gym pet peeves??
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At AF the other day and it was fairly busy. A guy is on the bench (and had been for close to 30 minutes). He finishes a set...and pulls out his cell phone! He sat on the bench (the only flat bench at our gym) and continued to talk on it for several minutes! I noticed 4 different people on their cell phones that day in the gym! It is one of my biggest pet peeves! I am sorry...but few of us are THAT important that we can't turn our phones off for an hour and workout!

Any other gym pet peeves?!? :o)

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@Amber-- that you take such consideration is a great testament to you!Happy Thank you from the bottom of my reformed smoker's heart. 'Cause since I quit 14 + years ago, I really can't stomach the smell.

Forgot my other pet peeve (this one is Simon, say hello...Wink )but someone kindly reminded me this AM at the gym-- please, please stop dropping your weight stack from the top of the building-- or at least that is what it sounds like! Everyone accidentally "bangs" occasionally; but daggumit, I don't need to hear every rep, right?

Some of us are doing balance, stretching, or are the balance impared-- scaring the crap out of me is mean!!!!!

Vicki Bowland 53k
4 years ago
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I hate when people talk on the cellphone. If you're able to talk, then you're not working hard enough.

I was there last night and a couple were having an argument in the middle of the gym. Keep that at home.

People who loiter. They just walk around, sit on benches, casually drink their protein shake, check themselves out...etc... Do work! Then go home.

jeneva89 1.7k
4 years ago
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I like to watch Man vs. Food if it's on. I don't know why--it doesn't make me hungry. it's actually kind of repulsive and entertaining at the same time.

rawley 3.1k
4 years ago
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I always used to go to the gym at my University campus where the fitness centre is quite a bit bigger but a lot busier. Since I'm hardly ever there anymore, I recently joined an Anytime Fitness in my area. There's no turning back now. But I've always had a habit of spraying down my treadmill or stretch mat after each time I use it. I mean, they keep spray bottles and and (paper) towels nearby, so I use them. At my campus gym, everyone does it, but at the AF, I always look like I'm the only one doing this? Don't get me wrong, the staff do an impeccable job keeping things clean, but its my sweat, so should I be the one to clean it up?


4 years ago
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Come to the gym in Seymour, IN. It's a great place to be. When it comes to peeves in the gym or anywhere else, address anything that is truly inconsiderate and overlook anything that is just petty.

cummingsr 2.7k
4 years ago
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Im actually pretty sure he didnt care. Our AF doesnt have time requirements on the machines. I pretty much dont worry about what other people are doing, I wipe down equipment before and after anyways. People here are pretty respectful anyways and the management is very on top of the grunters/screamers, they clean the bathrooms,showers and tanning room throughout the day and vaccum. I left the gym I was at due to the cleanliness and have been really impressed here. I dont have time to have pet peeves at the gym, I go in and do what I have too and leave.

Mouse81841 1.6k
4 years ago
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mine is people who work out hardcore and SPIT all over the machines.

ew gross.


4 years ago
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People working out in Jeans is horrid! If you can afford the gym then you can afford appropriate attire! I like to see people who are serious about what their goals are in the gym. The ones in jeans just do not speak hey I am serious about being here to me. I also agree with the not cleaning your equipment and excessive cell phone use!

msmougeotte 230
4 years ago
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My job (child protection) requires me to be "on-call" sometimes and I have to carry my work phone around with me. I put it on vibrate and keep it in my pocket as much as possible. I'm sure I still annoy some people at my gym though. Sorry Richmond, IN AF people!

My pet peeve though would have to be the guys that come in and grunt and huff & puff like they're in a competition or something. No one cares how much you're lifting guys, calm down! Also they'll just let go of the cables and the weights make a loud bang that is also really annoying!

Kyle Wagner 4k
4 years ago
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Turning the TV channel without asking others if they were watching it first.

batzlb1 4.1k
3 years ago

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