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What are some embarasing moments you've had at the gym or while working out.

Wed. Jun 28, 12:51pm

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besides being the fattest person there? hmmmmm, I will have to think of something that tops that.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 1:31 PM

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not knowing how to work a particular machine... one was this elliptical like one where the knees end up coming up and foorward... kind of like a cantering step... I tried it, and just could not get the feel for it... I then saw some young highschool skinny mini working out on one and asked her what it was supposed to feel like... She was going at it at a high rate of speed, her knees above her waist or level with, and she was not holding on to the rails... Well I did manage to learn.. but have yet to match that kind of endurance or skill...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 1:44 PM

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having my ipod on way to loud and talking with someone very loudly LOL

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 1:56 PM

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This didn't happen to me, but to my dog. We were out running, and he saw a dog across the street, and he kept staring at it that he ran into a telephone pole! Ouch!
My only one was talking to a lawn duck. I thought it was real! No one saw me, though...
Beth

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 2:15 PM

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This isn't embarrasing but I hate, hate hate when people where perfume when working out and then they get on the treadmill right next to me.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 2:16 PM

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Okay, let's see. I had a great workout just the other day:

1. I was trying to do dumbbell bench presses, thought I could up my weight a bit - not so much. I ended up dropping the weight on myself.

2. I was stepping under the barbell, preparing to do some squats - banged my head right on the bar. Note to self - walk around, not under!

And then just about a month ago I thought it would be great to try a new dance class at the gym. Well, that went badly. I tripped over my own feet and landed flat on my backside. Yup, have not been back to that class.

Then there's the time My pants split. A big hole in a not so good spot. Not fun!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 2:59 PM

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As I was coming up from my backwards bend pose (think yoga folks) I let one rip. It stunk up the entire studio....

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 3:02 PM

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i shared this in a different thread a while ago...

my friend's mother was on the treadmill and "let one go" and felt so bad about the odor that she lit a match...well, they emptied out the area because people smelled something burning!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 3:32 PM

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beth 2:15 poster

i nearly spit water all over my screen when reading about your dog.. that one is classic!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 4:09 PM

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I thought i would be cool one day and different on the treadmill by skipping on it, and I tripped instead,which made a lot of noise, and startled the old man next to me, to the point were he almost lost his balance!!!..........I switched to walking.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 9:14 PM

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I constantly fart in aerobics class............then I look around like some one else is guilty!!! I'm sure they know it is me, it is too obvious where the little toots are coming from!!! so I'm really not fooling anybody!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 9:49 PM

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There's no place on the Arc Trainer for me to prop up my cell phone, so when it vibrates it tends to fall off the machine. Last week, I didn't quite let the machine come to a full stop before I bent down to pick it up and got clobbered by the arm thingies and the next thing you know my iPod goes flying and I'm flat on my butt with one foot still in the covered pedal thing. Ouch to the forehead, the food, the electronics and my pride.

And if I don't buy some new workout pants, I'll be adding "my drawers fell down" to this list in the near future.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 10:46 PM

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Someone left a treadmill running in a gym I used to belong to. I unwittingly chose that treadmill to exercise on. I didn't realize the track was moving, and naturally assumed it would be off. I stepped on the track and my feet flew from under me and my knee landed on the track which scraped off a layer of skin. I was so confused and mortified and I didn't want to draw anymore attention to myself. I didn't know what to do, so I tried to act like nothing happened. I just stood up, got back on the machine and ran three miles with a bloody knee. Halfway through, the gym manager came up to me and said he'd heard I'd had an accident and that I should have reported it to management! I was so embarrassed.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006, 11:05 PM

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Farting in very crowded pilates class. Mortifying.

Thursday, June 29, 2006, 4:59 AM

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Years ago: Started my period in light colored workout pants and didn't know until done with cardio. Got on leg press machine afterwards and it was VERY VERY obvious.


Thursday, June 29, 2006, 2:49 PM

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i was getting dressed in a locker room with a couple other women and accidentally grabbed one of their sweatpants-and could not fit into them at all!! but, i still didn't realize that they were not mine...i think i was sweating more from that embarassment than from my workout!! thankfully, the woman was very nice and we all ended up having a big laugh...

Friday, June 30, 2006, 11:53 AM

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My period had ended a few days before so I wasn't wearing any type of protection. Was working on my abs on the sitting crunch machine. I felt some liquid come out and thought I had peed my pants so I quickly got off, wiped the seat and went to the bathroom. I was mortified to find that my period had started back up!

Saturday, July 01, 2006, 3:41 PM

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funny only in retrospect

I wish you could have seen it. When I first started working out, I would go to this YMCA that had a lot of really buff elderly people that were WAY more fit than me (I was under 30). But I was trying to catch up. So one day, I'm running on the treadmill, and there was a TV in front of the treadmill, but slightly to one side, not centered. And I don't have a TV at home, so even the commercials are totally mesmerizing. I'm watching the TV and gradually scooching sideways, until my right foot catches the stationary edge and since my left foot is on the fast band I get spun in a circle and spit out the end! The worst part was lying tangled on the floor with these older people running on their treadmills and looking down like "what the hell?"

Sunday, July 02, 2006, 2:31 PM

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Yoga accident.

In yoga class I was doing a crow pose, where you support your body weight on your arms, balancing your body. It's a tough pose! I finally got myself off the ground for the first time, having gotten strong enough for it finally, and was so surprised I lost my balance and fell out of the pose, breaking my fall with my face! I bruised my shoulder, busted my lip and gave myself a black eye on the burbur carpet. This was a couple years ago just before the 4th of July and when my family was out for the holiday people were giving my husband dirty looks. I finally realized they thought he'd beaten me up! Oh no, I had to explain it was a "Yoga Accident". How does one get hurt in yoga???

Wednesday, July 05, 2006, 11:51 AM

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I have no funny stories to share that I can think of at the moment... but I just spent the last few minutes laughing hysterically over all of your experiences.. thanks so much for sharing them. Y'all are wonderful! I wish you the best!

Friday, August 04, 2006, 10:39 AM

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This didn't happen to me but to a friend. We were both on treadmills. Suddenly I hear a thump, so I look over and she is no longer next to me. She apparently shot off the end. Fortunately, her pride was the only thing seriously injured.

Friday, August 04, 2006, 11:00 AM

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Running on bike trail, thought i was just sweaty Down There, but when I was done running, I noticed that it was not in fact sweat, it was my period.

BIG TIME period. On MAJOR bike trail.

Why does noone say anything... like ... "are you hemorrhaging sweetie? or something anything simple like that? ugh. HORRIBLE.

Friday, August 04, 2006, 7:51 PM

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Yoga Fart

this happens to me every sunday morning around 10:20 am. I am sitting doing breathing exercises, am doing downward dog a few minutes later- and poof!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 3:47 PM

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I'm on the treadmill at my gym and there's no holders to put my water bottle or ipod. So I lay them on the railing which is pretty wide and flat. After a five minute warm up, I crank up the speed and start running. After another couple minutes, I've shaken the machine enough that the water bottle falls on the floor. In my frantic attempts to grab it I catch my earphone cord which sends my ipod onto the running belt and shooting off into a person walking behind me. Being a moron and completely forgetting that I'm on a treadmill, I turn around to go get my ipod and get shot off the back of the treamill in a heap along with my ipod and the person that got hit with it. Where are the video cameras when you need them?

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 4:06 PM

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oh god, so I focus better with my eyes closed (I can focus soley on my music and not all the skinny buff people around me) on the ellyptical or stationary bike it's fine, I'm not moving, there's nothing to trip over etc. so once I was running with my eyes closed on a treadmill and I guess I hadn't realized how fast it was going or where the end was so I was going much slower than it was and I was shot off the end onto the floor on my but, I opened my eyes and looked up at the damn thing still running away without me.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 5:01 PM

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OMG!! LMAO!!! So funny
Warning.This is a bad one.
The first time i met my boyfriends parents. It was the day after Thanksgiving & they invited me over for leftovers. After dinner I had to go to the bathroom really bad. #2. Well I overflowed the toilet all over their carpeted bathroom. His Mother had to come help me clean up the mess. Oh! I was soo embarrassed. I didnt ever want to see them again.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007, 10:12 PM

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