5. The athletic, artistic type
You will not find these people huddled around the weights. Instead, they are usually spotted not by their muscles, but by their Converse shoes.
These are the people whose lives are not centered on the gym, but rather, on music, art or some other right-brained hobby. Yet, they’re never too hipster for a light jog.
6. The tribal tattoo grunters
Now, this group may be a sub-group of the creatine addicts. Again, you’ll usually find them huddled around the free weights. There is one exception, however: They can be spotted by their sleeveless shirts and tribal tattoos.
If you’re in the right place at the right time, you’ll even hear their mating call; a loud grunt can be heard during or after they have lifted a particularly heavy set of weights. Bro, if you have to grunt that much while lifting, you’re probably lifting too much. Just saying.
7. The jacked few
Whether you’re a male or female, you usually encounter someone of the same s*x who looks sculpted by Michelangelo.
Depending on your own personal goals, you are either extremely jealous of these people (and secretly hope they trip and fall into a pile of grease) or you think they need to seriously calm down.
8. The inconsiderate, lazy person
There is nothing worse than getting on a machine only to find yourself sitting in a pool of sweat left over from the person before you.
How about when you go to squat and there are 500 pounds of weights left on the bar? These are the people who find themselves beneath the tasks of re-racking their weights or wiping down their machines.
9. The girls who think they’re at the club
Most men love these women and most women hate them. They are the girls who come to the gym with pounds of makeup slapped on their faces, perhaps their hair done perfectly — only to walk on the treadmill, never breaking a sweat.
Sometimes they are wearing gym clothes equivalent to lingerie, and sometimes others of their kind accompany them. Despite their lack of actual exercise, somehow these women have super fit bodies.
Good luck getting to a machine when they’re clustered around one, each hoping to be cast in Justin Bieber’s next music video.