Annoying People at the Gym

31 Jan

The Treadmill Peaker

When you’re in a gym with 20+ treadmills lined up in a row and they are all empty you know that there is a good chance that the next person that comes in will undoubtedly take the treadmill beside you.

Then they causally glance over at your speed, especially if you’re doing intervals to check-in and make sure you’re not going faster than they could. Come on! I’m right here I can see you’re looking!

The Crossfitter

These are a new breed of annoying gym goers.

Unless you are my client or you have a body like Giselle I really don’t need to know your latest “Fran” score or how much you can deadlift.




The Group Fitness Diva

This person gets to the class 10 minutes early and waits impatiently at the door to make sure they secure their ideal spot (usually top left in my observations).

They were born to be aerobic queens and on one hand I admire their commitment and ability to dance like nobody is watching. But on the other hand when you miss a step and they run you over like aerobic roadkill these gym goers can be frightening and annoying.

The Pile Maker

They grab everything they could ever possibly need for every possible exercise they’ve ever seen and pile it right beside their mat (or mats). Heaven forbid they have to wait 30 seconds for someone to use a medicine ball!

The pile maker really doesn’t bug me that much BUT if they finish their workout and leave everything in their pile for someone else to tidy up then that’s super duper annoying. Who do they think they are?

The Talker

The gym really is no place to socialize. I’m a trainer and I personally can’t stand being in a gym longer than 45 minutes. Get in, get it done, get out.

It always amazes me how people can kill HOURS in a gym chatting. Don’t let yourself go there, it’s procrastination. Talk to me after over an ice cream cone!



Can you think of anymore?




4 Responses to “Annoying People at the Gym”

  1. Cathy Preston January 31, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    OMG – you forgot the ones who turn up the televisions so loud you can’t hear yourself BREATHE. How about the ones that don’t wipe down the equipment apres.

  2. bootygotbling January 31, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

    AGREED on the talker. I also hate GRUNTERS or ppl who talk their reps out… “ONE, TWO, THREE, …”


  3. Ian January 31, 2012 at 4:17 pm #

    How about the dudes that just have to drop the dumbells at the end of each set – too cool to simply place them on the floor. Clearly in their small brains they feel a need to impress upon everyone that they’re working with really heavy weights – but hey, they must be too heavy if they can’t lower them to the floor without dropping them like a sack of hot potatoes!

    I guess they’re called “dumbells” for a reason…

  4. beautyandthebod January 31, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

    Yes! Agreed on the dumbbells, TV viewers, non-wipers and on the grunts! I also forgot the “Texters” = those who try to text while exercising!

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