Weird gym situation Naples Florida

  1. Weird gym situation Naples Florida


    Something happened today and I really donít know what to think about it. It was a very busy and hectic day today. More busy than Iíve ever seen it. Guessing itís because itís Easter tomorrow. Well anyway, I get to the gym and these two girls walk in behind me. They were cringey looking but I didnít really think anything of it. I walk over to begin my first set. Looking around I see these two girls on the smith machine. Again not a big deal. I finish my shoulder and trap workout 45 minutes later and itís time to start abs. My first exercise is Smith machine crunches on a BOSU Ball (great exercise and hits the abs deep with a ridiculous stretch so donít hate lol). I walk up and ask them how many sets they have. She looks at me and says ďwe just started.Ē I was floored. This ****ing bitch looking me in the eye and just lying straight to my face thinking I didnít know sheíd been on for 45 minutes. I go and finish all of my other ab exercises, come back and they are still on it. They had been on the machine for an hour and half. What does one do in this situation? Iíve never seen this level of equipment hoarding. Worst part was her and her friend were ugly as sin and not fit at all. When I was by her at the hour and a half mark she also had a bit of body odor that I didnít like. Luckily at that point there was another smith machine open so I could finish abs.


  2. "You two fatties come here often?"... don't give them a second and answer for them. "I didn't think so.".
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  3. People pay the same amount you do for the gym and can use any equipment as long as they like. If that’s there session there is not much you can do.
    Only ones that annoy me are the ones that leave towels on machines and don’t come back for 15 min since they are using 5 things and have towels in them all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BloodManor View Post
    People pay the same amount you do for the gym and can use any equipment as long as they like. If thatís there session there is not much you can do.
    Only ones that annoy me are the ones that leave towels on machines and donít come back for 15 min since they are using 5 things and have towels in them all.
    Really? You think itís fair to take a machine for an hour and a half in a busy gym? There is a thing called gym etiquette. Never in my life have I seen someone sit on something for 1.5 hours. Anyone who does that does not care or think about others. In that case I just feel bad for them. when I know someone is waiting for something I always ask them to work in no matter what the set up is. Guess thatís just me though. I know I donít OWN the equipment and people need to share. Itís called being an adult. And btw the gym rules clearly state you can NOT hog equipment for as long as you like. Not sure what gym you go to but at LA Fitness thatís not how it works.

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  6. Quote Originally Posted by BlockBuilder View Post
    Really? You think it’s fair to take a machine for an hour and a half in a busy gym? There is a thing called gym etiquette. Never in my life have I seen someone sit on something for 1.5 hours. Anyone who does that does not care or think about others. In that case I just feel bad for them. when I know someone is waiting for something I always ask them to work in no matter what the set up is. Guess that’s just me though. I know I don’t OWN the equipment and people need to share. It’s called being an adult. And btw the gym rules clearly state you can NOT hog equipment for as long as you like. Not sure what gym you go to but at LA Fitness that’s not how it works.
    I go to retro fitness and I agree it would be annoying when someone does it but if that’s there routine then I do something else. Mine only has one deadlift area and sometimes I see guys there for over a hour. So that day I don’t do dead’s and just do other things.
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by BloodManor View Post
    I go to retro fitness and I agree it would be annoying when someone does it but if that’s there routine then I do something else. Mine only has one deadlift area and sometimes I see guys there for over a hour. So that day I don’t do dead’s and just do other things.
    Nope. I just walk up and ask, "You ladies look like you're doing something special here.. not deadlifting, but something." then proceed to just hang out close to them and breath heavy like every word they say is exciting...

    "Mind if I hang out with you guys?"... (wink)...
    Feel your nipple.

    They'll leave.
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  8. Quote Originally Posted by justhere4comm View Post
    Nope. I just walk up and ask, "You ladies look like you're doing something special here.. not deadlifting, but something." then proceed to just hang out close to them and breath heavy like every word they say is exciting...

    "Mind if I hang out with you guys?"... (wink)...
    Feel your nipple.

    They'll leave.
    Sounds like a typical Tuesday morning
    Itís easy, just pick it up.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by BlockBuilder View Post
    Worst part was her and her friend were ugly as sin and not fit at all. When I was by her at the hour and a half mark she also had a bit of body odor that I didn’t like. Luckily at that point there was another smith machine open so I could finish abs.
    You handled it like a complete douche. Maybe focus less on those around you and try improving yourself and maturing.
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  10. Instead of asking if they were done you should have asked if you could work in and use the machine for abs. Sad day when a guy canít substitute one exercise throughout an entire workout.

    Ugly or not no need to be so judgmental.
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  11. A demographic born of entitlement:
    I'm not sure if all the posters above are familiar with the demographic of Naples... but they are a bit 'head in the clouds'(Translated: self-centered egotistical) with regard to other people at times.

    Now, I have been fairly over the top in my responses for humor, but I do envision his point of view and frustration. The 'ugly' comment was born of frustration. I'm sure he'd have felt the same way if they were centerfold material. It's another method of visualizing the apparent ugliness and rudeness inside with a descriptor of their outward lack of equal beauty.

    A suggestion:
    What I might suggest is a meeting between your abruptness with his brash feelings with what to do something similar to what I might do. I use humor often with this personality type or remove any semblance of emotion and become quietly stoic and straight forward. It depends but both are effective.

    One potential Solution in another:
    If I were bent on getting in there, and it was disrupting me, I might just ingratiate myself upon them. Become more social and awkwardly gabby... or rather on a point made.. Change my routine. Take the moment to capitalize on my misfortune by finding the silver lining where it may be. Discover a new method to reach my goal. I live the book and thought process of 'who moved my cheese' because I have no real schedule at work.

    Who moved my cheese!?
    They "MyLeadership" change my daily routine on the dime as per business needs, and normal people freak. I do get it, and see that side of it. You get in your head how it's going to be and plan on it mentally. It's just something that is best vented in private, as like, as the OP did here.

    My apologies for not giving constructive feedback, rather instead of being a play-along-funny-guy.
    However, there is always room for redemption. I hope this advice helps.

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  12. Quote Originally Posted by justhere4comm View Post
    A demographic born of entitlement:
    I'm not sure if all the posters above are familiar with the demographic of Naples... but they are a bit 'head in the clouds'(Translated: self-centered egotistical) with regard to other people at times.

    Now, I have been fairly over the top in my responses for humor, but I do envision his point of view and frustration. The 'ugly' comment was born of frustration. I'm sure he'd have felt the same way if they were centerfold material. It's another method of visualizing the apparent ugliness and rudeness inside with a descriptor of their outward lack of equal beauty.

    A suggestion:
    What I might suggest is a meeting between your abruptness with his brash feelings with what to do something similar to what I might do. I use humor often with this personality type or remove any semblance of emotion and become quietly stoic and straight forward. It depends but both are effective.

    One potential Solution in another:
    If I were bent on getting in there, and it was disrupting me, I might just ingratiate myself upon them. Become more social and awkwardly gabby... or rather on a point made.. Change my routine. Take the moment to capitalize on my misfortune by finding the silver lining where it may be. Discover a new method to reach my goal. I live the book and thought process of 'who moved my cheese' because I have no real schedule at work.

    Who moved my cheese!?
    They "MyLeadership" change my daily routine on the dime as per business needs, and normal people freak. I do get it, and see that side of it. You get in your head how it's going to be and plan on it mentally. It's just something that is best vented in private, as like, as the OP did here.

    My apologies for not giving constructive feedback, rather instead of being a play-along-funny-guy.
    However, there is always room for redemption. I hope this advice helps.

    This could potentially be the case or these were two out of shape women trying to get in shape and are probably extremely self conscious about even being there, but they're trying. Here comes a guy who is in shape and maybe they misunderstand what he is even asking or are frazzled because again, they're nervous about even being in a gym. The truth is we don't know what their story is or why they acted the way they did; we also only have this guys version to go off of. The fact that he feels the need to call out that they were fat and ugly to me speaks volumes.
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  13. Quote Originally Posted by Aleksandar37 View Post
    This could potentially be the case or these were two out of shape women trying to get in shape and are probably extremely self conscious about even being there, but they're trying. Here comes a guy who is in shape and maybe they misunderstand what he is even asking or are frazzled because again, they're nervous about even being in a gym. The truth is we don't know what their story is or why they acted the way they did; we also only have this guys version to go off of. The fact that he feels the need to call out that they were fat and ugly to me speaks volumes.
    Well. We werenít there so letís jump back and enjoy perspectives offered and all learn.

    A better address would be assuming positive intent until otherwise shown.

    This is my daily struggles. Usually people are ignorant to how we affect one another. A common truth.
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  14. Move on, find another exercise.

  15. This is why I built my own garage gym...I can lift how and what I want when I want.....so instead of bitching about it I did something about it

  16. Yeah to be honest I’d just change it up and so something different. I travel and use hotel gyms pretty frequently - regularly have to deviate from my plan but you know, they often become the best sessions because instead of going through the motions on an exercise you know well you tend to focus more on something you do less often.......
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