Gym Pet Peeve

13 Sep

So this morning at 5:30 am when I was at the gym *pats self on the back*….I notice a very over weight woman I’ve seen at the gum since early summer doing her 1×1 workout with a trainer.  When you do workouts with the trainer they will make you run around the perimeter of the gym as cardio in between sets or as warm ups.  In the middle of the gym they have a cardio room so for half of the lap you are not visible to the trainer.  So this woman repeatedly for the entire workout would run up to the point she was no longer within eye sight of the trainer and then she would STOP and walk slowly around the half of the loop she couldn’t be seen doing.  So I have many issues with this because:

1. You are only cheating yourself in the workout.  At the end of the day the trainer doesn’t have to look at your body in the mirror or deal with your health issues.  They can only try to motivate you and prepare good workouts.  They aren’t your mom they can’t scold you if you walk so if you want to be lazy be consistently lazy and don’t fake it to make it during a workout.

2. You pay a shit load of money for a trainer.  If you want to walk and be lazy opt with the basic membership and work out solo or in a group class. You are throwing money out the window. 

3. Do you not think other people at the gym see you and take note?  If your going to care what the trainer thinks enough to do your 50/50 run trick then I would hope you would also be afraid of judgement by the other 50 people witnessing you do this while they are hard at work in their workout.

Needless to say I was giving her this look EACH time i saw her do this  This is the “seriously b*tch?” look. LOL


This is my biggest pet peeve.  Don’t cheat yourself out of a workout. Skipping a few sets, walking instead of running, anything that cuts corners is mind blowing to me.


4 Responses to “Gym Pet Peeve”

  1. Outdoor Fitness Equipment September 17, 2012 at 8:37 am #

    Well, at least she’s actually making some kind of effort unlike most of the population. Hopefully her mentality will change when she starts seeing results. Some of my peeves are groups of people loitering around the equipment without actually using it. Or screamers people who deliberately and forcefully drop weights to make a loud noise. Good post. Highlights how everyone acts in the gym. Liked and Tweeted.

    • Fitnessshewrote September 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm #

      Yes I definitely give her credit for showing up, anything is better than nothing. I tend to have a go hard or go home mentality but everyone’s different 🙂

  2. Sarah C October 3, 2012 at 5:12 pm #

    Isn’t the point of hiring a trainer so you have someone who will push you harder? I fail to understand why you would spend all that money (cause trainers are NOT cheap) just to not do what they tell you to do. These are also the same people that eat whatever they want and in whatever amounts they want, then wonder why they aren’t losing weight. I guess something’s better than nothing, but still … if I’m going to the gym, I’m going to work hard enough to have to drag myself home!

    • Fitnessshewrote October 3, 2012 at 5:19 pm #

      Agreed 100%! I get that being at the gym isn’t always fun and a great happy experience but once you get there especially when it’s a training session and you know you have to stick it out for an hour you might as well make the most of it!

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