Friday, October 23, 2009

Gym Etiquette

There is proper gym etiquette, common sense if you will.
If you enter the cardio section and there is a row of 7 empty elliptical machines, do not hop on the one right next to someone else.
If you stinketh, weareth deodorant.
I fell victim to both last night. Some woman obviously wanted a new friend, but I moved. I've been sick for a week and close proximity to another in a deep-breathing environment wouldn't be fortunate for said individual....and she was grunting. Within 5 minutes el stinko came and occupied the machine next to me. I succumbed to the smell and ended up covering my nose with my shirt until I could no longer breathe. How could you not know? But by this time, all the machines were full, so I had nowhere to run (ha ha - pun alert!).
I would love for someone to invent a stink-o-meter you have to pass through, like security, in order to enter the gym. Sure, after one too many bean burrito's or one too few swipes of deodorant, all of us would fail at one point or another, but it would save a LOT of trauma!


Shayla said...

GUILTY!! This morning there were 10 stair steppers open and I took the one RIGHT NEXT to the other girl and I'm pretty sure she hates me for it. But it was the only one with the program I like to do! It wasn't my fault, DON'T JUDGE ME!!!!!!!! :( THEN, I watched a guy walk up to the stair stepper on the other side of her and introduce himself and proceed to talk about how he always sees her working out, etc etc. I was glad I usually go early in the morning before people like that emerge from their beds...awkward!!

Alia parker said...

I love this article so much. I was the thing about home workout soo that I can fit my body in this quarantine. But recently I had an injury on my ankle. That's why now i am on rollator walker. Through this can easily move.