Going to the gym to work out after a full day of classes is my chance to unplug and escape from the day’s tension. Once I warm up and begin to get pumped, I head right into my exercise zone and don’t want to be distracted. However nothing irks me more than someone using a cellphone while working out. There are signs everywhere asking patrons to avoid using electronic devices but some people completely ignore them.
Listening to a girl carry on a loud lengthy conversation about her boyfriend infuriates me. Not only does conversations about people’s personal lives irate me it can’t be safe. I mean do these people come to the gym to work out or talk on their phones? People have this ridiculous sense of self-importance, where all the other people trying to exercise in peace for an hour don't matter.
Even more exasperating is the guy sitting on a weight bench talking about all the money he is making while others are waiting to use the equipment. I have tried giving people like this a nasty glare in the hopes they would take the hint. Nonetheless they continue with their conversations ignoring me.
I was recently in a cycling class and a girl actually got off of her bike to answer her phone during the class. Are you kidding me? I don’t get it. You make time to get to the gym, set up for the class, get into the zone and get off your bike to answer a phone. Forty-five minutes to take a class and you can’t resist the temptation to answer your phone? Shut if off already.
There really is no way to deal with situation except wear earphones, which I started doing. Some people complain to management and signs have been posted yet the situation continues a friend of mine told me the same situation exists at his gym and nothing is done about it.