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Observations from Fitness Centers

Inappropriate Actions & Bad Choices Volume I

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As promised I have begun work on a compilation of all those WTF moments one observes while in public fitness facilities. Thank you to those who contributed, and as sure as people are weird this list will grow ; )

Before and After

- Public hair dryers are not meant to venture below your waist. (This is exponentially more important to know if you plan on balancing your 300lbs of naked flesh on one leg while the other is propped up on the bench)

-Reconsider your life choices if you apply make-up and accessorize in preparation of your work-out.

-Taking pictures of yourself flexing should be reserved for your private bathroom space.

-When you post these pictures on facebook people ‘lol’ at how lame you are.

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Aquatics

-Wearing your tinted goggles in the hot tub doesn’t hide the fact that you are not using the hot-tub jets for their intended function. Gross.

-If your workout involves 20 minutes of goggle adjustment, 45 minutes of swimming and then 25 minutes of chit-chatting in the shallow end it does not equal a 90 minute swim session.

-Doing 50’s on 3minutes does not constitute an aerobic workout.

“Picking things up and putting them down”

-Walking around the weight area with a gallon jug of water does not make you look like a bad ass.

-Seek proper instruction for using free weights. This does not mean watch someone who looks fit and copy what they are doing. You will get hurt and people will silently giggle at your mashed-up weight lifting dance.

-FYI to 80% of the dudes:The human body has more muscles than just bi's, tri's and shoulders.

-“ I just love those shirtless sleeves and hearing your echoing grunts while you bicep curl” Said no endurance athlete ever.

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Misc

-Singing out loud when you are wearing headphones…..is actually kind of awesome, that can happen. : )

-The mirrors are there so you can people watch. Stop checking yourself out.

-People notice that you are checking them out in the mirrors, don’t be a creeper.

-If I have overheard you telling somebody about your PALEO post-race snack more than 3 times chances are they too have heard you and want you to shut the f*ck up.

The Treadmill Race

-Every time the person next to you adjusts their settings doesn’t mean you need to spend 30-45 seconds awkwardly gawking at their ‘data’. Instead of worrying about me, just run faster.

-If you are running on a treadmill, looking out the window at beautiful sunshine and clean roads….you just fail.

Quote of the Day:
If you know what you want, why would you settle for anything but that.

Countdown:
The results are in. Back to back race days.
Stay tuned for the scoop, the whole scoop and nothing but the scoop.
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Here's to peace, new friends and sun shiny days
Aubs

Posted by AubreyJ 16:16 Archived in USA

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