Thursday, 22 October 2009

Gym Behaviour

So we have been going to the gym for a while now and one of my favorite times to go is on a Sunday morning. There is only a few people there and the music isn't too loud (I get distracted by the music and can't be bothered when the music is too loud) so I can get in, get the programme done and get out within the hour.

However there are some strange people that go to the gym at that time of the morning. One of my friends has also discussed this on her blog but until the weekend I never really realised how bizarre they really are. I was doing the first stint of my programme on my treadmill on Sunday morning and although I was the only person on the treadmills (and there is about 20 of these) a guy had to go on the one right next to me.
Then I moved onto the bikes for my next exercise and someone else did the same thing. I am wearing my headphones so got no interest in speaking to them - why do they do it?!? If I want to use the rowing machines (there is only 2 of these down in the main part of the gym) and someone is on one of them I go upstairs so I don't have to impose on them - why do people think it is okay?
I can understand when the gym is busy - I am not that silly but when I am the only person using a piece of equipment and there is another 19 beside me do they have to use the one directly next to me?

Is is just me (and my friend) or does anyone else think it is just a bit weird?



  1. I am really glad you've noticed this too - I'm sure Terry thinks I exaggerate, but no, they really do go out of their way to get as close as possible, don't they? A couple of weeks ago a girl got onto the treadmill next to mine in the upstairs gym (which was totally empty except for me) and I swear to God, I really had to bite my tounge not to say something to her. I would be genuinely interested to know WHY they do it, though, it does kind of fascinate me.

  2. how is the weight loss going?
    You are my motivation - great fun reading your blog, plz keep going with it!
    Sammy x

  3. Hi Sammy

    Thanks for your comment.
    Weight loss is going wel at the minute - I lost 3.5lbs this week and in the past 2 weeks I have lost 5lbs.


  4. I lost 2 punds this week. I way 22 stone so long way for me to go.
    Sammy xx

  5. Sammy

    Congratulations on your weight loss.
    Any weight lost is a good thing. Keep going with it, we can do it together.