Stereotypes you meet at the gym
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 01:09
When he’s not benching, curling or doing shrugs, he slowly approaches the mirror.
He lifts his shirt subtly and uses it to wipe sweat off anywhere on his face, except for around his eyes, giving the perfect excuse to check out his abs as if a new muscle may have happened to grow overnight.
This species can never be trusted to spot you, as they
will likely be staring in the mirror or talking to other Gym Bros/Too-Much-Makeup Girls during your lift.
While typically the Gym Bros stick to their own kind and travel in packs, not necessarily bothering other gym-goers, their presence alone is enough to be annoying. Perhaps it’s the musk of Old Spice.
Jump rope guy: This guy thinks he’s in some sort of Sylvester Stallone “Rocky” montage. Sure, there are individual rooms in the gym, but that would make too much sense. This gym-goer would much rather show off his insane jump roping speed in the most congested parts of the gym, causing a whirlwind that will likely slice any passerby in half.
Newbie: This young man or woman is easy to spot. This newbie looks as if he or she just entered Narnia and has no clue what to do. Feel free to help out – just don’t be the Tip Guy.
The Oldies: These older men and women, ages 50 and up, are seen in the gym constantly. They’re in shape and have college students everywhere saying, “Wow, if I can look half as good as him/her at their age, I’ll be happy.” One of the more respectable species.
The Vultures: You have five more sets left, you say? These people will roam around your machine, constantly making eye contact with you, until your very last rep, making for a very awkward workout.