The 9th Soul

Gym Bullies and How to Deal

Posted in Uncategorized by Fated Blue on February 8, 2014

Bullying was never a positive word to begin with.

The Kettlebell Fairy

I can’t speak for everybody, but I know that I personally go to the gym to relax.

I try to spend as little time as possible socializing, I turn my phone off, and I just work out.

Yesterday, however, my entire gym calm was disrupted by two middle aged women with a sense of entitlement and a bad attitude.

I was going through a circuit, doing step ups, cable rows, and leg raises. Halfway through my workout, these two women came over and took over the only functional cable stack in the gym. Very politely, I told them that I had been using it and asked if I could work in between their sets.

As this has happened to me before, I was expecting a simple “sure, no problem”, or even a reluctant “whatever”. Instead, both women got defensive and flat out rude, but finally agreed. 

When it came time…

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