In response to the wonderful post:
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!