What is it about the gym you genuinely enjoy.?

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    Jun 17, 2012 12:16 AM GMT
    I know this seems like a silly topic, but I'm curious. I prefer working out at home and really only set foot inside of a gym because I had to take Fitness class at my old university. icon_lol.gif But seriously folks, obviously, many people like the gym for different reasons. Some for working out (duh), looking at others workout, to relieve stress, etc., but everyone's reasons are different. So tell me, what is it about the gym that you enjoy.?
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    Jun 17, 2012 12:37 AM GMT
    TheLetterD saidWhat is it about the gym you genuinely enjoy.?
    The fact that I don't need to go to one.
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    Jun 17, 2012 12:45 AM GMT
    It provides me with focus. I am much less likely to give up on something if I have an audience.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:03 AM GMT
    the jiggly bits icon_rolleyes.gif
  • Brack202

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    Jun 17, 2012 1:20 AM GMT
    It makes me feel healthy and masculine to work out and get all sweaty. It's fun and is a constructive use of my time, makes me feel like I'm being productive. I was never very athletic growing up, and I've really worked hard to improve that aspect of my life these past few years. I enjoy seeing the progress I've made in improving my body, getting some more toned muscle on my skinny frame and firmer abs. Plus, as a gay man, I won't deny that there's nothing like working out and then immediately going into the locker room, an all-male environment where I can just get naked, walk around naked and shower naked along with other attractive guys. I'm certainly not going to stare or cruise, but I kind of view my after-workout shower and naked locker room time as something to motivate me and look forward to, my little reward for working out.
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    Jun 17, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Caslon19000 saidthe jiggly bits icon_rolleyes.gif
    You mean those broken machines with dangling broken cables?
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    I get a adrenaline rush before I enter the gym, almost like going into a event...I drink my coffee or pre-workout drink put on my ipod and I'm pumped and ready to go! I also like the lifestyle and the people there in general, its productive and healthy. I'm addicited to the gym!
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    There is a social aspect to the gym I enjoy. meeting guys with a level of common interests as far as working out and diet. And just getting to know different people. Being that I work from home and don't have many friends in this state and the ones I do live over 30 miles away, it helps me to get out of the house and interact with the human race.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:31 AM GMT
    The energy of bodies moving. The eye candy occasionally. The reward when done of knowing I did something good for my body.icon_cool.gif
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    The desire to stay fit gets me to the gym...the eye-candy keeps me there icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:34 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidThe desire to stay fit gets me to the gym...the eye-candy keeps me there icon_eek.gif


    Yes, I saw your "eye candy" again on Friday. I have a sneaking suspicion he's part of the family.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:37 AM GMT
    Thinking I'm being watched motivates me to work harder, looking at other eye candies and coping with whatever stress I have
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:43 AM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    CuriousJockAZ saidThe desire to stay fit gets me to the gym...the eye-candy keeps me there icon_eek.gif


    Yes, I saw your "eye candy" again on Friday. I have a sneaking suspicion he's part of the family.


    Could you confirm this and get back to me? icon_wink.gif
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said

    Could you confirm this and get back to me? icon_wink.gif


    Uh, sure. I'll provide pics icon_razz.gif
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:52 AM GMT
    I honestly don't like going to the gym unless I have to or want to do exercises that require certain equipment. Otherwise, I really prefer to do the bulk of my working out at home or outside mainly because I prefer to fly solo and not be disturbed. Besides, I also enjoy nature a lot. The outdoor scenery really livens me and motivates me to work hard.
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    Jun 17, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    TheLetterD saidWhat is it about the gym you genuinely enjoy.?
    The fact that I don't need to go to one.

    He has set up weight machines in his living room. Quite handy!
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    Jun 17, 2012 5:22 AM GMT
    I like how the environment of the gym forces you to focus on the matter at hand. Once you're there, what're you going to do to procrastinate? Nothing.

    Also, there's just no way in hell that I'd be able to assemble all of that equipment at home!
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    Jun 17, 2012 5:27 AM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    CuriousJockAZ said

    Could you confirm this and get back to me? icon_wink.gif


    Uh, sure. I'll provide pics icon_razz.gif



    You are so hired icon_lol.gif
  • suedeheadscot

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    Jun 17, 2012 7:02 AM GMT
    Weirdly I do like going to the gym - I am one of these people that when asked to do something in his own house, I find too many distractions. So going to a space solely dedicated to exercise suits me fine.

    I enjoy the endorphin rush that is a different kind from cardio, I enjoy the fact that people compliment me on my arms, legs and chest (I'm not perfect but my body has shaped up!), and I also enjoy the fact that when I'm stressed after work, the gym is my decompression chamber and I leave feeling sane.

    Sometimes a couple of the guys will say hi to me, and ask how I'm doing, I'll respond back. I'm there to work out but having a couple of hot guys there checkin in on me is good.

    And there's a coffee shop nearby to grab a hot chocolate after, check Grindr, read a paper. The whole gym process is bliss really.

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    Jun 17, 2012 7:32 AM GMT
    the blow jobs I receive in the shower
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    Jun 17, 2012 8:53 AM GMT
    The inspiration and motivation of those around me that are where I want to be fitness wise are a large motivational factor. I feel pushed to lift more and challenge myself as well when ripped individuals are near.

    The variety of equipment is an added benefit to stave off boredom.

    And of course eye candy doesnt hurt on those days when you're just not feeling the give it a 100% attitude
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    Jun 17, 2012 9:34 AM GMT
    UglyAmerican saidthe blow jobs I receive in the shower


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    Jun 17, 2012 9:39 AM GMT
    Because without it I feel lazy
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    Jun 17, 2012 9:54 AM GMT
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    UglyAmerican saidthe blow jobs I receive in the shower


    omfg #YCYL


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    Jun 17, 2012 10:13 AM GMT
    Gym? What's a Gym?





















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