SAUNA ROOM : one of the perks i love about the gym but has a downside

  • MarcBodybuild...

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    Jan 30, 2012 3:55 AM GMT
    I enrolled with 2 gyms both pricey. ( OH WELL )

    reason being both have brand new equipments , but one ( 24hr Super Sport ) the nearest one is small , i have to drive to the next city which is 30 minutes or 25 mintues drive which is the same ( 24 super sport ) but huge like the size of a warehouse in the sense of space .


    Now here is what i like about gyms "SAUNA " so relaxing, takes ur stress away ( as long as no body in there farts or farted then left ) icon_biggrin.gif . When i do my cardio i do weight vest on the treadmill for a good 20 minutes then head to the ( SAUNA ) or lift weights then head there.


    Now i really have a bone to pick with people who keeps on " OPENING THE SAUNA DOOR EVERY 4 to 5 Minutes to let cold air in "

    JESUS ! i don't mean to sound like jerk ! im not

    I'm a nice guy who wants to use the heat inside the SAUNA , i like to stay in it for a good 15 to 20 minites or 25 if i have my fitness book with me.


    Me and the rest of the guys in it look at each other and just smile whenever there is a guy who keeps walking in then out every 3 to 5 minutes as if trying to say ( I DONT CARE ABOUT U ALL, I just wanna piss u all off so u can notice me )


    I swear when ever i head to the small gym i see the same guy doing the same thing, and a lot of gym goers told me their story as well about him ! UGH , thats why i go with my gym buddies to calm me down , and to enjoy my time at the gym.

    The second gym i go to is GOLDS, but it would expiring soon and might switch to EQUINOX and see what it is like .icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 4:04 AM GMT
    All you have to do is say something to him...(nicely) that he's defeating the purpose of the sauna. If you can't stand the heat then get out of the...... sauna. icon_razz.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 5:18 AM GMT
    I hate that! Especially when you're in there and the guys go in there to warm up who come in and bring in the cold and in their shoes and full clothing too. It makes the place almost freezing in comparison. I always re-secure the door to be closed so no heat escapes.
    For those guys, let them know they are being inconsiderate and they're letting the hot air out, literally
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    Jan 30, 2012 5:20 AM GMT
    INB4 Firebrand/FrostedFlakes:

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    Jan 30, 2012 5:40 AM GMT
    That sucks. I would tell him off if it continued. Completely defeats the purpose of a sauna.
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    Jan 30, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
    usually its the guys who cant stand the heat so they go take a "breather" and go in and out.. it pisses me off.

    another thing that pisses me off is the gay guys that try and make moves on guys in there.. tsk tsk thats a no no!
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    Jan 30, 2012 9:05 AM GMT
    I feel dumber for having read all this.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 30, 2012 10:22 AM GMT
    Trojan said it best,

    Maybe the guy didn't see anyone good looking enough in the sauna to want to go in? icon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_cool.gif J/K
    You should have said close the fucking door!!! Sauna... steam is leaving!!
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    Jan 30, 2012 10:40 AM GMT
    Open the sauna door to let cold air in?
    Walk in in full clothing and shoes to WARM UP?

    If any of this happened in a sauna here in Scandinavia, the perps would have been chopped up to firewood in seconds..
    You don't mess with the sauna!! icon_twisted.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 12:07 PM GMT
    20 minutes in the sauna is a long time. The most I can handle is about 10-15 minutes, and then I have to cool down under the shower before I can get in again.
    The older you get, the less time you are able to spend in a sauna, unless you're very, very fit. Older guys need to take more frequent breaks - it also keeps their heart-rate down, which to an old man or an unfit young guy can mean the difference between life and death.
    These guys pay as much as you do for their gym membership. I know its annoying when they are constantly in and out and cooling down the sauna, but they have the right to do so if they cannot handle the heat for too long.

    Be a little patient. The world does not revolve around how warm YOU want to keep the sauna. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 30, 2012 2:30 PM GMT
    Passionplay88 saidI hate that! Especially when you're in there and the guys go in there to warm up who come in and bring in the cold and in their shoes and full clothing too. It makes the place almost freezing in comparison. I always re-secure the door to be closed so no heat escapes.
    For those guys, let them know they are being inconsiderate and they're letting the hot air out, literally




    I HATE when I see guys sitting in the steam room with full gear on and shoes. It's so f'ing disgusting. It's bad enough with how dirty it can get we don't need shoes which have been everywhere inside it.
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    Jan 30, 2012 2:40 PM GMT
    Saunas are awesome and I hate when people keep opening the door too, lol. I stay in there for like 20-30 minutes sometime until my body feels like jello,lol. I did fall asleep one time and took a short nap, lol, oh well.
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    Jan 30, 2012 2:46 PM GMT
    Martin_Maros said20 minutes in the sauna is a long time. The most I can handle is about 10-15 minutes, and then I have to cool down under the shower before I can get in again.
    The older you get, the less time you are able to spend in a sauna, unless you're very, very fit. Older guys need to take more frequent breaks - it also keeps their heart-rate down, which to an old man or an unfit young guy can mean the difference between life and death.
    These guys pay as much as you do for their gym membership. I know its annoying when they are constantly in and out and cooling down the sauna, but they have the right to do so if they cannot handle the heat for too long.

    Be a little patient. The world does not revolve around how warm YOU want to keep the sauna. icon_wink.gif

    I agree. I wear my diver's watch with a timing dial in the sauna (I can see the big hands without my eyeglasses), and exit to take a cool-down shower every 10 minutes, until I reach a total time of about 30-40 minutes. I know that some guys can go the whole time without interruption, but like you I can't.

    I don't swing the door wide open, I slip in and out quickly with a minimum of heat loss. The object of a sauna is to take a heat soak, not a heat flash, to elevate your circulation for long enough to do some good, and to benefit from sufficient muscle relaxation after a workout.

    What *I* hate are guys on a lunch-time schedule, who can't afford to give an hour to the sauna, including the cool down afterwards before dressing. They think they can get the benefit in 10 minutes if they just make it hot enough.

    So they pour enormous amounts of water on the rocks (without first asking anyone else's opinion, I might add), and suddenly a pleasant sauna turns into a scalding Hell, and I'm gasping for breath, having to jump down to a lower bench or even leave. Another reason I often can't stay for more than 10 minutes at a time, because these "quickie" guys want it too damn hot.

    I got news for you guys: it's a dry SAUNA, not a STEAM ROOM! You're only supposed to ladle small amounts of water over the rocks. They've got real steam rooms if you wanna sit in a London fog. icon_razz.gif
  • michaelf2011

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    Jan 31, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    At one gym I went to a guy would come into the sauna, undress, put his sweaty clothes on the rail around the heater, then go take a stupid long shower. Then he would come back and just stand in there in the middle of the room. It's a sauna not your dryer! Nobody wants to sit there and watch and smell your clothes drying, including your socks and underwear!!!
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    Jan 31, 2012 8:42 PM GMT
    I have a number of other sauna pet peeves. One are the guys who come in wearing sweat suits or shorts and jogging shoes after a run. And then go to a higher bench where the soles of their joggers are resting on the lower bench where guys sit. Granted, most men sit on a towel, but over time shoes soil and darken the wood. If they think being fully covered up helps with their sweating, fine, even though they're wrong. But leave the damn dirty shoes outside, that have just been running through gawd-knows-what muck.

    I was fortunate that most military saunas I used, and many Ys, prohibited any clothes at all in the men's sauna or steamroom, just a towel, and only shower flip-flops for footgear. But I learned to avoid sauna's in hotels, most of which were absolutely gross.

    Another annoyance are the guys who talk loudly to each other. Sauna is supposed to be quiet & reflective, almost contemplative. I really don't wanna hear about your latest business deal, or the car you're buying, or news, politics & sports, or anything, your loud voice booming around the small bare room.

    Then there are the guys who do a stretching or aerobic routine the whole time they're in the sauna. I'll admit it can present a stimulating sight when they're nude, but in truth getting aroused in public is not what I need, for which I'll possibly get expelled, not him. Nor all this annoying distraction. Sit down, be quiet and be still, like you're in church. icon_mad.gif
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    Feb 02, 2012 6:44 PM GMT
    I love the sauna, my reward after a workout. Just keep putting water on the rocks until the annoying guy leaves.
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    Feb 02, 2012 6:56 PM GMT
    I like going in the sauna when I have time after a work out. It feels so good.

    Does anybody else get an ad in here for saunas and steam showers? o_O
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    Feb 02, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    jodgsk saidOpen the sauna door to let cold air in?
    Walk in in full clothing and shoes to WARM UP?

    If any of this happened in a sauna here in Scandinavia, the perps would have been chopped up to firewood in seconds..
    You don't mess with the sauna!! icon_twisted.gif


    Happens at my gym all the time. People are so lazy, they sit in sauna for 10 mins with their clothing on to warm up rather than getting up on a treadmill and walk to do the same.
  • janu88

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    Feb 05, 2012 10:45 AM GMT
    They probably cant stand the heat for 25 minutes.
    I'm from a sauna country and the maximum I can survive with 95C is 10 minutes.
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    Feb 05, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    TrojanAthlete saidI feel dumber for having read all this.
    Let me feel you and I'll be the judge of that. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Feb 05, 2012 4:33 PM GMT
    MarcBodybuilding JESUS ! i don't mean to sound like jerk ! im not I'm a nice guy

    jockfever: Using God's name as an expletive makes one more than sound like a jerk.
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    Feb 05, 2012 4:36 PM GMT
    jockfever saidMarcBodybuilding JESUS ! i don't mean to sound like jerk ! im not I'm a nice guy

    jockfever: Using God's name as an expletive makes one more than sound like a jerk.

    you must be a saint! O:
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  • cookingitswee...

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    Feb 05, 2012 7:09 PM GMT
    Unfortunatley I switched to planet fitness which does not have saunas), but I loved saunas and used them all the time at my old gym. It used to drive me crazyw hen people did that.
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:17 PM GMT
    i heard the sauna at my 24 hour is very cruisy even though its co ed. I need to check it out icon_razz.gif
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    Feb 05, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 saidi heard the sauna at my 24 hour is very cruisy even though its co ed. I need to check it out icon_razz.gif


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