Top Ten Annoying Things People Do At The Gym

OK. I spend a fair amount of time at the gym, so I’ve had a lot of experience observing people there. Here are a few things I wish I never had to experience.

10. Old men with excessive body hair that walk around naked in the locker room. I get that it’s a change room with showers, but when you reach that level of hairiness and sagging, it’s best to show a little bit of discretion.

9. Talking on cell phones. Honestly, if you have something so important that needs to be discussed, you shouldn’t be at the gym in the first place.

8. Wearing flip flops or NO SHOES! I was at the gym the other day and this guy was walking around with nothing but socks on.  I wanted to drop a dumbbell on his foot.

7. Wearing jeans while working out. If you can afford a gym membership, then you can afford a pair of shorts.

6.  Lifting excessive amounts of weight, with poor form, to try and impress people. No one’s really impressed – they are just laughing to themselves at how stupid you look.

5. Grunting and moaning like you are having an orgasm. I don’t really need to hear this unless you’re exceptionally hot.

4. Leaving sweat on the gym equipment. The gym is NOT a good place to swap bodily fluids of any kind.

3. People who fill up 2L or larger bottles at the water fountain. Is it really that difficult for you to walk to the washroom and fill it up at a tap?  No one has time to stand there for five minutes as you fill it up at a trickle’s pace.

2. People who put dumbbells back in the wrong spot. The big numbers like 30lbs, 40lbs, and 50lbs seem to me to be pretty easy to follow. Are people that bad at reading?

1. Wearing excessively tight clothing. I’m all for displaying “assets” at the gym, but honestly –  spandex booty shorts on a guy is a little over the top. I was at the gym the other day and someone was wearing a neon spandex tank top with floral print spandex booty shorts – his ass was hanging out! Not what I need to see first thing in the morning.

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  • Lisa Carpino

    My pet peeve is when people talk more at the gym then they do work out!

  • Chris

    White thin cotton shorts are NOT the outfit you should be wearing to the gym while commando and afflicted with HyperHydrosis.

    I had the unfortunate occurrence to see this a while back and had to excuse myself from the area (and not because he was particularly attractive).

  • Aaron J

    You pretty much hit the nail on the head with each one. Another is: when its busy, and someone won’t let you set in on equipment. My mommy taught me to share my toys.

  • Nic O

    HAHA. Jamie oh Jamie. i’m still laughing at number 3. SO true slash perfect.

  • MikeB

    I agree with all but #10.
    You will all be old one day and probably sagging something.

    If you can’t feel comfortable in the locker room then you’ve got problems.
    The hairy, saggy guy probably thinks you should cover up too.

  • dd1970

    Maybe the hairy saggy guy is offended by your type walking around naked lol

  • Steve in Shanghai

    Hey Guys, am an expat that lives in Shanghai, China. Love living here and all, but the one thing i notice about the Chinese at the gym (and this is every gym)…the all Chinese guys use the “public” hairdryers to dry their crotch pubes!!!


  • Rusty Redfield

    The remark about old hairy saggy guys is just mean-spirited. If this site is trying to attract advertisers, that’s not the way to go about it.

  • steelie

    You forgot unnecessarily slamming weights. It’s even worse when coupled with #5.

  • Mattie

    Of course, it would have been a totally different Top 10 if it were good looking guys that was hitting all those you mentioned. lol

  • Leroy

    Wearing a copious amount of cologne or perfume! Yuck!