Jul 03, 2012 6:37 PM GMT
I have never seen this going on but always hear stories. Is it just something in people's minds? Or a real problem? Discuss...
Olandew saidI actually do get made fun of a lot at the gym, but not in a deragatory sense.
Some of the things I do at the gym are apparently odd. To warm up I do Tai Chi to instrumental songs. I've had some people laugh when they see some of the starting poses, but then kinda stare dumbfounded when I am doing some of the things at the 6-8 min mark of the form.
In addition, between each set I strum out the music I am listening to, normally on the appropriate instrument. Sometimes that means I am playing an imaginary cello. Again, I get those "You look like a goofball" kind of statements.
But... everyone who has ever said anything about it always spots me when I ask them to. And most have had me spot for them. So it is more playful talking than anything else.
Now, a few have been insulting, but those people don't come to the gym often apparently. I have not seen a single person who has said anything insulting to me a second time.
PittBull_21 saidAnd I know, for me at least, when I see someone who's very overweight working out or on a treadmill I feel proud of them for wanting to get healthier and it makes me realize I shouldn't have the right to make excuses for myself. I never look down on them and in a way they kind of motivate me to work harder