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Gym Bunnies Be Gone With You !!

I have to rant.
I am tired of the pseudo workout women that go to the gym in full make-up, lung gasping perfume, hair done up, with their trendy little workout gear, who barely make the glides move on the eliptical for fear of breaking a sweat. You know the ones ........ they are the ones primping in the mirror trying to see how good they look when "working out", or better yet, chatting on their cell phones "Oh yes, lets do lunch, I am just at the gym at the moment. Oh well thank you ........ I try to be commited to my workout regime"

For those of us in the real world, I am there to exercise. I am going to be sweaty after an hour of cardio, and I am probably going to look like the incredible hulk bursting a facial blood vessel when I am lifting weights. The back of my ponytail is drenched, and I am pounding the treadmill in beat with my ipod.

I am there with a purpose - to continue down my weight loss plan, so get off the machines during the busy times, and someone use it who really has a goal.

Fri. Jun 1, 2:06pm

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well, these people (women & men, too) are proof that just because you look good, or at least in shape, you may still struggle with social issues. do you know for sure that the people you are complaining about have not lost a bunch of weight and they just do not know how to relate socially? maybe these people are "challenged" when it comes to holding a conversation without distraction, so the gym sets a nice backdrop? not sharing your weightloss goals is no reason to restrict their use of a public gym. obviously, these people need help, too. can you focus more on your self rather than on the flaws you find in others?

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:17 PM

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Why presume that someone doesn't have a fitness goal because they wear makeup while working out? I wear makeup and I workout. Why put your own spin on how someone should fulfill their goals?

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:18 PM

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2:17. Interesting take on the situation. Thanks for turning our eyes onto something we may never have thought of otherwise.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:19 PM

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thanks for the appreciation! it's only after years of having ill feelings towards others and having missed opportunities to make new friends all due to my own stereotyping and discriminating against people i thought were so different than me. i asked my self, "what does it matter to me WHY other people go to the gym?" i could not come up with a reasonable answer, at least not an answer that had anything to do with other people and their behaviour. so i made a change in my attitude and see things in a much better perspective now. you never know who may become you best friend or your life partner! why limit the choices?

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:31 PM

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When they infringe on my ability to have a full workout because they are taking up a machine at the busy time in the gym then I have an issue.
If they need social justifcation do it somewhere else.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:41 PM

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usually members can't decide who uses the machines in a public gym. if someone is "on" machine and is not using it, can't you politely ask them to allow you to use it? or ask a gym manger to speak to the person? or you can change the times you go there, seeing as you're the one who's annoyed. you don't have to eradicate all the people with tight-fitting clothes and make-up and perfume/cologne to work out! you can also join a private gym / club. i don't think it states in the member handbook what exactly your motivation has to be at the gym, whether it be physical improvement or socializing.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:47 PM

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yeah, i bet the people who primp in the gym only do it to bother those of us who don't. they should not be allowed in.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:50 PM

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OP here, and yes I am a member of a private gym, and spend a small fortune on it that is why I am frustrated. My issue is not with the motivation behind the gym use, but how it impacts others.
Every day an anorexic woman comes into the gym gets on the treadmill and punds away at like she is being chased be a grizzly. She doesn't "need" to exercise but it is obviously part of a greater issue - she comes in, runs and leaves. She does her thing with no impediment to anybody else.
The gym bunnies are the ones that need the social acknowledgment, and if they are going to take up a perfectly good machine so that they can be princess for an hour and that is the problem. If I have to wait half an hour for the anorxic woman I respect that.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 2:57 PM

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you're sure she's anorexic and not in remission from cancer treatments or suffering from diabetes? what a bunch of crap! i'd love to hear what the gym bunnies think about you, with your name-throwing and finger-pointing! are you saying there's nothing for you to do at the gym some days except be bothered by these women? have you even addressed the problem you have with their non-use of the machine they are hanging out on? what about ugly women who are overweight and take an hour on the treadmill to go their 1 mile? do they bother you, too? or just the pretty ones?

Friday, June 01, 2007, 3:04 PM

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You will be much happier if you learned to not let other people bother you so much. Don't worry about other people's issues or intentions, worry about your own. To be honest, you sound a little jealous.

If it's THAT much of a problem... and I have never seen someone on a machine and not using it... you should suggest more machines. If someone is just standing and talking by a machine, I will ask "are you finishing up?" and they will either move for me or get down to business. You should try that sometime.

Friday, June 01, 2007, 3:06 PM

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