The mysteries of working out
Maybe I’m one of the few, but when I go to the gym, I go to work out. I don’t talk to anyone. I just exercise and get out of there. Lately, however, I’ve been having a lot of fun observing other people at the gym, and there are a couple of things I’m seriously confused about.
First off, what is it with women that wear skirts to the gym? I’ve been noticing at least two or three women (which is at least 50% of the female population of my gym, considering the size of it and the time I usually go there) each day in short little tennis-like skirts. They’re clearly meant for some kind of exercise, because they’re either Adidas or Nike, but I think it’s pretty clear they’re meant for tennis, which is definitely a sport you can get away playing a skirt in.
At the gym, however, activities are really limited in a short skirt. Abs are totally out of the question, and so are a lot of the machines, especially the ones for legs and thighs. Unless you’re really desperate for a date. The bike and the stair stepper are questionable, though probably not the best idea. So what can you do in a skirt at the gym? Run or walk on the treadmill, and maybe the elliptical trainer. And any kind of arm weights, of course.
Sounds like a lot of fun.
The other thing that confuses me are women that work out with long, untied hair. No matter how great they probably think they look, that has got to get in the way. There’s no way I could get any half serious exercise done with hair halfway down my back and falling in my face with every movement.
Third baffling thing I see at the gym: Coke for rehydration. Today I saw this woman walking around the weight room drinking a bottle of Diet Coke between exercises.
And don’t even get me started on makeup at the gym. Do people not sweat when they exercise?!
Ah, people watching. Love it.