Venus Trapped in Mars

02 March 2014

Operation Get Fit Linkup: The Pilates Guy


As you may know, I've lived in 4 different states over the past 10 years, and I've taken workout classes all over the place.

So riddle me this...

...Why is it that in EVERY Pilates/Yoga class I have ever stepped foot into, there is ALWAYS that creepy guy wearing black spandex from head to toe that constantly makes tantric sex noises.

I worked out in Tennessee- he was there.

I worked out in Virginia- he was there.

I worked out in Kentucky- he was there.

I worked out in Texas- he was there.

And that is a theoretical "he" because it was obviously a different man in each state. Is there a society of creepy old dudes that get together and talk about their favortie spandex leotards and where they find them?

Until their secret society is found and destroyed, you will find me next door in spin class.

***cue tantric sounds***

Or maybe I'm just being jealous and slightly bitchy because this is me at yoga/pilates:


Why are there so many weirdos at the gym, what kind of weird people do you see?! Or what kind of classes do you avoid at all costs?


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30 comments :

  1. I used to work at a gym. I've seen all the weirdos. And I've heard all kinds of stories from the lifeguards in charge of cleaning out the whirlpool.

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  2. I always seem to run into the lady who is one step away from becoming an instructor. You know, the woman who already knows the next move or ask why we're leaving out lotus pose this class because we have done it every other class. Stop talking and just let the instructor teach! This is why I try to do videos at home as much as possible :)

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  3. seriously, the weirdos are everywhere at the gym. drives me nuts.

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  4. I only do classes at my gym, mainly because I just lack the motivation to use machines & weights on my own. We have one guy who comes to some of the classes and he likes to "woo" as loud as he can, several times during the class. Drives me bonkers and it doesn't matter what type of class it is, he always does it!

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  5. Just wait til the creepy old guy decides to chat you up and tell you he's noticed how flexible you are. In Portland, it seems there is often that one person who does not wear deodorant of any sort, which kind of leaves all the rest of us wondering if we're the ones who stink with the way the smell permeates the air.

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  6. omg too much. hte only time i took a pilates class the instructor kept trying to talk to me b/c I was the only new person and I'm doing a side plank and barely holding it together, my face is completely beet red and i'm like I cannot be having a conversation with you right now!! So then I've been scared to ever go again. haha.

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  7. I love the people who show up to a class the first time and DONT EVEN TRY. I totally get that sometimes, especially with classes that are HIIT or require a lot of flexibility, it's hard to do some of the stuff. But don't just stand there!
    Or the people in classes who wear their earbuds and march to the beat of their own drum while an instructor is giving you cues for the choreography.
    Overall I love going to the gym, I just hate all the other people at the gym. LOL.

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  8. This is why I work out at home as much as possible. The only tantric sex noises I want to hear are my own.

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  9. This is why I won't take any work out classes, there is always that one creepy person!

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  10. Weird. That creepy man was in Nebraska last week too. He must have an amazing stash of frequent flier miles. After the workout he asked me about my lineage by asking (Irish or German) and then showed me his red blister-like moles that are native to Ireland.

    ;) Al

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  11. I have a weirdo in my spin class who just stares at the girls next to him when were doing climbs, super creepy! I also can't stand the grunters that seem to be at every gym. We get it your lifting heavy weight, do you need to be so vocal about it!

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  12. Love your blog! How do I follow you on pinterest?

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    1. My Pinterest URL is http://www.pinterest.com/likeumanyways
      :) :)

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  13. Love your blog! How do I follow you on pinterest?

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  14. As a strength coach and former power lifter, I like to hit the free weights when I'm at the gym. And for some reason, that acts as some kind of siren goal to That Guy who comes by and says, "Would you like me to show you how to lift that?" Umm...no. I watched you grunting and straining over there. Your form sucks and my PR for power cleans is higher than yours. Would YOU like ME to show you how to lift that?

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  15. bahahahahhaaha I totally know what you are talking about! Try Barre classes there is rarely men ever in there!

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  16. This is why I belong to a ladies' gym. No creepy dudes anywhere.

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  17. Thank GOD that guy doesn't go to my yoga class! The joys of a small gym!! :-)

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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  18. He wears a red rank top with red shorts, red knees socks, and red gym shoes in South Carolina!

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  19. Haha yep every place I go there is that one guy that just makes me feel so uncomfortable and then I want to laugh and it ruins everything haha. This is my first linkup with you!

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  20. That's why part of me is worried about using the gym at my apartment building... there are things I just don't want to know about my neighbors.

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  21. YESS! There totally is that dude at every yoga class!!! Or the guy that literally lays there like a dead fish the entire time. I'm sorry, did you come to this class to sleep?

    AWKWARD!

    xo Denise
    lovelybohemian.blogspot.com

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  22. I often find that there are the people who talk or rap to themselves while on the elliptical (no headphones in). They have full on conversations with themselves. Or the people who grunt so loud, it distracts other. So annoying.

    Danielle at Sparkles and Lattes

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  23. That's hilarious! There is always that guy! Recently some dude has been showing up to the gym only to look in the mirror and flex. Literally. No working out.. Just to flex. True story. I bet they come from the same planet. haha!

    Lisa,xx

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  24. I am definitely the tin man! I went to a few yoga classes when I was in high school/college and was by far the least flexible (I can't even get close to touching my toes) and eventually got discouraged and stopped going, but now I do yoga at the Y and as the youngest person in class by 15 years I feel much better about my flexibility because we are all on the same level!

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  25. Awkward because I see him every week too! The teacher just kind of ignores him ;) There's always the super athletic model girl and then the guy who just spends all of his time resting after approximately two reps.

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

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  26. I love gym.I am working at a gym center.

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  27. The process to be fit is almost the same all over the world and wherever you go all the guys tell you the same thing but when you come to chiropractor, so we tell you some thing different and due to which you get rid of your pains and inflammation.

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