questionswhat are your gym feelings?

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I have never felt Gym, nor would I want to.

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Yep. And I work at a college so have access to decent facilities for real cheap... I realize I shouldn't care but that doesn't really help.

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I get that feeling too but its more about the d-bags that don't wipe their sweat off the machines more than anything.

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Yes I used to. The spandex, the awful spandex (awful if you don't look well in it).

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Yep, as a fat guy, I'm tired of trying to get in shape while Hanz and Franz are there. Some of those guys are nice, but most are usually d-bags who try to flaunt the fact that they're all muscley and whatnot. Personally, I think they use the muscles as overcompensation for something, but who cares really? I like to think of my gym membership as a "fat tax" so I don't feel bad about my weight.

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@captainsuperdawg: good for you.
Did you ever try an unconventional gym? Something like a boxing, muy thai, or mma gym? I no longer go to cardio centers or weight pits. The gyms I have been to are filled with "rough" looking people. Most of them are as nice as could be. The second reason I suggest this is that they do more unconventional cardio/conditioning training. When I first went I could barely make it through their first round or two of conditioning. Not that I am some fitness stud now, but I do get further along through the conditioning before I am smoked. The second reason I ask, is that it also provides a perk that the average meat head in a gym will never get, the ability to pound someone senseless if they have it coming. training with fighters, especially professionals, shows you your weaknessess very quickly. Very humbling experience. Great guys and gals. Some gyms will let you do the workouts and bag work without doing the sparring if you don't want to.

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I used to think that way a long time ago too. Now I know better. Most people at the gym are concerned with themselves and their workout. When I went to a gym on a regular basis, I saw people of all shapes and abilities. I saw super skinny guys (and girls) using freeweights and overweight people on the treadmills. My thought was always the same, "Good for them. Most people can't be bothered." Then I went back to obsessing about my form or how many more miles I had to run.

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@ecriscit: I did try a boxing gym a couple years ago. Turns out that I'm awesome when the guy I'm fighting doesn't punch back, but when he does, I pretty much turn into a little girl.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJVrdzR0nhQ

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@captainsuperdawg: yea man, good for you. As somebody who used to lift weights (not a jock, just got into a new hobby) I loved seeing people making a serious attempt to lose weight. I know I'm not the only one, so hang in there and try not to think about what others are thinking, because they probably aren't thinking that.

now, as far as gyms and working out...I can't stand them. I think working out is sooooooo boring. Id much prefer playing some pickup bball, tennis, or just walk my doggy