Oh my goodness, this is a laundry list of the most obnoxious people at the gym, ever!
We have the guy who used to be a marathoner, but busted his hips and now does the elliptical for hours on end at hyper speed and looks like he's anorexic... not a good thing when you're wearing those super-short 70's running shorts... Ick.
We had THREE women get together side-by-side on the treadmills, put them on the steepest incline, and then hold on over the front of the machine for their dear lives... and the machines all go "squeaka-squeaka" because they can barely keep up.
I love the guy who gets on the recumbent bike in a sweatsuit and pedals for an hour at the same pace while talking on the cell phone; or the girls who do it on the elliptical...
It makes me want to SCREAM! Do a REAL workout, people, quit wasting your time!
Note: sometimes I will hop on the recumbent bike and stick at a low pace and resistance for a while, but I know why I'm doing that. It's usually because weather didn't permit me to ride my bike to work, or I just need to burn some energy after a bodyweight interval workout. Steady cardio has its place, but not as your only workout.
- 5/5/2012 1:29:52 PM