iPad at the Gym?

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    Mar 18, 2012 7:19 PM GMT
    I'm interested in doing more with TRX training. Would it be douchebag-ish to bring my iPad to the gym to reference new exercises?

    I don't own a printer, otherwise I'd bring print offs. I guess I just don't want to come off as a narcissistic asshole who looks like he's taking Facebook breaks while working out! Lol!

    Thoughts on gym etiquette with new technology?
  • Timbales

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    Mar 18, 2012 7:21 PM GMT
    I don't think it's a bad idea, I'd have a good case for it, though. As long as you aren't sitting on a bench watching movies, It's alright with me.
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    Mar 18, 2012 7:52 PM GMT
    Yeah, I don't see what the big deal is. I'm sure you'll get some stares. But if you're using it as a tool for your workouts and not to waste time, then go for it.
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    Mar 18, 2012 9:47 PM GMT
    Awesome, thanks, guys!
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    Mar 18, 2012 11:12 PM GMT
    teamzissou saidI'm interested in doing more with TRX training. Would it be douchebag-ish to bring my iPad to the gym to reference new exercises?

    I don't own a printer, otherwise I'd bring print offs. I guess I just don't want to come off as a narcissistic asshole who looks like he's taking Facebook breaks while working out! Lol!

    Thoughts on gym etiquette with new technology?


    I've seen a few guys using iPads at my gym... I was actually curious what program they were using to keep track of their workouts - it looked intense.

    Sure people will stare - more because you're doing TRX than because you're using an iPad - but that'll give you more of an incentive to look awesome doing it. And as long as you're not sitting there typing all day (like a lot of guys do on their smart phones) - people won't think you're on social media.
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    Mar 18, 2012 11:32 PM GMT
    Sounds like a great idea.
    I would only be concerned that it will get broken, damaged, or stolen.
    Good luck.
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:20 AM GMT
    I'm usually on Fitocracy (logging my workout), Twitter or Facebook between sets on my iPhone, so don't feel bad.

    I'd just be worried about breaking it at the gym is all.
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:22 AM GMT
    LOL, use it instead of the regular gym mats while doing crunches. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:23 AM GMT
    You shouldn't be worried about what other people think. I would just be concerned about breaking it or having it stolen. It can also get wet in the locker rooms or by tipping a water bottle near it. Just be careful.
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:29 AM GMT
    It's more douchey when you don't wipe off the equipment, or put weights back where they belong.

    Nothing wrong with bringing an iPad to the gym, I've done it a few times. Just don't drop anything on it!
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    Mar 19, 2012 12:30 AM GMT
    There was a guy at my gym who used to bring his laptop and do his P90X workouts in the stretching room. No one cared.
  • Beeftastic

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    Mar 19, 2012 1:22 AM GMT
    My trainer uses an iPad at the gym. He has some apps on it to track clients and stuff. It's pretty neat, but he guards it carefully so it doesn't walk away.
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:27 AM GMT
    I usually write my workouts in the notes section of my phone. I update my workout as i go putting in the weights and reps I ended up. I just use my phone because it's small enough to slip under the bench without accidentally breaking it.
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    Mar 19, 2012 1:38 AM GMT
    I have a TRX system and have used it while watching and pausing a video. At home you can use the computer speakers. At the gym with the iPad and earphones, I think it would be kind of cumbersome to use the iPad with earphones while exercising. You could watch and listen and stop, do the exercise, then watch and listen, again, etc., but I think it would create too many breaks.

    My opinion is it would be better to use exercises that come with training guides, so you don't have to deal with the iPad and also worry about dropping or spilling something on it. Nothing against iPads - just got the newest and had both previous generations - just not sure your using it is the best way to exercise.
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    I use an iPad for training my clients. I use it to track reps sets, make changes to the program after analysis, upload videos and exercise diagrams to their workouts, make changes to diet programs etc. I carry it everwhere on the gym floor. I use it play music during my cycle classes and Body Camps. I downloaded a great Tabata timer and use it as well.

    As long as you're not using it for social reasons and holding up equipment etc.
    I say go for it.
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    Mar 19, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    Sure, take it to the gym! I've seen a guy at my gym do his P90X on a DVD player with viewer. Plus if you have other useful exercise videos stored, it's always great to refresh yourself with those movements and execution. But as another poster stated, as long as you're not watching movies while on the bench press, then why not have the iPad with ya at the gym!

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    teamzissou saidI'm interested in doing more with TRX training. Would it be douchebag-ish to bring my iPad to the gym to reference new exercises?

    I don't own a printer, otherwise I'd bring print offs. I guess I just don't want to come off as a narcissistic asshole who looks like he's taking Facebook breaks while working out! Lol!

    Thoughts on gym etiquette with new technology?
  • fitartistsf

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    Mar 19, 2012 4:12 AM GMT
    Just got mine... gonna use it for my cardio time... why not watch a movie or TV show while on the ellyptical, or treadmill.... makes the time go faster....
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    Mar 19, 2012 4:39 AM GMT
    sure, i don't think it'll look weird

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    Rebecca Black does it too! That makes it ok.

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    Mar 19, 2012 5:32 AM GMT
    To be honest, seeing someone with an ipad at the gym, seems kind of douchey. Apple products are becoming a sort of status symbol, not as in rich, but as in look i have the newest version of this shiny new product kind of thing. It will look like you are showing off. But if you don't give a crap about what me and others think of a person using an ipad at the gym, (and you shouldn'ticon_smile.gif)then it won't matter.

    PS do not use it as a music player. I seen people do that and it just seem stupid to carry an ipad to hear music, instead of the iphone that they most likely already own.
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:38 AM GMT
    just get a badass case for it, if your gonna use it for workin out you dont want it to get fucked up, but its gotta be somethin useful, i use the shit outta my ipod at tha gym nthats just a ipad mini so go for it, now just to find the right case, and jus like the right shirt makes u feel like a hardass icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:39 AM GMT
    Novaplayer saidTo be honest, seeing someone with an ipad at the gym, seems kind of douchey. Apple products are becoming a sort of status symbol, not as in rich, but as in look i have the newest version of this shiny new product kind of thing. It will look like you are showing off. But if you don't give a crap about what me and others think of a person using an ipad at the gym, (and you shouldn'ticon_smile.gif)then it won't matter.

    PS do not use it as a music player. I seen people do that and it just seem stupid to carry an ipad to hear music, instead of the iphone that they most likely already own.


    if you wanna do tha music thing gotta do the bluetooth headphones, none of that corded bullshit lol
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    Mar 19, 2012 5:44 AM GMT
    this one sems kina cool

    http://www.amazon.com/Otterbox-Reflex-Series-Hybrid-APL7-IPAD2-20-E4OTR/dp/B005NIXQYG/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1332135708&sr=8-5
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:01 AM GMT
    teamzissou saidI'm interested in doing more with TRX training. Would it be douchebag-ish to bring my iPad to the gym to reference new exercises?

    I don't own a printer, otherwise I'd bring print offs. I guess I just don't want to come off as a narcissistic asshole who looks like he's taking Facebook breaks while working out! Lol!

    Thoughts on gym etiquette with new technology?


    It's just a tablet without the dead trees.
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:19 AM GMT
    Nothing wrong with it. It's not like you're going to be referencing it in between sets. You'll be doing it between exercises, away from machines, I would imagine.
    People do worse things with their smart phones.
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    Mar 19, 2012 6:40 AM GMT
    7" tablet for the win.