using the locker directly next to mine (so I've moved lockers). He asked management to give him my name and number so he could call me to say I left some toothpaste at the gym. They wouldn't give him the information. When he approached me about it, I informed him I didn't leave any toothpaste behind - and it wasn't mine. This needy, lonely, infatuated, morbidly obese guy is probably harmless, but he makes my skin crawl. I've tried being nice to him and encouraging him about weight loss and healthy foods, which I regret. I notice I'm not the only one he tries to befriend, but he focuses on me more than others. I brought some of this on myself by being pleasant. Now, I've tried being distant and busy - cool - briskly staying away from him, and he is starting to get the message, I hope. I've altered my hours at the gym - and that has helped somewhat too. I don't like to turn him in - since he's really committed no real crime, but I hope he'll focus on someone or something else.
  • kew1

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidLast year there was this old(er) guy who kept staring at me while I worked out. Not a big deal, as I don't mind being motivation for others. But after about 20 minutes, he comes up to me and asks - right in front of everyone - if I'd like to hit the sauna with him. I was like icon_eek.gificon_lol.gif then said "uhhh, no dude, you're not my type."

    That's one way to make someone leave quickly.


    How busy is your home gym now?icon_biggrin.gif
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jul 20, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    Probably the only thing I can remember right off is a gym member who wanted to bring in her dog with her on a regular basis. You haven't have animals in the gym. She was really upset about it.
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:44 PM GMT
    not strange but interesting

    one jock goes and shanks another. good thing he had on compression shorts. real good thing i was next to this when it happened haha
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:48 PM GMT
    old dude watching me and my buddy changing with his hands down his shorts. i wanted to say some thing but m y friend said breaking him out his trance might give him a heart attack. when we started laughing he poped out of it looking really embarrassed
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    Jul 20, 2011 3:52 PM GMT
    a guy was shadow boxing at the gym in front of mirror , very badly, very easily knock him out :-p
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:03 PM GMT
    We have a single bathroom on the first floor of my gym and there was this guy who would leave the door open when going to the bathroom. I walked in once while he was taking a dump and frankly...that ruined my week.
  • calibro

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:07 PM GMT
    in college i was probably accosted in the showers by guys who would come up to me and start jerking about a half dozen times
  • Latenight30

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:08 PM GMT
    brendanmuscles saidtheres this guy around my age ide say hes in the gym every day for 2-3 hours and he always uses the most horrid form on everything- hes very small btw- his form is just so terrible, terrible terrible, looks like hes gonna break his back when curling, or hell do the pulldown machine and just almost move it all the way up and down with his bodyweight as the method of using the resistance


    I have seen a lot of this. It concerns me and I really want people to succeed, but heavy doesn't = results. I wish the gym attendants would speak up. I do sometimes if it looks like someone new.

    I saw a guy just sit down at the lat pull down machine, not adjust anything and go to town. I think he was hoping gravity would help. He was compressing his whole rib cage to get a rep. Then he paused and DROPPED the weight.

    Some of the runners who are trying to destroy the treadmills. I wish I had a way of measuring their foot strikes. It has to be 2000lbs of force each time.

    Had a guy leave the door open to take pee in the bathroom. i was right next to the door on the dip bars. Odd he was with a girl?

    Women seem to have the worst form, and manners in a gym about wiping down equipment.

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:13 PM GMT
    Its not really that strange here but a helluva lot a the guys here work out with out shirts on in the gym. They leave the benches soaking wet and never towel it off.

    Then, after I finish a set, there are no less than 3 guys standing around, as soon as I put the weight down they pick it up and try to prove to everyone that they're as strong as the foreigner.

    Then they wait for me in the locker room and try to watch me get nekkid. Having learned this trick long ago when I first moved here, I now shower at home. They always ask: "You're not showering??"
  • bolero_of_fir...

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    Jul 20, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    mnemonick said
    - two guys, on separate occasions, walking around the gym shirtless. i mean, i already find it pretty ridiculous when guys wear cut-up t-shirts with the arm holes cut down to their waist, nipples exposed, but really...

    This one isn't really weird. I know most people do but if someone doesn't want to wear a shirt it doesn't seem like a big deal to me.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    There was this time I saw this married guy talking about his wife while wearing spandex shorts on that showed of the outline of his very large dick. He joined up with this other guy and they were on the flat bench doing a chest workout. When he would spot the other guy his cock-bulge was inches from the other dude's face. Obviously he wore those shorts for a reason. His bulge was so big that you couldn't miss it even from across the gym.

    I've had a guy in the next stall smell my tighty whities which were partially hanging over the shower window dividing the stalls. You could see him through the not-quite clear class partition standing on his tip toes to smell my undewear.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:22 PM GMT
    There's one guy at my gym who wears his rollerblades into the gym...which means he has them on as he goes up and down the stairs, when he checks in, and when he goes to and from the locker room. He then proceeds to work out while talking on his cell phone the entire time. I once saw him curse out the person at the front desk because she asked him to check in - which everyone is required to do. She later told me he does this all the time.

    I'm sure I've gotten a few stares before when I forgot my gym shoes at home and had to work out in dress shoes. I just acted like it was perfectly normal.
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    Jul 20, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    alphatrigger saidHow crowded the Low Self Esteem Sauna can get with Exhibit A's on weekends at a David Barton Gym. icon_razz.gif



    LMAO!! I was just thinking the same thing!

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    Strangest thing in a gym? You walk into the steam room...and no one is having sex in there. That's strange enough for ya?