Before we get going with this week’s blog. If you’re interested in sports, check out this week’s edition of the Sports Fanatics Podcast, where I was lucky enough to be a guest analyst.
Ahh yes. The gym. Going there is no fun, that is, unless you enjoy going.
Recently I’ve become more consistent with my gym routine. I decided that my goal in life was to look like Tom Hardy, and therefore I needed to step up my game.
If you haven’t seen me lately, I am as buff as him.
If you have seen me lately, I apologize for lying in the previous sentence.
Regardless of who does or does not look like anyone, going to the gym can be intimidating.
To help you get over that initial fear, here are the 10 people you’re bound to see at every gym ever:
10: The kid that’s going pro in his/her respective sport.
9: The older folks who take exercise class. They’re so cute.
8: The couple that works out together all couply and full of coupleness.
7: The roid guy. This guy loves roids. As in steriods.
6: Roid guy’s friend. Very similar in zero ways because he chose not to get on the juice.
5: The first timers club. (Full disclosure, I’ve been in this club countless times). These people walk around the gym looking like they’re tired, but in reality they haven’t done anything yet. They’re simply scoping out different machines and are too intimidated to try one and find out that they don’t know how to work it. Or even worse, they try something and aren’t strong enough.
4: Cell phone person. This person rides either a stationary bike or the elliptical for hours. They have it at the lowest setting so that they can talk on their phone. They’re under the impression everyone wants to hear their conversations.
3: Selfie-ers. Make sure you don’t need a mirror when you’re at the gym, these people called dibs on all of them.
2: The beautiful one. This can either be a guy or a girl, but either way, they know who they are. Everyone in the gym, regardless of sexual orientation, can’t look away. They don’t always have to be strong, they just have to be there. Beautiful people, we know you know who you are, own it.
1: The “Oh I can help you with that” guy. This guy can help you with that. No matter the exercise you’re doing, he can help you. Guaranteed you didn’t ask him for help, but he’s there for you. Guaranteed you don’t want his help, but he’ll give it. If he sees someone who doesn’t need a spotter, guess what he does? He spots. He loves telling you how to improve the exercises you’re doing. He knows best, even when you don’t want to know, or care to know.
His secondary line is “Let me show you how I do it.” He follows this by adding 400 lbs. and doing 50 reps. Then says, “see how I did it? Now you try.”
Presentation advice of the week: Make sure you speak when you’re giving a presentation. You’ll get your message across more efficiently by speaking.
Enjoy your week,