Fitness Magazine to survey over 2000 women and men about their biggest pet peeves around the gym and found that almost everyone has one. Nearly 90% of participants admitted to hating something about going.
With all those sweaty, half-clad bodies packed into most facilities, they can be teeming with germy grossness. Researchers have discovered the superbug MRSA, all sorts of icky bacteria, and plain old dirt lurking on mats, weight machines, dumbbells, and cardio-machine handles in many gyms. Its no wonder that spotting someone "forgetting" to wipe down the machines ticks off 45% of women and 42% of men-making this gym-goers' number one peeve.
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Another serious bother is the gym rat on the neighboring elliptical jabbering away on their cell phone. Hmm…what's more boring, a stationary bike with a broken TV or hearing someone recount last night's date to their mother? For women, 43% say this is the number one no-no; for men, it's 37%. Close behind are the machine hogs who think it's okay to do their marathon training on your preferred treadmill (this irks 32% of gym members).
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Although changing clothes, showering, and taking a sauna are all part of the fitness experience, we still want others to use discretion. Many gym goers find it most annoying when folks parade around the locker room showing off their junk. Twenty-one percent of men and 23% of women report this is their biggest issue.
Want to be a good gym buddy? Use those anti-bacterial wipes, turn off the mobile, observe the 30-minute rule, and, please, put a towel over it.
What's your gym pet peeve? Please share with us in the comments below.
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