7 habits to avoid at the gym...
GYM JERK: He/she is all about showing off, which, in turn, is all about being insecure, which, in turn, is all about thinking — erroneously — that what other people think of you will make you more secure. It won’t.
1. Chat guy/girl. No, I am not interested in talking about your relationship problems, your fitness routine, your shopping successes, how much weight you are losing or gaining, or how hot the girl/guy on the next machine may be. Just workout!
2. Mr. or Ms. Scream. No, we’re not impressed how much weight you are lifting or pushing. If it’s so hard you can’t keep your pain and yelling to yourself, have you ever thought of lifting in your garage?
3. Hurlman? You know this one. No matter how much weight he’s lifting, he’s got to send the weight after his last lift crashing onto the floor, scaring the you-know-what out of the person next to him. No, we’re not impressed with how much you lifted. We think you are pathetic.
4. Stinky. C’mon dude, ever hear of a shower? This character smells offensive on the way into the gym. Who wants to sit on a bench after Stinky gets off of it, leaving not only sweat, but human sewage? There ought to be a law against this gym jerk. Nothing narcissistic about this fellow.
5. Hitman. We’re not talking a mobster for hire here. We’re talking about muscle man flexing his biceps, throwing out his best pick-up lines and basically annoying the heck out of women who just want to workout and get out … and get away from this gym jerk.
6. No Wiper. We all sweat, but we don’t all wipe. Relax, I’m talking about wiping the machine we just finished using. Please wipe. Do you enjoy lying in someone else’s sweat? Gym jerks don’t care. Maybe they think their sweat doesn’t stink?
7. Curser. Must you really use every curse word if you can’t finish a set because you loaded too much weight on the bar or put the pin in too low? This goes along with the Screamer and, when combined with cursing, it’s just plain offensive.