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?