The gym has many types that you can easily spot within five minutes of attendance
1 ) The Beefcake- The Beefcake is a common attender at the gym. Donned in Muscle Shirts and carrying protein shakes, the Beefcake can most likely be found in the weight section of the gym, for hours on end.
2 ) Fitness Model- The Fitness Model is the female version of the Beefcake. Donned in Sports Bras and tight shorts, the fitness model is just trying to win a bikini competition, so don’t even think about striking a conversation, or you will get a death stare in return.
3 ) Last minute Lacey- “I just really need to lose 5 pounds in a week.” The LML is someone who is going on a vacation and is on a cleanse. They can be seen most likely running on a treadmill or elipticaling on an elliptical…. You will only see the LML for about a month.
4 ) New Years Skinny- The New Years Skinny is a person who has resolved to lose weight in the new year. Common to the LML you will only see the NYS for about a month, most likely in January. The gym will be filled with NYS for the month of January, but don’t fret… February it will be back to normal.
5 ) First Timer- The First Timer, another common type, is someone who is new to the gym scene. The longevity at this point is uncertain, yet their determination is key. Often found wandering aimlessly, the First Timer can be seen using every machine for approximately 5 minutes.
6 ) Stay at home Mom- The Stay At Home Mom (SAHM) can mostly be found during the school hours at the gym. Maybe they are with a personal trainer, or taking the local group aerobic class, but you can bet your bottom dollar they are in top-notch exercise wear (mostly LuLu Lemon). The gym is just merely another activity during the day, so they will barely break a sweat
7 ) Look At Me!- Constantly seeking attention, the Look At Me, will as well be in top notch exercise wear, along with makeup and perfect hair. LAM will come to the gym for long enough to be seen.
8 ) The Socializer- Similar to the “Look At Me!” The Socializer goes to the gym to strike up conversations. Whether with friends of their own, or trying to make new ones, you will see the Socializer with a buddy throughout the whole workout, talking the whole time. Going to the gym alone is awkward, right?
9 ) The Saucy Sweater (via diminutiveglamazon)– Almost everyone breaks into a sweat during a workout. But there are some people who seem to love walking around covered/soaked in sweat, even when you know its burning their eyes. They never carry a towel or wipe down the machines after using them. If you’re really unlucky (and I have been) they will use the treadmill next to you and shower their pore juice all over you!
and then you will find the people who are actually at the gym to work-out for legitimate reasons… but that is no fun to write about!
Did I forget an important stereotype that you would find at the gym?! If so, leave in the comments and I will add (and credit you!)
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