11 Things Everyone Has Secretly Done At The Gym

If you’re a human and you’ve ever had a gym membership, we bet you’ve done every single one of these common quirky gym behaviors!


1. Taken a cheesy gym selfie


Even though you often ridicule people who do that as a means to show off your no-bullshit attitude when it comes to gym efforts. After all, exercising is supposed to improve our self-confidence, right?


2. Stopped your workout to drool over someone


Perhaps every fifth male gym-goer is guilty of interrupting some hot girl’s workout in order to deliver an inauthentic pick-up line. On the other hand, every fifth girl in the same gym is there to flaunt her assets in front of overwhelmingly muscular guys.


3. Left your sweat all over the machine


As it turns out, this is a tougher habit to break than chain-smoking.


4. Ate a mammoth portion of junk food after your workout, but you bragged that you ate healthy

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Perhaps right after you spent a lot of time discussing whole-food diets and swapping healthy recipes with your gym buddies.


5. Secretly competed with the person on the machine next to you


Trying to beat your neighbor’s number of burned calories is a really fun way to add some motivation to an especially tiresome cardio session. It can be kind of awkward when they catch you staring at their monitor, but there’s nothing that a big smile can’t fix. We think.


6. Passed gas in a crowded gym and immediately fled the crime scene


We’ve all been there. Farting is natural and sometimes unavoidable, but with all that body fluids secretion, gyms aren’t exactly meant to smell like lavender anyways.


7. Got caught up with checking your social media accounts while occupying a machine that everybody around you is waiting to use.


Ok, you didn’t do it on purpose, it just happened… right? After all, it’s not like you’re the only one doing it. Pft.


8. Tried to impress people by lifting a weight that’s out of your range and failed miserably


Not as embarrassing as it sounds. It’s much worse.


9. Spent more time criticizing some else’s routine than actually working out


Unfortunately, most people in the gym aren’t very keen on listening to free weightlifting advice. Too bad for them!


10. Persuaded yourself that you’re completely worn out when you were in fact too lazy to finish the entire routine


The power of auto-suggestion is truly limitless, especially when it’s motivated by the new season of your favorite TV series. I bet that if you put your mind to it, you could even convince yourself that your muscles are burning like hell after two sets of squats, just to be able to call it a day.



In times of war and in the cutthroat world of crowded public gyms, the end justifies the means, you said to yourself as you jumped on to the machine this guy got up from to search for another plate.

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