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The Gym Can Be Like an SNL Skit


Friday, May 10, 2013

Yesterday during my BodyAttack class at the gym, there was this woman whose moves were so exaggerated, she reminded me of an SNL skit. It was like the workout version of Kristen Wiig's "Penelope" character who always has to one-up the person she's talking to. I had a good laugh. emoticon

There are other times that people have made me laugh (or roll my eyes?), too.
Sometimes at BodyStep, there is a woman who will use more risers than anyone else. The standard is to have 2 risers, but this woman will use 3 when the rest of us have 1 or 2. The instructors tell you when to take risers off, because of the moves we're about to make. Like when you make really fast moves up and down, we're always instructed to have no risers. Not this lady -- she uses 2. It's just... funny.

But my favorite of all favorites is the woman who, during BodyFlow, did the moves opposite and backwards to the rest of us. We're all facing foward, toward the instructor. Her back to us all of us. When we use our left leg, she uses her right. If we go forward, she goes backward. It was so bizarre (and distracting!).

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KABMPH 5/10/2013 1:54PM

    Oh TRUST me, I've done plenty to be laughed at while at the gym too! The lady yesterday was just so ... enthusiastic. It's not (necessarily) a bad thing!!

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CC3833 5/10/2013 1:43PM

    I'm sure I have been one of those people that get laughed at... hence why I don't go to the gym lol... At least they are going right? I feel when I go dancing I am in an MTV show and the girls are on 16 and pregnant!!!

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KERRIELYNN719 5/10/2013 1:24PM

    In my bodycombat class, there are a few who do the moves backwards...which is all funny until there are 15 of us in a tiny space, we're all kicking left and here she is kicking right...it really messes up your flow when you're trying not to get kicked....

But sadly, I'm that person in zumba sometimes...I swear the instructor changes directions just for the fun of it....well, if I know the routine like that, I have to do it that way...and it confuses the daylights out of me when we spin left and not right first....thankfully there is no wrong way kicking or punching though...

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DISCIPLINE_DOES 5/10/2013 1:18PM

    Hahaha!!!! I love people-watching at the gym!!! One day I saw someone who looked like they could be Napoleon Dynamite, and today I could have sworn I saw some guy do the "bend and snap"! :)
Maybe the backward lady was just confused? One time I tried to take a step class, and I spent half of it on top of the box trying to figure out where I was supposed to be. The instructor just rolled her eyes at me, and some sweet lady behind me kept trying to whisper directions to me. Sad. emoticon


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ANDREWMOM 5/10/2013 12:44PM

    I love the guys who life more than they should and grunt and flail with every pump of the weight!

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