Luggage at the Gym

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    Sep 30, 2017 8:34 PM GMT
    Can anyone tell me why guys are bringing luggage to the gym?
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    Sep 30, 2017 9:27 PM GMT
    What kinda luggage? What does it contain?

    I usually had an assigned or rented locker. And outfitted it with my stuff, all in compartments of the baskets I brought. No need to bring things daily, unless a fresh towel, and my gym togs.

    When I can't have that, I have a bag that's organized with all my stuff. I also have a golf "locker" for my car trunk for that purpose. Everything I need is right there.
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    Oct 01, 2017 6:34 AM GMT
    Funny, this has annoyed me for years, but seems to be the women who i see wheeling in a small to medium carry on 99% of the time. Still haven't figured out what the heck is in there and how long they are parking it.

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    Oct 01, 2017 6:13 PM GMT
    art_deco saidWhat kinda luggage? What does it contain?

    I usually had an assigned or rented locker. And outfitted it with my stuff, all in a compartments of the baskets I brought. No need to bring anything, unless a fresh towel, and my gym togs.

    When I can't have that, I have a bag that's organized with all my stuff. I also have a golf "locker" for my car trunk for that purpose. Everything I need is right there.


    It's the kind of luggage that would probably fit in an airplane carry-on. The ones I've seen have wheels and a pull-along handle. I have no idea what's in them.
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    Oct 02, 2017 12:44 AM GMT
    jimib saidIt's the kind of luggage that would probably fit in an airplane carry-on. The ones I've seen have wheels and a pull-along handle. I have no idea what's in them.


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    Oct 02, 2017 1:41 AM GMT
    jimib said
    art_deco saidWhat kinda luggage? What does it contain?

    I usually had an assigned or rented locker. And outfitted it with my stuff, all in compartments of the baskets I brought. No need to bring anything, unless a fresh towel, and my gym togs.

    When I can't have that, I have a bag that's organized with all my stuff. I also have a golf "locker" for my car trunk for that purpose. Everything I need is right there.


    It's the kind of luggage that would probably fit in an airplane carry-on. The ones I've seen have wheels and a pull-along handle. I have no idea what's in them.

    Well, that does seem a bit much. You're coming to the gym to work out, not spend the weekend.

    I've never seen that. Is it becoming common today? Where?
  • fitartistsf

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    Oct 02, 2017 10:47 PM GMT
    Could it be that they are just traveling through town, with a membership to the gym, working out and showering/shaving before they move on? I had a friend who was an airline steward, he would have a small case with him, go to the gym have a workout shower, shave, etc., and then catch his next flight....
  • 24hourguy

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    Oct 03, 2017 2:44 AM GMT
    well, it just takes some of us a little more effort to pull it together.
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    Oct 05, 2017 9:12 AM GMT
    Homeless? Looking for a hot shower?
  • MuchoMasQueMu...

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    Oct 05, 2017 9:39 AM GMT
    Years ago after moving to Seattle I used to use a suitcase to transport groceries and whatnot. It was just a once a week ritual I had for myself. At the time when I didn't have a car it was a lot easier to roll a suitcase on its wheels than carrying grocery filled bags in my hands. The lockers at my gym are pretty big and deep and my medium suitcase fit with more than enough room to spare. So at a later time I decided to use a bigger suitcase. After trying to get it in the locker I quickly learned that it wouldn't fit. I knew I was going to have to carry it around with me at the gym. I was really embarrassed and felt ridiculous walking around the gym while doing my workout and having this large suitcase by my side.

    That only happened once.
  • NearTheBorder

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    Oct 06, 2017 12:08 AM GMT
    jimib saidCan anyone tell me why guys are bringing luggage to the gym?


    why don't you ask them
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    Oct 06, 2017 2:21 PM GMT
    I would think actual wheeled carry-on type luggage might be difficult to put into some lockers while working out. A traditional gym bag is smaller, crushable, and usually more easily washed out.

    I've never used a bag where I didn't spill something, whether shampoo, talcum powder, a wet & leaky soap dish, whatever. Or in a hot car something melts, like a deodorant stick, or sweaty gym clothes, shoes and wet towels start to reek - YUCK.
  • Triggerman

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    Oct 07, 2017 2:24 AM GMT
    Two answeres: One, they may be homeless. I worked at a gym in Pacific Beach, CA that had a few homeless members. They used the lockers to store stuff and to be honest they were some of the nicest members. Polite, showered often, ect. and two of the maybe five I knew could have won a few bodybuilding contests. Built and serious lifters and trainers. Never caused problems and really didn't bring stuff on the gym floor.

    Two, the drama/crossfit/ look at me member. Can't train without a bag of straps, bindings, electrolytes, protein powders, 5 gallon jug of water, hairnet who knows...within arms reach. Those people annoy me. Take up 50 square feet around whatever they are doing, spend 10 minutes on social media between sets, and tie up the equipment for 30 minutes for 3 sets of 5 partials using weights they can't lift in a week.

    I am old school. Lift, catch your breath, lift, move on. I don't need BCAA's or creatine DURING a training session.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 07, 2017 1:19 PM GMT
    Triggerman saidTwo answeres: One, they may be homeless. I worked at a gym in Pacific Beach, CA that had a few homeless members. They used the lockers to store stuff and to be honest they were some of the nicest members. Polite, showered often, ect. and two of the maybe five I knew could have won a few bodybuilding contests. Built and serious lifters and trainers. Never caused problems and really didn't bring stuff on the gym floor.

    Two, the drama/crossfit/ look at me member. Can't train without a bag of straps, bindings, electrolytes, protein powders, 5 gallon jug of water, hairnet who knows...within arms reach. Those people annoy me. Take up 50 square feet around whatever they are doing, spend 10 minutes on social media between sets, and tie up the equipment for 30 minutes for 3 sets of 5 partials using weights they can't lift in a week.

    I am old school. Lift, catch your breath, lift, move on. I don't need BCAA's or creatine DURING a training session.
    +2,000,000!