You have little time to complete the short workout you squeeze in every
morning before work.
What makes it difficult to fit in is the campers who seemingly inhabit gym
equipment for hours on end.
These campers are people who not only use the gym equipment but camp out on
it while they are resting.
Most likely they will be resting for 2 or 3 times longer than they will be
exercising and will give you a dirty look when you stare at them or Ask them to
"work in" on their campsite.
What to do to Avoid Campers
most of the time there is an alternative exercise to take the place of the
camper dominated equipment. Find another exercise and go away from these
angry campers as they are usually a combination of all 5 on this list.
Remember when you were a child and you thought when you would close or cover
your eyes, no one else could see you? Well, Mr. Obvious Stare either thinks or
doesn't care that you don't notice his neck is cranked in your direction and his
yes are popping out of his head.
Because many gyms will also pass for a 'house of mirrors' Mr. Obvious
Stare has the upper hand as they could be staring at any one of the many
reflections of you. Regardless of what Mr. or Mrs. Obvious Stare is doing in
the gym, their eyes are glued to someone else.
What to do to Avoid Mr. Obvious Stare
Focus, Focus. If you are a female working out it is probably best to avoid
the hottest item on this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition and men
avoid looking like an entrant to the Richard Simmons look-alike contest.
If you feel you are being stared at make sure you know exactly what you are
doing and focus on your workout.
If you are working out hard enough you will be more concerned with your
body's response to the workout and less with whoever has fixated their eyes on
2. Capitan Stinky
Helping People Not Stink since 1945
One of the most disgusting and unavoidable things is horrendous body odor.
While your average gym is not going to smell like roses, some people do their
best to make the smell interrupt your hard workout.
Capitan stinky can come in many forms, female or male, young or old.
While the Neanderthal Capitan stinky tends to let their natural body odors burn
your nose hairs, the metro sexual Capitan stinky likes to put on a couple cans
of Tag body spray before their workouts to make it hard to breathe around them.
What to do to Avoid Capitan Stinky
Unfortunately Capitan Stinky very hard to avoid. A clothespin on your
nose may send a message to any foul smelling gym goers but your options are
thin, because holding your breath for 30 minutes on a cardio machine is not an
The only real option is to move away from the Capitan stinky and hope you do
not run into another Capitan Stinky on the other side of the gym.
Making their Best Effort to Turn the Gym into an Indoor Swimming Pool
Much like the previous entries on the top 5 worst people in the gym these
people are seriously inconsiderate.
Nobody who has ever been to a gym has a problem with people sweating.
The problem is when people act like other people enjoy bathing in their
People who leave their sweat everywhere from weight benches, to cardio
machines and neglect to clean it off are the worst people in the gym and
hopefully will not deter you from a rewarding gym experience.
How to Avoid Inconsiderate Sweaters
is a chance that these people simply forgot to wipe down their equipment so you
could always politely Ask Ask them to clean off their own equipment.
Your gym may actually be at fault not having the necessary cleaning supplies
so you may also want to Ask the gym manager why there is nothing to wipe sweat
off of the equipment. When all else fails you can always...