Water Bottle vs water fountain

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Nov 15, 2015 12:09 AM GMT
    Today at the gym, when I was on the stationary bike, I noticed one guy after another coming up to the drinking fountain to get water. I always either bring a water bottle with me to the gym, or buy one once I get there. It seems so inconvenient to stop and walk over to the drinking fountain every 5 minutes. What is your preference when you go to the gym, do you bring bottled water, or just use the water fountain?
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    Nov 15, 2015 12:27 AM GMT
    Fountain. To me, it's more inconvenient to have to bother with a bottle. Besides, waiting to step up to the fountain, you're well positioned to admire the ass of the guy in front of you, just one more reason to stay well hydrated...
  • ChicagoSteve

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    Nov 15, 2015 12:28 AM GMT
    icon_lol.gif, good point!
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    Nov 15, 2015 12:34 AM GMT
    It is important to use water fountain as you are supporting a public utility that helps everyone. Water bottles aside from issues of processing it benefits private companies who are making money from a commodity.
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    Nov 15, 2015 3:02 AM GMT
    Neither. I stay hydrated all day. It amazes me that the only time guys drink water is at the gym with their big 1 gallon jugs. Ridiculous.
  • badbug

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    Nov 15, 2015 5:45 AM GMT

    I am pretty sure guys carry their "big jugs" around with them, not just when they are at the gym.

    Gotta wash that creatine outta the liver bruh.



    Umm...yeah, i use the fountain for potential social reasons and because i am walking around anyways. Gotta keep that blood flowing.

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    Nov 15, 2015 6:08 AM GMT
    This may be obvious but if you're on the stationary bike, having a bottle is the obvious way to go. If you're thirsty in the middle of some sets where you're using the same weights or machine, getting up to get a drink is also inconvenient. But between sets or machines I don't see any problem with it. That's when I'd also refill my bottle.
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    Nov 15, 2015 7:28 AM GMT
    Well, I detest stationary cardio devices. Water bottle on the bike, out on the road, on the way to and from the gym. Fountain inside.




    Except I actually have a home gym, so it's back to the bottle or a big glass icon_redface.gif
  • JackNNJ

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    Nov 15, 2015 2:25 PM GMT
    woodsmen saidIt is important to use water fountain as you are supporting a public utility that helps everyone. Water bottles aside from issues of processing it benefits private companies who are making money from a commodity.


    LOL. Thanks for the laugh, it brightened my day.

    Also make sure you belong to a mom-and-pop gym, if you join a big chain like PlanetPussy or LeFitness, you're just helping a CEO to buy a third vacation home, and that's inequality therefore oligarchy and selling our government to the highest bidder. Cashiers and burger flippers should never have to something and stuff, because corporations. Also, infrastructure and housing and junk. Feel the Bern.
  • FitBlackCuddl...

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    Nov 15, 2015 3:45 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidToday at the gym, when I was on the stationary bike, I noticed one guy after another coming up to the drinking fountain to get water. I always either bring a water bottle with me to the gym, or buy one once I get there. It seems so inconvenient to stop and walk over to the drinking fountain every 5 minutes. What is your preference when you go to the gym, do you bring bottled water, or just use the water fountain?


    The fountain. Gives me a moment to reset.
  • alan713ch

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    Nov 15, 2015 5:27 PM GMT
    I bring a Nalgene bottle with me. If it empties, I refill it.
  • FredMG

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    Nov 15, 2015 5:31 PM GMT
    Reusable water bottles - from a "mom & pop" bike store. For the price of 3, one-liter dasani bottles you have a bottle that you can use indefinitely or until you loose it.

    Of course I live in the Willamette Valley, with it's Mountain-fed, clean rivers and not the agro-poluted mid-west with it's funny tasting water. So you may be stuck with the dasani water, bottled in places like Washington, Oregon and California. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 15, 2015 10:04 PM GMT
    Water fountain IS for refilling gallon jugs. Though the line when that happens is less annoying than tripping over empty water bottles that members at my NYSC leave strewn all over the place.

    Sidebar: I used to train at hardcore Bev Francis Powerhouse Gym where most of the pros trained and what amazed me was how there was only one water fountain on that enormous gym floor where nearly every member refilled their gallon jugs. How hard would it have been to replace that single fountain with a dual model?
  • metta

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    Nov 16, 2015 9:30 PM GMT
    I carry a stainless steel double insulated bottle for water. I will only use the drinking fountain if I have to (meaning running out of water and need more). You never know how clean those public drinking fountains are or if the filters in them get changed regularly. But I know that I change the filter in my home on a regular basis and it gets cleaned regularly.
  • LJay

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    Nov 16, 2015 11:00 PM GMT
    Hard to say hi to somebody over the water bottle. Easier over the fountain.

    Whichever you chose, stay hydrated.

    If you do use a bottle, use a refillable one. Single use plastic pollutes.
  • badbug

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    Nov 17, 2015 7:08 AM GMT

    Yup single plastic pollutes.


    You know what else pollutes, people. So don't have kids either.