13 Annoying Gym Pet Peeves


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13 Annoying Gym Pet Peeves That Make You Just Want to Quit Working Out
Peeves are just part of the workout process, especially when you go to a gym. Here are 13 of the most annoying habits. (Our top picks: People who talk or text while hogging cardio equipment, and people who wear heavy perfume/cologne.) What's your gym pet peeve? Huffington Post Healthy Living

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    Definitely not cleaning off the equipment after you are through. - 2/24/2018   9:15:55 AM
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    NOT cleaning up the gym mat if you don't have your own. I ALWAYS have my own. The alternatives are just plain gross to me! - 1/19/2018   1:24:38 PM
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    Slamming and dropping weights. If you're dropping it, you're using too much weight. Men who don't check out what their crotch area looks like when they're laying on a bench apparatus. A couple of guys at my gym put on quite a show (ugh) when doing benchwork. - 7/22/2015   12:52:38 AM
    Ladies in the gym locker room walking around completely naked and carrying the towel in their hand. - decency people! - 10/12/2014   11:15:08 PM
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    I have a SWEATY RUNNING guy at the gym that sprays sweat all over. Low and behold he is the step dad to my sons girlfriend, I almost passed out when I learned that. Oh the joy at 5am of sweaty running guy and THUMPER that pounds the treadmill I think one day it will break! - 4/21/2014   9:58:36 AM
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    thanks for bring your love your body challenge here molly this si so awesome - 3/8/2014   11:32:20 AM
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    Definitely too much perfume/cologne is my biggest pet peeve at the gym. I have a fragrance allergy, so if someone doused in perfume steps onto the treadmill next to me, my breathing is affected and I have to move! Horribly annoying. - 3/8/2014   9:17:56 AM

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