The Gym is a Freak Show (Read 1110 times)


A Sweetheart

    I can wander around this big, beautiful city of mine, which happens to be loaded with lunatics, and not see such a mind boggling assortment of strange behavior as I see each and every time I visit the gym. Today I decided I wanted to lift, and run in less than 17 layers of clothes, so the gym it is.

     

    While doing post-run stretching in the large group fitness room I witnessed a fully make-up laden woman doing a tap routine while talking to herself, a man with his arms outstretched spinning around like a helicopter, a man practicing martial arts, which he obviously picked up from bad 70's Kung-fu movies, a woman jumping rope who would periodically get down on the floor and slither all around with the rope, and just when I thought things couldn't get weirder, in walks a midget bodybuilder in a wrestling outfit.

     

    Where do these people come from?  Im beginning to think that protein recovery drinks can cause hallucinations.

    I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

      wow, that is just too funny.   now I have some very strange mental pictures in my head.

        Very Twin Peaks-y.

        beachrun


          I was the guy doing spinning around like a helicopter.  (BTW It's called vector soul alignment).  That midget was weird right?

          mab411


          Proboscis Colossus

            Very Twin Peaks-y.

             

            Lol, that was my thought!

             

            My other thought is, I have a boring gym.

            "God guides us on our journey, but careful with those feet." - David Lee Roth, of all people

              Now they're all talking about the weird chick in the gym who was stretching and staring at them.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

                I'm speechless on this one.... But I have alot of crazy images in my head now!  :-)

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                A Sweetheart

                  Now they're all talking about the weird chick in the gym who was stretching and staring at them.

                  Um. I was doing a weird glute exercise that probably looks pornographic. I usually save it for home. If you can't beat them, join them. Big grin

                   

                  I know I'm not the only one who has weirdos at their gym. Ennay and I both have 115 yr old Asian women in the locker room that blow dry their hoo-ha's with the hand dryer.

                  I want to do it because I want to do it.  -Amelia Earhart

                    The thing that I find most strange is the people who come to the treadmill - walk for a few minutes (drinking copiously from their water bottle during that time) and then stop and leave. Why bother coming to the gym for that?

                    Better I Leave


                      Which is why I have a home gym.


                      just a simple cat

                        Um. I was doing a weird glute exercise that probably looks pornographic. I usually save it for home. If you can't beat them, join them. Big grin

                         

                        I know I'm not the only one who has weirdos at their gym. Ennay and I both have 115 yr old Asian women in the locker room that blow dry their hoo-ha's with the hand dryer.

                         

                        This is me!!

                         

                        Running is stupid


                        A Saucy Wench

                           

                          This is me!!

                           

                          you are a 115 year old Asian woman?

                           

                          I used to have the midget bodybuilder at my gym too.  He had the handlebar mustache like the cartoons of the strong man at the circus.  He liked me.  Liked me liked me.

                           

                          My gym is very weird.  We didnt get any surge of membership after New Year, but today there were at least 8 people I had never ever seen before (out of maybe 14 people in the gym).  Usually by 6 am, 6:30 at the latest I can get a treadmill, today they were lining up.  Is the Super Bowl the new time for resolutions?

                          I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

                           

                          "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

                            Was talking last week to the owner of the gym I use. There are individual shower/changing rooms, and he and his partner had to deal with some idiot who decided to use hair dye in one of the showers. They managed to track it out of the shower and onto the floor and even get it on the walls.

                             

                            They also used/ruined about a dozen gym towels to clean up/spread the mess.

                             

                            Ended up chatting with the owner for a while, listening to more stupid/weird things members have done. Running a small business like this is not for the faint of heart.

                             

                            I'm missing the fun; everybody I see at the gym acts pretty normal. It will be nice when the new year's resolutioners and college kids trying to get "in shape" for spring break disappear.

                              Um. I was doing a weird glute exercise that probably looks pornographic. I usually save it for home. If you can't beat them, join them. Big grin

                               

                              I know I'm not the only one who has weirdos at their gym. Ennay and I both have 115 yr old Asian women in the locker room that blow dry their hoo-ha's with the hand dryer.

                               

                              and this is why RA is part of my routine, even though I'm not a runner anymore. (almost choked on my lunch)


                              Doc, my tooth hurts

                                Any time I go to the gym I'm always reminded of how many people in the world are weird and gross.  It does give you something to talk about though.