Sometimes at the beginning of the year, things get a little tight at the gym. Cardio machines are used a little more heavily because people resolve to train more. I’m all for it, and I like to encourage everybody.

Almost everybody.

Smelly people should stay home.

Odors are almost inescapable at the gym. I’m happy in a sense that my only complaints about other peoples’ odors are not from the putrid smells of body odor. I can’t tell you how many times I’m riding along on my elliptical trainer, and someone jumps on the unit next to me smelling like they just dumped a bottle of White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor or Axe body spray all over themself.

One day, a college aged young fellow wearing a loose t-shirt and backwards hat with straight brim decided to do his calisthenics behind the elliptical trainer beside the one I was using. As he brushed by, I smelled something oddly fruity, but made nothing of it. After he obnoxiously jumped onto the machine and set the resistance path to the maximum, he was rapidly peddling in the most distracting way possible, including flailing his arms along with the handles.

All of a sudden, I start to smell the same fruity odor. I don’t know why, but I looked over. While peddling, he was blowing a humongous bubble with gum in his mouth.

juicy

This is my best guess at what kind…

Ladies and gentlemen, don’t do this at the gym. It’s gross, and it will make you look like an idiot.

2 Comments for this entry

  • MetalFrog says:

    Sounds like he was trying very hard to get attention. What a mook.

  • Jeni B says:

    January and February at the gym are sucky. I had to fight for a treadmill last time I was there and I had the same problem with an overloaded perfume wearing at the gym.

    That’s the problem with the chain gyms, in my opinion. I go to Planet Fitness when I’m not at Yoga or Boxing. Too many people are there to flirt and socialize and hang around or look for attention. I much prefer my boxing gym which is bare bones, sweaty people working hard and then done and out.

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