The gym is meant to be a sacred place. It is a place for the mind, body, and soul. And being a sacred place means that there are rules that must be followed in order for it to remain such a sacred place. Unfortunately, there are some people who have never gotten the rules. In fact, it’s safe to say that they have a complete lack of respect for not only the rules but gym etiquette in general. From wearing a skin-tight cat bodysuit to wearing a blue speedo with rollerblades on a treadmill, to eating fast food on an exercise machine, some people just want to watch the world burn. So without much further ado, here are 20 strange photos people took at the gym.
18 The Cat In The Fat
This glorious picture combines the two things I hate the most: cats and working out. Seriously though, never have I ever had such a fear of cats than after seeing this tight spandex cat bodysuit, on who I can only imagine is a personal trainer. Is this the standard outfit for all trainers or do they all get their own individual animal?
17 The Band’s All Here
Who would have ever guessed that being in the marching band would be so physically taxing on the body? But more importantly, what are these band members doing in the gym, running on the treadmill, while playing their instruments, in full uniform? I’m getting exhausted just by looking at them.
16 Baby Back Day
Don’t you just hate it when you have to hit your lats, but it’s your day to look after the kid? So what do you do? Do you drop them off at daycare or with a babysitter? Not if you’re this next guy. You just strap them to your back and go lift. I just hope he doesn’t lay on his back to bench press.
15 Working Out Your Eyes
Now, this next guy has got the right idea. Why workout your body when you can just workout your eyes? I know that personally, I would much rather read a newspaper than put myself through an intense workout. But that’s just me, I’m not judging you. But this kind of makes me wonder why this guy would go to the gym at all?
14 Nothing But Success
You know your gym is really great when it has a “member success stories” plaque posted on the wall. However, you know your gym is really terrible when it has a “member success stories” plaque posted on the wall with no success stories in it. Maybe this gym should wait till they have at least one story before putting these plaques up, huh?
If your back doesn’t hurt from watching this then I give up. My first thought watching this was, Wow! That girl from the exorcist can bench press with the best of them. My second thought, after realizing this person wasn’t possessed, was that I didn’t know that backs were supposed to bend like that.
12 Super Light Cardio
Umm… would somebody be able to explain to me what the point of this is? I have been staring at this for at least 20 minutes and I can’t figure it out. Both the Segway and treadmill move in conjunction with each other. So standing on the Segway cancels out the treadmill. But then why do this at all? I just don’t get it.
11 Ankle Breaker
Oh no no no no no no… there is no way that this is going to end well. You should never be engaging in any physical activity, let along weightlifting, in high heels. Ugh, I can’t take it. This picture is giving me terrible anxiety. I just feel like her ankles are going to snap at any moment.
10 Chancellor PalPROtein
I guess that ever since Emperor Palpatine found out that he was going to be in Star Wars Episode IX, he had to get back in shape. Can’t say I blame him. Things didn’t exactly go too well for him back in Episode VI. Keep at it Palp! You’ll be back into Sith shape in no time.
9 There’s Always Time For Ice Cream
If you’re not eating ice cream while you’re working out, are you really working out? I actually have a couple of questions. First, did this person buy the ice cream before deciding to go to the gym? If so, why buy ice cream if you’re going to work out? And wouldn’t the calories from the ice cream cancel out any workout you do? Damn, now I want ice cream.
Can we all just stop for a second and marvel at how this picture was able to capture the last millisecond before a horrible accident occurs? Those eight 45lb. plates are about to drop very quickly and closely to that poor guy’s legs and feet. Can we all please have a moment of silence for his toes… RIP.
7 Bathroom Break
Oh my god! What is going on?! This guy is working out in a towel! Nothing but a towel! Did he just get out of the shower and decided to go for a run? Wouldn’t he then have to shower again after? And why is not wearing shoes? He can slip on that treadmill and kill himself.
6 Business Casual
It seems that we go from one end of the spectrum to the next. The last guy was wearing nothing but a towel, and now this next guy is wearing his work attire. I totally get people wanting to go to the gym after work, but this is a bit too much. I have to assume that he didn’t bring his gym clothes with him, but why keep the tie on and the top button buttoned?
5 Cheat Meal
Can we just stop for a second and admire that this person brought In-n-Out food with him to go workout. I’ve heard of having a cheat meal before, but this is ridiculous. Why would somebody not just eat this meal before coming here? Why put yourself through all the dirty looks from everyone else who are trying to burn off their poor food choices.
4 Accident Waiting To Happen
Who does this guy think he is? Seriously? Unless he is a competitor at the World’s Strongest Man competition, what could possibly make him think that he can leg press all of that weight? And on top of all of this, you know there’s like five guys who are wondering where all the 45lb. plates went to.
3 Stop And Stare
*Wildlife Commentary Voice* Here we can see these rare creatures in their natural habitat. When men go to the gym to work out, they find themselves congregating around the electronic devices, where they will just stare at it for hours. We have to be careful not to spook them or else they’ll flee. Let’s see if we can get closer…
2 Spread ‘Em
I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure that this is not how you are supposed to use that machine. In fact, unless I’m mistaken, that looks to be an assisted pull up machine. And since it’s an assisted pull up machine, there is no reason on earth why she should be spreading her legs like that on it.
1 Cirque Du So-gym
Well, this can’t be safe. I have to say, this is definitely a first for me. I have never seen an exercise like this before. Moreover, never have I seen such an exercise that is so arrogant. Why does this guy have to take 5 dumbbells to perform this ridiculous looking hold? Couldn’t he have just used one dumbbell? Way to be considerate.