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What Do You Hate Most In Your Gym?

June 9th, 2010 · 21 Comments ·


Based on comments left in my blog in different posts and also e-mails, here are the list of what people hate most most in their gym:

  1. I hate that my gym does not have enough parking space.
  2. I hate people who talk on phones while sitting at the machine doing nothing.
  3. I hate that my gym does not provide towels and I have to bring my own.
  4. I hate that my gym does not offer any fitness class.
  5. I hate that my gym does not impose sign up list for limited cardio machines.
  6. I hate how my gym uses buckets to contain water dripping from the roof when it rains.
  7. I hate that my gym often get  the swimming pool heavily chlorinated.
  8. I hate guys who tried picking up my girlfriend while I am doing bench press and she is doing cardio.
  9. I hate people who hog the elliptical machines which have LCD when they are not watching anything.
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  11. I hate my gym to always blast the music so loud that I can barely hear the songs from my iPod.
  12. I hate the out of shape instructor uses high pitch voice to scream into the microphone in the class and yet does not do half of the exercises.
  13. I hate the guy who often leaves pool of his sweat at the bench after he uses the machine.
  14. I hate the guy who does the elliptical machine with one leg.
  15. I hate a guy who often “oils” up himself to look tanned but actually making more like a strip of bacon.  Come on, it is a just a gym and not a bodybuilder contest.

So, what do you hate most in your gym?



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  • nadhirah // Jun 9, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    I hate it when my gym alway hire fresh young new personal trainer who only comes there to “sell” themselves (they even wear make-ups!!), but the truth is, they can’t even run 10 miles properly.

  • Diana MDP // Jun 9, 2010 at 10:02 AM

    hahahaha, u make me laugh, yeah my previous gym experience, i hate no 1 & 3, i hate it so muchhh. hwever its lonnngggg time ago…now no longer since i joined others fitness center as a all clubs member, thus we do have an option and parking are a lot n towel also provided, its worth it! now i hate no 10 & 12! n i do hate people doesn’t care his body odor/hygiene, and running beside me..arghhhh (can i buy u deodorant?) n another concern some of gym/workout area still stinks as of today, i guess got cicak died inside the elliptical..ahaks :P

  • VoiceKillaz // Jun 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM

    I hate it when There is 6 Guys that Know each other, at the same Bench Press machine, and talking and laughing out loud, and I’m right there Waiting for their dumb Butts to get off and let me exercise, Gosh, I wish I could slap them silly -__-. Also, I hate it when bulky guys think they are the Gods at the gym :/. I also freaking hate when Old guys walk around naked in the restroom with their things hanging :/ Disgusting

  • sn00py // Jun 9, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    “I hate it when There is 6 Guys that Know each other, at the same Bench Press machine, and talking and laughing out loud, and I’m right there Waiting for their dumb Butts to get off and let me exercise, Gosh, I wish I could slap them silly -__-” – VoiceKillaz

    Man, i am so agree with you… why don’t they buy the bench press machine go back home and take turn to use it? some they even hog it for the damn hours!!!

  • justin // Jun 9, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    – i hate people spit in sauna / steam room,

    – i hate use the temporary locker card to ‘scratch’ themselves in sauna / steam room,

    – i hate people whom doesn’t put back the equipments,

    – i hate doesn’t take care of they athlete feet, especially in yoga/pilates class…

  • zu // Jun 9, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    i hate people who likes to go butt naked in the locker area. hellooooo please make use of the changing room! nobody wants to see your boobs and cellulites. urgh.

  • shine // Jun 9, 2010 at 5:36 PM

    I hate people having sex in the cubicle.

  • Skye // Jun 9, 2010 at 10:55 PM

    I hate it when mothers bring their children to the gym when they attend aerobic and other classes! Hello? Gym is not child care center. The kids run around and play the fool with the equipment and is a nuisance. The problem is the manager allows it and give excuses that ‘ no one to care for the kids at home etc. etc……..’ There is a ‘No children allowed in Gym’ sign, but no one cares!

  • Richard Huard // Jun 10, 2010 at 12:47 AM

    I hate it when people come to the gym and do not even give exercise a try. They use only machines and put enough weight on there that a 3 year old could move. So many people come to the gym just to say they go to the gym.

    The whole point to a gym membership is to get in shape and so many people use it only for socializing. It is great to socialize but I do not want to hear about all the details of your last date you had.

    The gym is for exercise and, of course, light socializing and not a hang out!

  • TJ // Jun 10, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    I hate it when the Personal Trainers look like they could seriously make do with some PT themselves! I have come across pallid, skinny, malnourished PTs trying to teach members how to get fit. I am sorry but I think all PTs must look the part. Physically they must look good, if not they have no business in this business. By default their physical appearance must inspire and garner admiration in some ways. Otherwise why should one pay RM1000 when you don’t even inspire confidence, right?

  • William // Jun 11, 2010 at 6:45 AM

    I hate when the gym’s crowded and i’m waiting for a bench to be open and a guy finally leaves a bench and I wait 10 minutes to see if he’s coming back or done. After seeing he’s across the gym doing something else now I start using the bench and he comes back 15 minutes later complaining about how he wasn’t done yet and acts like I’m crazy for getting on “his” bench during his 25 minute escapade around the gym.

    If you leave a machine for 25 minutes or you go to another machine and start working out, you no longer have rights to the original machine. You do not own every machine in the gym, please stop acting like you do. /rant

  • Yusuf Lokhandwala // Jun 12, 2010 at 10:30 PM

    I hate the low maintenance of the gym equipments. Most of the machines are almost in out of order state!

  • nasri.sezen // Jun 15, 2010 at 8:53 AM

    I hate that the machine at my gym is getting old and sometimes it stuck when I use it

  • Jonz // Jun 18, 2010 at 9:21 AM

    1.) I hate bench hoggers
    2.) I hate ppl who throw heavy DB’s in an uncontrolled manner
    3.) I hate ppl who don’t return the weight plates/DB’s to the rack
    4.) I hate my gym for blasting the music too loud
    5.) I hate my gym that tries to save cost by shuttin the airconditioning to the free weights area all the time
    6.) I hate ppl who goes to the gym and waste their time tryin to pick up guys/girls
    7.) I hate huge groups of ppl that works out together (wastin time)
    8.) I hate ppl who does not put an effort into workin out

    LOL thats enough hate for now. I’m still headin to the gym later though – ah well.

  • saifulsaini // Jun 24, 2010 at 2:49 AM

    I hate it when some people who paid for a passport membership not for working out but spending hours and hours cruising at the sauna n the steam. Please, do not give gym the bad name.

  • Mimi // Sep 28, 2010 at 3:52 PM

    Hate to be in a group X class where people don’t bother about their BO and the instructor keeps yelling “BREATHE!”

  • Danica // Sep 30, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Let’s see……as a group fitness instructor, I spend a lot of time in the gym and I hate that following (and many of those you listed! Thanks!):

    1. Dudes who puff up in the weight room, but clearly have no idea how to lift properly.
    2. Girls who do 10 minutes of cardio and leave.
    3. People who leave classes halfway through.
    4. People who skip the warmup and/or cooldown of class.
    5. People who “train” other people but don’t know what they are talking about.
    6. Obese personal trainers and/or instructors.
    7. People who drop their weights or drop the stack on machines.
    9. People who don’t listen when I correct their form in class.

    …….I could go on for days so I will stop there! :)

  • Reestus Rat // Dec 20, 2010 at 6:51 PM

    ‘Roid crazed weighlifters / bodybuilders, dripping with foul-smelling sweat and aggression, pushing everyone else around. You know the sort – no one else has the “right” to invade “their” gym space, especially normal people who are simply trying to be fit. The sort who are incapable of responding to reason and see good manners as “weakness”. Maybe tazers and pepper spray would work.

  • Matt // Mar 3, 2011 at 12:26 AM

    LOL thanks for the laugh those are so true.

  • Matt // Mar 11, 2011 at 5:55 AM

    Haha thanks for all the posts. I enjoy reading gym humor makes me chuckle.

  • Charles // Jul 17, 2013 at 10:46 AM

    The workout buddies leave me cold. There are always agroup of guys who come to the gym rarly and occupy 2 machines at the same time while they alternate small talk with a few moments of exertion. Most of the time the buddies never even break a sweat during their hour-long ‘fellowship’.

    There are plethora of true-life but funny stories about characters in volved in fitness in a new book called ‘The Gym Is A Zoo’…It is worth checking out. It is therapeutic.

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