Gym Etiquette 101

6 08 2008

Melissa and I are tearing things up on the treadmills when this older gentleman takes roost at the mill to my right.
Shortly thereafter, we notice a repugnant smell.
“Bed of roses” is not even close.
We try not to gag as we round out the second mile.
I look over my shoulder and the man is sweating like two rats in a wool sock; very Flashdance-esque.
Finally he and his stench leave.
I look over at the treadmill.
It’s covered in sweat.  Stinky sweat.  And it’s creator is no where in sight.  (sometimes one needs to wander to find a spray bottle/wiping towel)

The man left his sweat all over the console, only to pool in the magazine/book holder.

I am so not kidding when I say that I almost threw up.

Gym Etiquette 101: ALWAYS WIPE DOWN YOUR MACHINE.

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2 responses

6 08 2008
curlywurlygurly

one more reason to use the treadmill at home: avoid stranger cooties.

6 08 2008
Melissa

Yeah, that was gross. I actually had the thought on the way home: maybe I should wipe my chosen machine down PRIOR to using it.

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