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Wednesday, 9 May 2012

People at the gym

I generally workout at home, if you are like me you may enjoy my post detailing the best home gym equipment, however I do also go to the gym and I always find it funny that no matter what gym you are at there are always the same types of people there:

The Poser

The poser spends most of their time on the free weights doing bicep curls whilst looking in the mirror, they also normally have the latest "gear" and are known to wear their sunglasses on their heads whilst working out. The only time their gaze leaves the mirror is when a person of the opposite sex walks in, they then spend their time winking at this person and then looking back in the mirror.

The Lazy Husband

Now I know the title of this post is "at the gym" and technically this person does have a gym membership, however they never actually set foot in the gym itself. They can normally be found in the jacuzzi, sauna, the steam room, lounging round the swimming pool or at the bar. One can only assume that the lazy husband's wife has forced him to go to the gym to "shift a few pounds" and to keep her happy he goes every week which he duly does but little does she know he is using the time as a chance to escape.

Bicep and Chest Exerciser

For lack of a better name; the bicep and chest exerciser spends all of their time either exercising their biceps or their chest, no other body part receives any kind of exercise especially not the legs. These people are easily spotted by their big arms and chest but skinny back and matchstick legs.


Now the newbie is, as the name describes, the new person to the gym who really does not know what they are doing and we all started there at some point. You can spot them when they are jumping from one machine to the next, lifting the weights until that body part is tiered and then moving to the next machine. These people could do with your help; if you can spare five minutes talk them through a routine, they will appreciate it and you never know you may recruit a new expert spotter.

The Poor Person who has Signed up to a Personal Trainer

Firstly not all personal trainers are bad, however most of the ones I've seen are terrible. Anyway this person will be spotted whilst they balance on an exercise ball with a weight in each hand doing 50 reps of something. Every now and again someone will walk over, ask poor person to put their legs over their head and contort into a new position to start another 50 reps.

So any I've missed?

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