Gym Smells

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    Mar 24, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    The smell of the locker room. Mmmmmm! icon_biggrin.gif

    The smell of the Safeway rotisserie chickens wafting into the gym right about at the end of my Sunday workout. Mmmmmmm! icon_biggrin.gif

    The smell of some nasty ass hipster who is detoxing on the stairmaster from a night of binge drinking. Ugh!!!! icon_mad.gif


    What are your favorite / unfavorite smells at the gym?


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    Mar 24, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    The lockers always smell like dirty socks... so that's my least favorite.
  • A_M_A_P

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    Mar 24, 2013 10:12 PM GMT
    I don't have a favourite smell. I've worked in two different gym branches, so I'm used to a lot of things.

    One smell I cannot stand though is mint chewing gum - that stuff hits me right in the sinus and makes me feel nauseous
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    Gee.. I don't have too many favorites..
    .. I like the way I smell when I'm GoInG to the gym..
    ..That's about it. icon_razz.gif
  • MidwesternKid

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    Mar 24, 2013 10:16 PM GMT
    Since I run as a major part of my workout, my favorite part of my route is when I pass at one street corner.....

    Pizza Hut
    Long John Silvers
    Jimmy Johns
    Subway
    El Salto Mexican Restaurant
    Munster Gyros
    Dunkin Donuts
    Commander Diner
    Dairy Queen


    I feel so empowered to run past it all and not stop and eat my heart out.
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:47 PM GMT
    the nasty smell from dumps guys take in the lockerroom....why do guys have to take shits at the gym..no reason for that
  • reisetyler

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    Mar 24, 2013 10:51 PM GMT
    MidwesternKid saidSince I run as a major part of my workout, my favorite part of my route is when I pass at one street corner.....

    Pizza Hut
    Long John Silvers
    Jimmy Johns
    Subway
    El Salto Mexican Restaurant
    Munster Gyros
    Dunkin Donuts
    Commander Diner
    Dairy Queen


    I feel so empowered to run past it all and not stop and eat my heart out.


    this just shows how different america is to england cause ive only heard of 2 of these places Pizza Hut and Subway

    my favort gym smell is the smell of the locker room ( to me the smell of deodorant and sweat mixed is just like the smell of flowers to a bee)
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:52 PM GMT
    None! The gym I belong to is very clean so barely notice the smells.
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:54 PM GMT
    The scent of a guy just fresh out of the shower getting dressed right next to me...icon_wink.gif
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    Mar 24, 2013 10:58 PM GMT
    I don't care for any of the smells at the gym... ugh.
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:14 PM GMT
    Give me the natural smells of a sweaty locker room any ol day. Ironically, perfumes and colognes are a complete turn off for me - top of the list Axe! Yuk... makes my nose itch
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:15 PM GMT
    My gym smells lovely.
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:21 PM GMT
    Phew... I still remember the first time I went in to the locker room in the old men's gym at college. A 100 y/o wooden building that apparently absorbed every smell ever emitted within. It was so ripe I stopped and went back out for a minute. icon_eek.gif
    People didn't carry gym bags back then - all the sweaty gear was in the lockers. And it was school-issued, so there were big hampers of dirty stuff waiting for the laundry.

    BTW, right outside the locker room entrance is/was a small bronze anatomically-correct statue of a naked boy putting on his running shoes. We always figured that it meant that "streaking" was popular back in the previous century too!
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:26 PM GMT
    jerseywoof saidthe nasty smell from dumps guys take in the lockerroom....why do guys have to take shits at the gym..no reason for that


    This is my answer too. My personal trainer's number twos smell absolutely evil and so do mine
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    I like the woody smell of the sauna though
  • He_Man

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    Mar 24, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    Favorite: The smell of fresh, clean balls.... I mean the exercise balls. I love the smell of that rubbery vinyl smell.


    Least Favorite: Actually, one of the most offensive smells that I've ever smelt. I walked by this older gay guy wearing a pair of way too short shorts and a super tight, gay tank top. As I walked by the smell permeated the air, and I literally started to choke. My nose actually stung and felt burnt when I smelled his foul B.O. I can't even describe it in words, but whatever it was, it literally made my eyes water and my nose burn.

    I can't believe that there are guys that are actually into that horrid smell, so much so that they parade around in the gym like skunks thinking that they'll attract mates. Who the fuck would sleep with someone that made your eyes water? Nasty ass bitches! icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:36 PM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidI like the woody smell of the sauna though


    tee hee! You said, "woody smell". icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:38 PM GMT
    GAMRican saidThe smell of the locker room. Mmmmmm! icon_biggrin.gif

    The smell of the Safeway rotisserie chickens wafting into the gym right about at the end of my Sunday workout. Mmmmmmm! icon_biggrin.gif

    The smell of some nasty ass hipster who is detoxing on the stairmaster from a night of binge drinking. Ugh!!!! icon_mad.gif


    What are your favorite / unfavorite smells at the gym?




    whenever somebody drops a stink bomb. that's what happened on wednesday. someone did it and the whole fucking gym STANK. icon_cry.gif

    that and the bathroom. oh lawd. there's nothing worse than walking into the bathroom and smelling a strong aroma of shit because the damn bathroom stalls are RIGHT at the entrance of the locker room. it's NOT fair. they can't have air fresheners on deck in the gym. don't they have the automatics ones that just spray as soon as the smell of shit is all over the room. icon_sad.gif

  • monet

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    Mar 24, 2013 11:51 PM GMT
    I absolutely hate the smell of the cologne that the club manager wears. When I am swimming laps I can always smell when he walks through the pool area - I can't breathe properly and I feel like I'm going to drown. It's the worst cologne I ever smelled and he wears far too much of it.

    Never buy your cologne at the dollar store. Better yet, never wear cologne in a gym where people are trying to work out.
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    Mar 24, 2013 11:58 PM GMT

    After shower smells better....icon_twisted.gif tbh.

    then again on locker room...subject to how clean they refresh or keep it clean, as far its been, very unpleasant mainly due to sweaty socks...not jocks icon_sad.gif
  • 6packabs

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    Mar 25, 2013 12:11 AM GMT
    Whoever designed the 24 Hour Fitness where I go screwed up. No exhaust fans in the toilet area. That is where the air should be sucked out.

    If I'm out swimming in the pool, scent from nasty crappy perfumed shampoos and soaps from the showers comes out and hits you hard, contaminating the air your breathing---as if the chlorine wasn't bad enough.

    I do appreciate when someone dumps out essential oils in the sauna or steam room. I've smelled some super nasty crap though coming off of toxic guys after their workouts. Yuck!

    There are men who smell good, but rarely do I find them within nose shot at the gym
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    Mar 25, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    He_Man saidFavorite: The smell of fresh, clean balls.... I mean the exercise balls. I love the smell of that rubbery vinyl smell.


    Least Favorite: Actually, one of the most offensive smells that I've ever smelt. I walked by this older gay guy wearing a pair of way too short shorts and a super tight, gay tank top. As I walked by the smell permeated the air, and I literally started to choke. My nose actually stung and felt burnt when I smelled his foul B.O. I can't even describe it in words, but whatever it was, it literally made my eyes water and my nose burn.

    I can't believe that there are guys that are actually into that horrid smell, so much so that they parade around in the gym like skunks thinking that they'll attract mates. Who the fuck would sleep with someone that made your eyes water? Nasty ass bitches! icon_twisted.gif


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    This story literally made me LOL because I've walked past someone at the gym with the same offense B.O. that you've described. Makes you want to gag and barf.icon_neutral.gif
  • metatextual

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    Mar 25, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    bus9ja2d saidI like the woody smell of the sauna though


    have to agree! my usual gym location put in new cedar and it smells amazing!
  • USMCjock

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    Mar 25, 2013 1:40 AM GMT
    mindgarden said
    BTW, right outside the locker room entrance is/was a small bronze anatomically-correct statue of a naked boy putting on his running shoes. We always figured that it meant that "streaking" was popular back in the previous century too!


    Penn State? hehe

    Chlorine stings the eyes and nose, but the faint smell of it in the pool locker room takes me back before I knew enough to check out the dudes in Speedos- haha.. But yeah, a pool locker room now always excites me as it reminds me of the water polo team changing in college..good memories!

    And a sauna with that hot dry woodsy aroma, yum...
  • FRE0

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    Mar 25, 2013 1:48 AM GMT
    The odor of the spice section in ethnic grocery stores.