Don’t Be That Girl!

8 Oct

In response to the wonderful post:

Don’t Be That Guy!.

We’ve all been at the gym and seen that guy, but, as another reader pointed out, there’s plenty of girls in the gym with their own tendencies…

Don’t be that girl who spends more time in the locker room than actually working out. Just because you were in the physical building does NOT mean you “had such a long workout today”.

Don’t be that girl who sits on the edge of a machine texting/talking on her phone for 20 minutes so no one else can use it. (and make an excuse like “I’m waiting for it to dry”- thanks to a friend for that one!)

Don’t be that girl who does her makeup just to come to the gym- and keeps a mirror/lip gloss/etc on her while working out. Guys aren’t impressed by your makeup at the gym… there may be plenty of guys staring but it’s probably not a good thing.

On the same note, Don’t be that girl who comes with her hair perfect and doesn’t break a sweat. If you still “look cute” after a workout, you didn’t train hard enough.

Don’t be that girl who never leaves the cardio area because they “don’t want to get bulky”. IT WON’T HAPPEN. It’s been said time and time again, we do not naturally have the testosterone to bulk up. You have to TRY and eat a certain way and train a very specific way to even get close to bulking.

Don’t be that girl who is in the weight area but is only there to watch the guys. 1. They aren’t looking at you 2. If they are, they’re kind of creeped out/annoyed by you because you’re probably blocking the weights

Don’t be that girl who giggles and bats eyelashes at the trainers, you make the rest of us who might have a real question look bad.

Don’t be that girl who starves herself and then comes to the gym. You can’t work as hard and, if you pass out, we have to stop and help. Plus, it’s bad for you and won’t really help you reach your goals.

What other “that girls” do you see? Big thank you to my friends who contributed to this post!

If you still look pretty...

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19 Responses to “Don’t Be That Girl!”

  1. uberbeastmode October 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm #

    I love it! Good job!

  2. Jill October 8, 2012 at 12:13 pm #

    Great complimentary post!

    My contributions:

    Don’t be that girl who takes up the majority of the sink area with toiletries and post-shower equipment strategically set there before she even hits the shower.

    Don’t be that girl who scowls at all the other girls in the gym.

    • fitandbusy October 8, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

      Oh the scowling girl! So true. Thanks!

  3. loseitbig October 8, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    Love this post

    • fitandbusy October 8, 2012 at 6:11 pm #

      Thank you! I’d love to take credit but, totally got the idea from Colin’s post

      • uberbeastmode October 8, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

        Take all the credit you want! Good stuff either way!

  4. Sarah C October 11, 2012 at 12:35 pm #

    So. True. I see Miss Make-up at least a few times a week (there is one woman in particular), and there is another girl who will lean against the treadmill, text for 5 minutes, then walk for 30 seconds. I refuse to bring my phone into the gym, the flirters annoy the crap out of me, and I look like I’ve been running in a rainstorm by the time I walk out the door. But that could be because I spend my gym time, you know, working out.

    • fitandbusy October 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

      Haha Love it. I bring my phone but usually for music when my iPod is dead

      • Sarah C October 11, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

        That’s excusable, because it serves an actual purpose. The people negotiating business deals between sets are the ones that kill me.

  5. Constance October 13, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    GREAT post! xo

  6. Holly J October 15, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    The girl who sits on the machine and does nothing drives me insane!! Here’s another one:

    Don’t be the girl who steals all the fitness, fashion, and lifestyle magazines at the gym. It’s a gym NOT a library. The magazines are for everyone.

  7. fromtrextotigress December 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm #

    Those girls I tell ya! Good read. Don’t be that girl who saves spots for her friends in group class. This ain’t the 6th grade lunchroom.

  8. kjelvina January 5, 2015 at 4:19 pm #

    Preach!!!

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