We’re less than a week into the new year and gyms are already flooded with resolutionists hoping to achieve snatched bodies before the snow melts. We’ve also fallen victim to this vicious cycle and one thing’s for sure: your local gym is a prime spot for people watching. Whatever your ultimate goal may be, the gym is good for the body and much-needed entertainment after a long day at work.
Flip the page for a list of characters you’re bound to run into.
The man who grunts loudly.
Is he in pain? Does he want attention? Is he having trouble breathing? Whatever the reason, making animal noises in the gym is just a bit distracting to the rest of us.
The selfie-obsessed man/woman.
What’s a trip to the gym if you can’t let everyone else know you’re there (sense our sarcasm?)? Nothing’s more important than some self reflection, exercise included (apparently).
We all know this guy. In between reps, he’s staring at himself in the mirror and flexing whatever muscles he does or doesn’t have. Why? Because he’s sexy and he knows it.
The really fit girl that threatens your high self esteem.
Abs packed, ass stacked and legs for days. She looks amazing running, lifting and glistening. We secretly want her as our personal trainer. And we can only dream of looking like that.
The impossibly good looking man.
If that crazy fit girl has you feeling blue, eye candy is the best pick-me-up. If only we could work out with The Rock everyday.
The elderly person trying to figure out the machines.
They arrive dressed up and ready to go, but can’t make it past the treadmill. Poor things- someone help them out.
The person working out…..in their work clothes.
Apparently common sense isn’t common. The least you can do is dress the part.
The cycling TV-watchers.
These people will sit on a bike and cycle like there’s no tomorrow….as long as there’s a flat screen in front of them. Plan on waiting a very long time for your chance at some sit-down cardio.
The I-Pod obsessor.
Ever awkwardly stand near a machine wondering if the person in front of you is still using it? Maybe if their heads weren’t buried in their Ipods/phones half the time, you could actually tell. In fact, we wonder if they’ve even made it to the workout portion of their gym visit.