What is the funniest thing that's happened to you in the gym?

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    Jan 14, 2009 7:02 PM GMT
    My dad was always a fast walker. My mom had to hold his hand just so she wouldn't be left behind. So me and my sister had to adopt walking fast or we would be left abandoned before they knew we were not there.

    So one day I'm walking on the treadmill and this guy is next to me jogging. He's in pretty good shape, sweating, and I see him looking over my way with a dumbfounded expression on his face. At first I thought he might be interested until I noticed that his treadmill settings were the same ones that I had on mine! Here he was running and sweating and I'm not sweating but keeping up with him while walking.
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    Jan 15, 2009 1:29 AM GMT
    Well, this didn't happen to me and I wasn't there to witness it in person. But one day, I walked into the gym and walked by the treadmill area. I noticed there was some yellow "caution" tape, draped over a couple of the treadmills. I assumed they were broken and were being repaired.

    But as I got closer, I noticed there was white powder all over the place. All over the treadmills and all over the floor around the treadmills. It took me a few minutes to realize that someone was using the treadmill and puked all over the place. The white powder was there to absorb the leftover puke.

    From that point forward, I made sure not to use those treadmills. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 1:52 AM GMT
    A couple months ago I was upstairs in the Castro Golds, in between sets, watching this guy doing cables. He was facing me, with his back to the wall, which was about 5 feet behind him. All the walls are covered in very large plate glass mirrors, like most gyms. Each sheet is around 5 feet wide and 10 feet tall, and probably weighs over 300 lbs each.

    He's concentrating on his set and then, all of a sudden, the sheet of plate glass on the wall behind him decides to detach and comes down behind him and shatters into a million pieces of all sizes and shapes with a noise like a calving glacier.

    Luckily he wasn't hurt, but I think based on his reaction, he's going to have a new phobia of mirrored glass walls.
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    Jan 15, 2009 2:28 AM GMT
    Watching some hot guy working out while trying to ignore the fact that everyone at the gym is trying not to notice his thick seven -inch boner pushing through his shorts!
    He was doing chin ups in front of this lady who whispered to her teenage daughter and discreetly pointed what's up, their reactions (and everyone else's) reflected in the wall mirrors. (He must've forgotten his jockstrap, hahaha!)

    Come to think about it, that incident was kinda hot....
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    Jan 15, 2009 3:45 AM GMT
    I was doing crunches on the mat while nursing a bad hangover from the previous night. I passed out for a couple of minutes and when I woke up, the gym instructor told me that I snored as everyone watched. I immediately packed up and left... blushing! icon_lol.gif
  • cowboyathlete

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:21 AM GMT
    I had been out cycling one late afternoon, went to the grocery store to pick up a few things before showering and making supper. A few hot guys seem to be looking at me a lot. Only when I got back home did I realize my spandex cycling shorts had some very noticeable rips and holes over my butt.
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    Jan 15, 2009 4:47 AM GMT
    I was at Gold's gym one Saturday morning doing pull ups off the cable fly machine in the middle of the workout area. A friend of mine decided that this was his opportunity to pull a prank. As I was doing my pull ups, he rushed up in front of me and de-pants me. If that wasn't bad enough, this was the day I decided to wear a jockstrap under my shorts instead of underwear. So there I was hanging off the bar with my bare ass hanging out for all to see. Lol. icon_redface.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:02 AM GMT
    VanNess saidI was at Gold's gym one Saturday morning doing pull ups off the cable fly machine in the middle of the workout area. A friend of mine decided that this was his opportunity to pull a prank. As I was doing my pull ups, he rushed up in front of me and de-pants me. If that wasn't bad enough, this was the day I decided to wear a jockstrap under my shorts instead of underwear. So there I was hanging off the bar with my bare ass hanging out for all to see. Lol. icon_redface.gif
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    thats hilarious. ...and hot ;) hopefully u've been keeping up with yur squats lol

  • Jan 15, 2009 5:15 AM GMT
    For privacy purposes, we will call my eye candy @ my gym, Billy icon_biggrin.gif

    Billy was on the elliptical machine and I was walking with my buddy Allen, as we walked past Billy, he smiles and says, "Hey Allen-"

    & THEN I TURN AROUND AND SAY HELLO & WAVE WITH A BIG FUCKIN SMILE!!! TOTALLY OBVIOUS!!!!!

    Billy never says "hello..." yet he just blushed and smiled back @ me!

    BOOYAH!
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:43 AM GMT
    I work out at a relativley straight, lower income, beach community gym (to set the scene....)

    I walk in the locker room, see a guy at the sinks buck naked with a roll of duck tape, wooden stick, and a razor. He is using the roll of duct tape to attach the razor to the stick... once he'd affixed the razor he proceeds to attempt to shave his back! I wasn't able to watch for very long for fear of peeing my pants...

    Fast Forward 2 months later... same gym.... finished my workout... washing my hands, a different guy attempting to do the SAME thing at the sinks! Only he wasn't smart enough to bring a roll of duct tape and a stick.... he was however brave enough to ask for help!!! When he asked if I would mind giving him a hand shaving his back I must have looked at him like he was wanting more than a back shave...so he says "don't worry bro, I'm not "funny" like that"!...

    I then proceeded to help a brotha out! God I need to learn how to say NO! icon_wink.gif

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    Jan 15, 2009 5:50 AM GMT
    Heh, this might not've been funny so much as extremely painful, but..

    I was running on a treadmill at the Y and - in my infinite wisdom - was trying to read a book at the same time (it was a good book, mind you).

    Anyway, I ended up stepping on that part of the treadmill that doesn't move, do some sort of half-flip that leaves me sprawling out on the belt, and get thrown backwards into the wall behind the treadmill. After I got over the shock and a slight daze, I notice that my arm was still resting on the moving belt, which was quickly grinding away my skin.

    To make matters worse, almost everyone in the gym had seemingly stopped their workouts and just stood there, staring at me. I'm pretty sure some woman a few machines away let out an "ooh dear", but other than that no one did anything but stare. As if being covered in blood didn't necessitate help, haha.

    Ended up skirting out of the cardio section clutching my arm in embarrassment and leaving. My sister STILL finds that story hysterical.

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    Jan 15, 2009 4:55 PM GMT
    One guy at my gym doing his workout in flip flops.

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    Wearing pink lycra.

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    And talking the whole time on the phone.

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    Focussed workout then.
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:00 PM GMT
    I thought I had properly racked the barbell I was using to do chest presses... but alas, no.


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    Maybe not the funniest thing, but I laughed about it later.
  • Timbales

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    Jan 15, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    aerovaulter saidHeh, this might not've been funny so much as extremely painful, but..

    I was running on a treadmill at the Y and - in my infinite wisdom - was trying to read a book at the same time (it was a good book, mind you).

    Anyway, I ended up stepping on that part of the treadmill that doesn't move, do some sort of half-flip that leaves me sprawling out on the belt, and get thrown backwards into the wall behind the treadmill. After I got over the shock and a slight daze, I notice that my arm was still resting on the moving belt, which was quickly grinding away my skin.

    To make matters worse, almost everyone in the gym had seemingly stopped their workouts and just stood there, staring at me. I'm pretty sure some woman a few machines away let out an "ooh dear", but other than that no one did anything but stare. As if being covered in blood didn't necessitate help, haha.

    Ended up skirting out of the cardio section clutching my arm in embarrassment and leaving. My sister STILL finds that story hysterical.



    same thing happened to my bf, but he got thrown clear of the treadmill
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:18 PM GMT
    Didn't really happen to me..

    But this guy really hot too which makes it ashame was way too over the top.

    He was working out next to me.. we're both doing dumbbell curls when he's lifting maybe 10 pounds more than I am.

    Everytime the guy lifts he goes.. "ugghh Fuuuck" so thous around him can hear him perfectly fine.

    And I just can't help not laughing at things like that.. so I burst out laughing and had this massive grin on my face.. I was trying to bite the side of my mouth too stop smiling but nope..I felt so bad but I couldn't help it. He kept doing it. His face went red too kinda like...icon_redface.gif

    I'm a dork like that.. I'll usually watch family guy if i'm on the treadmill and laugh like an idiot. I don't care.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 15, 2009 5:22 PM GMT
    Two stories, neither original:

    Last year, 2 days before going to Key West for New Years, on a treadmill doing intervals. For them, I jump on the belt (which is moving at the highest speed & a high incline) for 40 seconds, then jump on the side rails and rest for 20 seconds. I've done this hundreds and hundreds of times, no problem.

    You can see where this is going. So I slip up on concentration and think I'm stepping on the side rails, but one foot hits the belt. I'm sent to the end of the belt, but because of the incline, I'm not thrown clear, just thrown down. The belt then proceeds to quickly remove skin from my forehead, cheek and shoulders and while I try to push myself off, from my hands, arms and legs. The whole thing lasted about 30 seconds, but the result was me going to Key West for the first time in my life looking like a mummy. Big laughs from everyone on Duval Street and at Bourbon St.

    The other incident is typical exercise ball coordination stuff. At least for my gym, I'm starting to push around some serious weight (not for the real big guys, but for me and the folks at my place it is). That's great, until my workout buddy suggests we do ab work on the exercise ball. I hate them and am generally massively uncoordinated. We're doing some sort of Plank thing and time and time again, I roll over the ball, off to the sides, etc. By the time I throw in the towel, most of the folks in the gym have stopped and are staring and laughing at me (not that I blame them). Never getting on a damn ball again.

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    Oct 16, 2009 1:21 AM GMT
    I accidentally farted as I was bench pressing. The bar dropped to quickly and as I pushed to let my breath out, I let out more than just air from my mouth. icon_eek.gif
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    Oct 17, 2009 4:22 AM GMT
    Running on the treadmill and the power went out at my gym. The treadmill stalled and I fell. So did five other people. Some laughed some were pissed.
    I couldn't help but to laugh
  • art_smass

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    Oct 17, 2009 4:38 AM GMT
    I was preparing to teach a class at my gym, and I needed to open up the dividers that separated the room into thirds. They worked like curtains that were connected to a track on the ceiling and they locked into these holes on the floor. I was pulling on the metal handle that unlocked one of the dividers and the cable that it was connected to broke and my fist flew back into my face. I fell flat on my ass and knocked myself out. I came to a few seconds later to see my participants standing above me in horror pointing at the blood pouring down my face.

    I guess it's funny in retrospect.
  • Celticmusl

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    Oct 17, 2009 4:41 AM GMT
    Well this isn't about me exactly but some guy had license plates out on his car that read "hrdbody". I wanted to see the person driving that car....it was some heavyset guy.

    A woman that was a little bit of a hippy leftover was working out at the gym and one of her nipples was showing outside of her tank top. Someone told her but she said that it always happens and wasn't chagrined.

    Yeah, the treadmill issue.....since i work at the gym i can tell you someone gets hurt on the treadmills at least once a month...either they forget to turn it off when they are through with their cardio, or they trip over their own feet, etc. Some get knocked out, bloody noses, shredded arms, etc. I dont like to use the treadmills now, lol.

    I wear cargo or hiking shorts now to the gym. But when I used to wear gym shorts my junk would show, or i would get a little hard doing presses etc....maybe no one noticed but I couldnt handle worrying about it all the time.
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    Oct 17, 2009 6:09 AM GMT
    . . . the very first time I went to a gym, I fell down on a treadmill and very nearly did a complete faceplant . . . good times . . . I told myself at the time that it would be funny someday . . . and it is . . .