Gym Etiquette 101 - Perfume

Friday, November 04, 2011

Just got home from the gym. I LOVE how quiet it is on Friday evenings! I have my pick of any machine pretty much, and the equipment looks over the gym. Friday's there is nothing scheduled in the gym part, so my boys have been enjoying basketball, soccer, and wall climbing while I'm working out. So cool that I get to watch them. Anyway, so the point of tonight's blog is a quick rant to vent. I was about 20 minutes into my workout on the Arc Trainer - my new fav machine, and this young girl comes in. She's in high school judging by her school pride tee. She climbs on the elliptical, 3 machines over from me. And this over-powerful, pungent scent hits me like a ton of bricks! This girl has just soaked in a bathtub FULL of perfume before coming to the gym - she must've it was so strong, I could nearly taste it! It took me a minute or two to figure out if I was going to tough it out or pack it in. I decided to stay. But now that I'm home, I have such a bad headache. I don't mind perfume - but a light scenting and remember time and place. My public service announcement for this evening - ladies and gentleman, PLEASE have respect for the people you are sharing space with, especially at a gym, and spritz accordingly. Gym etiquette 101. Thank you.

Have you experienced this? What do you think? Do you have any suggestions or general rules for perfume use at the gym?
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    I swim 3-4 times a week. There is an older woman who comes to the pool smelling like she just walked out of the perfume factory. You can actually smell it in the pool!!!!
    2692 days ago
  • IILAAD65
    Glad we don't have anyone wearing anything too strong at the gym.

    BUT we do have a couple with a "learning challenged" son of about 12. I am not sure if he's autistic - high functioning or something else going on.

    But he turns the tv on as loud as it will go. That's fine when no one is there... and I understand that the parents are used to this BUT can you at LEAST turn it down when you leave??/

    Ok.. that was my rant lol
    2693 days ago
    Its a gym! Ur gonna sweat, well if ur doin it right :o) Like 2 sprtiz and go on!
    2694 days ago
    I dislike the smells of perfume, cellphone talkers, and folks that don't wipe the machines down after they used it.
    2694 days ago
    2694 days ago
    Over perfume anywhere makes me gag!!
    2694 days ago
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