While they may not be a fashion statement or look particularly dazzling, sneakers should be the obvious choice when it comes to workout footwear.
We hope this picture was taken after an intense workout session, and not a result of attempting to be an early bird and make it to the gym before it becomes overcrowded with other people. Perhaps this picture was taken by the girl’s best friend, who found it too hilarious that her pal was too tired to even make the short walk from the parking lot to the gym. Maybe she should consider a couple shots of espressos before doing any heavy lifting, just to be on the safe side.
Picture Perfect Abs
Another type of group highly noticeable in the gym scene is the one that consists of those who show up wearing the latest athletic name brand merchandise solely to snap flattering pictures of themselves and post them on their highly publicized social media accounts. Hashtags and flashing smiles portray an image that is much different than reality since these fully glammed-up ladies care more aboutlatteringe angles than breaking a sweat. All for the sake of art, right?
As Fast As You Can
Technology has brought numerous amazing inventions to humanity. More often than not, we found that the innovations offered had one main purpose – to make our lives a lot easier. Be it a smartphone that acts as a camera, personal assistant, and a device for instant communication or even a personalized mobile computer granting us access like never before, technology has changed the face of the Earth. This woman purchased a Segway to help her cut down on unnecessary walking, but using it on a treadmill is out of this world.
New Year Resolution
It is almost that time of the year again, and somehow no matter how many years pass, these resolutions always repeat themselves since we have a hard time following through. It is all good and well to swear that this time it will happen – we will dedicate two evenings a week to working out – but we know that the New Year’s Resolution crew will most certainly disappear from the gym midway through January, finally freeing up the machines again.
Old Age Goals
To the untrained eye, this poised lady looks out of place, with her salt-rimmed margarita glass and large pearl earrings. However, those who attend this small town gym know her very well. Despite her age, she insists on staying young at heart, which is why she refuses to move into a retirement home or join her friends’ weekly bingo gatherings. Instead, she would rather spend her time sipping her favorite drink and gazing at well-toned men flexing their biceps.
We hope this guy was kitting – sorry, kidding! – when he put on this questionable leotard. It is a common misconception that those who are physically fit can pull off wearing anything, but the truth of the matter is that it does not matter if one has a purrrfect body or not – some things should be strictly banned from closets. The only time this sort of getup would be appropriate is the 31st of October, but certainly not as gym attire.
Defeating The Purpose
Escalators are a great solution for malls and other structures that are made of several stories since they take less time than elevators and can fit more people on them at once without having to wait for the next cart to come. However, placing escalators outside a gym seems to defeat the purpose of the gym – which is to get your heart racing and make your body push itself towards its physical limit. It would be interesting to see what kind of exercise machines this place has.
Coming To The Rescue
Perhaps the Batmobile was stuck at the garage or Gotham City’s favorite superhero was feeling less athletic than he used to, but one thing is for sure – seeing Batman in the flesh running on a treadmill at your local gym is a sight we would hate to miss. It is highly evident these girls never expected their workout session would include the hunk behind the mask either, but it is very reassuring to know those who keep us safe at night are still out there.
The Ultimate Test
Krispy Kreme doughnuts are not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of healthy food that is rich in nutritional value. Additionally, we do not think trainers employed by the gym categorize the delicious treat as a valid way to ‘carb up.’ If anything, this stand could have been put up in order to shame all that approached it to stay away from the fried dough of their dreams, a scare tactic that would have worked on many.
Gyms are meant to serve everyone, regardless of gender, religion or race. Unfortunately, it is hard to form one space that will suit all types of people, since they vary in shape and size. The poor guy in the picture below signed up for his local Chicago based gym because he thought the membership deal offered was a good one, but he forgot to check one minor detail – that it was capable of accommodating his tall frame. Needless to say he found a way around it.
Baby On Board
While there are exercises that consist of working out with your baby, we are pretty sure this was not one of them. The adorable baby might seem at ease in the picture, but that is because it has no idea its father is risking its life by holding extremely heavy weights above both their heads. This is one move we beg people do not try at home, there are plenty of safer ones to try with your newborn.
Never Skip Leg Day
There is a reason that those who work out regularly make it a habit to stress the importance of not skipping leg day – if you do, you end up looking severely unbalanced like the guy in the picture below. A lot of people who start working out have a clear vision in their heads of what body part they want to work on, but it is important not to neglect other body parts as well so that you keep a proportional figure.
No, this is not yet another fast food franchise ad meant to demonstrate that the deep fried dishes offered at a ridiculous price are actually good for you. As much as a McDonald’s crispy chicken salad sounds like a quick and easy fix that is low on calorie intake, it is unlikely that the menu deal fits a lifestyle that includes getting in shape. Poor Ronald looks like he’s giving everything he’s got to lift up those weights, but for now, he should stick to what he knows best.
Weigh Your Options
Someone should have taught this boy how to use the equipment found in the gym, since it seems dangerous to crouch on weights while trying to lift one that is exceptionally heavy. His friend, the same one who is sitting down and watching him risk getting a knee injury, probably should have gotten up from his seat and enabled his friend to stand on the bench, if he was that committed to not standing on the ground.
This has to be one of the strangest ways we have seen a group work out together. We would recommend other techniques to strengthen one’s core muscles than pile up to form a human building block as it would not take much to make them all collapse. This could end in a serious injury, but we have to give these guys extra credit points for being creative. When you don’t have the proper equipment, you have to think outside the box.
Upward Facing Dog
Putting aside the puppy eyes and the inevitable heart-melting effect that soon follows them, how amazing would it be if all our pets had a natural instinct to copy our every move while we were working out? The days of putting off exercise on account of feeling alone would be behind us, as we would always have a fluffy, tail-wagging best friend by our side imitating the upward facing dog yoga position in the most precise way.
This lady decided to multitask rather than wait around while her hair sets. Waiting on the couch is undoubtedly much more comfortable than the exercise machine the lady in pink is situated on, but credit is given where credit is due, and this strong woman should be praised for taking every spare minute she has to tone up her body and stay in shape. At her age, it is even harder not to give in to a life made of pure comfort, so well done.
Better safe than sorry, but the man in the picture is taking some extreme safety measures that seem a little redundant considering he’s on a stationary bike. Perhaps the poor guy’s real bike was stolen, which is why he came into the gym dressed in attire that was proper for mountain riding and not indoor training, but he clearly did not get the memo that this type of session does not require clothes that reflect light and a helmet.
Always Challenge Yourself
We all know the type – those people practically live at the gym and dedicate every waking moment to working out. For some, it is simply a way of life. For others, it is an opportunity to show off their hard work and see others eye them with jealousy and guilty feelings about their lazy ways. The guy in the picture, however, is taking things a bit far by walking on the treadmill at the same time as knitting a scarf.
Music To My Back
Music is like food for the soul – it sets the mood and helps you make a swifter transition into different stages. Those who have a hard time making the shift into workout mode usually have a music list prepared ahead of time, ready to speed up the adrenaline in their bodies and, consequently, their heart rate. This guy was out of battery on his phone, so he figured the next best thing would be to plug his earphones into his tablet.
There is a reason gyms employ trainers – so that people do not make mistakes like the guy in the picture is making. Although he has best intentions at heart, it would be better to ask for advice than use something the wrong way and end up being seriously hurt. We just hope someone got to him in time to stop him from trying to lift those weights with his feet, as they could have easily fallen onto him.
Balancing It All
As an engineering student at a prestigious university was all this guy ever dreamed of, he was finally able to study the one topic he always felt drawn to and attend lectures held by the most sought-after professors in the industry. Unfortunately, getting into school did not mean his hard work was going to cease – in fact, he had to study even harder not to lose his grant. In order to keep his mind and body in check, he found the ultimate full-body workout.
The Incredible Hulk
Thankfully, this picture is not a video, since we could not watch what would happen next. The well-built man at the bottom of the machine seems less than concerned about the number of weights and amount of pressure applied onto his lower body, but despite the visible muscles bulging out of his T-shirt and the trusty sidekick trainer by his side, something tells us the man is not the Incredible Hulk. To push oneself is good, but to exaggerate is precarious.
Full Fat, Free Time
Among the many types of individuals that come to the gym on a daily basis are those that arrive simply for the sake of making a joke out of the whole deal. The man in the picture was fed up with exhausting training sessions that lead him to sweat more than he could bear, so he decided to do the exact opposite – walk into the gym with an Entertainment Weekly magazine in one hand and a full-fat cupcake in the other.
All Brains And Brawn
If The Thing from Fantastic Four were ever to emerge from comic books and come alive, it would probably look like this man. It is almost as though his brain is visible through his skull, but in reality, he is trying so hard to lift those abnormally heavy weights that his veins are popping out all over his body. It seems as though he knows what he is doing, but it is a good thing the guy in the background is keeping an eye out.
Running Like A Rodent
New inventions in the field of athleticism are always an exciting matter, especially for those who practice sports on an everyday level. They change their entire way of living to make sure they make the best out of their body and push their limits constantly to reach to goal and break old records. This instrument, which highly resembles a hamster running wheel, is the freshest one out there. If you always dreamed of running like a rodent – or at least wondered what it felt like – now it’s possible!
Train The Trainer
The gym trainer at this local health club looks a lot like the person it is pointing his finger at, which gets us to think the two might be related. Needless to say, as is evident from the picture, the student has become the master and seems to be in better shape. If the trainer does not give a personal example of being a healthy individual and one that makes critical, conscious dietary decisions every day, you would probably not want them as your new physical life coach.
Motivational quotes and constant reassuring messages remind you to stick to your goal and not give up when things get tough. Those who practice physical training rely on those words of wisdom to keep spirits high, but if there’s something that pushes one even further it’s having someone you love by your side. This couple apparently feels very comfortable around each other and work out together often, but need to keep in mind others might not be as free as they are.
Enjoy It While You Can
Bulking up is important for those who want to go up a weight class, but eating a full-fat chocolate cake while lifting weights is probably not the best way to achieve that goal. It is also rude to be stuffing your face with such delicious treats in front of others who are most likely trying to lose weight and avoids baked goods, but that’s a whole other matter. To be frank, the guy doesn’t seem to be enjoying that cake anyway.
Mr. Potato head could be running on that treadmill for an ad meant to motivate kids to leave their computer games and TV screens in favor of physical exercise, or this could have been someone who could not find the time to balance both work and the gym – so they found a solution that is in between and gets the best of both worlds. It probably gets pretty hot inside that costume, though, so maybe a better plan would’ve been to wear activewear underneath.
A Tail Of Two Athletes
Man’s best friend also wanted a piece of the action, and what better way to do it than join their owner during a ferocious workout session? He seems ecstatic to be able to be a part of the exercise, even if it means benchpressing and breaking a sweat. The exercise is probably a favorite passtime activity for the adorable pooch anyway, so if you top that with quality adoptive father-doggie time, this is pretty much as good as it gets.
Weigh Your Options
“You may talk the talk, but you do not walk the walk” said Maria to the guy in the picture below, who clearly tried to show off his latest workout stunts. Unfortunately for him, it seems as though he probably should have squeezed in a couple more one on one training sessions before lifting the heavy weights in front of his recent crush. Maybe that way he would not have ended up half lifting those weights dangerously above his head.
Dress For The Part You Want
We have to give it up to this girl for having such dedication to her workouts that she will not let something as minor as being not appropriately dressed get in the middle of her daily workout schedule. Keeping this in mind, that is not to say that one should train while wearing a minidress and thin heels when attempting physcial exercise, as it is highly dangerous and the odds of you getting severly hurt are quite high.
Stress Less, Princess
At least this young woman is not trying to pull of an “I know it all” face while attempting to swing from the ceiling – if anything, the mortifying expression she is uncontrollably showing is portraying remorse for using something she was not instructed to use. It seems as though this shot was taken only seconds before something horrible happened, which gets us to thinking that perhaps the person behind the camera should’ve put it away and come to her assistance.
Putting on a fierce face while working out is almost an unspoken rule, much like the one that states that when applying mascara, the person applying it will carry an expression that resembles the painted figure from Expressionist artist Edvard Munch’s 1893 piece, The Scream. This dynamic duo is clearly more invested in pulling off a flawless duckface pout than breaking a sweat, but if receiving likes on social media is what motivates them to tone up, who are we to judge?
Come As You Are
Looking at this picture, the first assumption that comes to mind is that this guy attends the gym just so that he could watch his football games in peace, and then treat himself to a pampering visit to the sauna. However, this could also be his way of unwinding after an extremely tough and demanding workout session, which definitely means he earned some “me” time. Maybe next time, however, he could keep in mind that his “me” time is not necessarily “alone” time.
Brain Is A Muscle
You know when you were a little kid in school and were told that you have to do your homework and go over the taught material, because your brain is a muscle and it is in need to training, much like the rest of your body? Well, it seems that little word of caution deeply affected the man in the picture, who still has not fully grasped the concept of how to use all the machines available at the gym.
Treadmills are not everyone’s favorite machine to hop on at the gym, which is understandable considering technology introduced many new ones that work on other core muscles and do not simulate a mundane activity, like running or power walking. The boy in the picture, however, does feel strongly about the all-time gym classic, which is highly evident in the picture below. It would probably be better to actually use the machine to workout next time, but turning it into an automated feeding machine is creative thinking, too.
Force Of Habit
Sometimes, people think they are doing others a favor by nudging them to get their act together. Working out is one way of getting your act together, but those who feel unmotivated – or even depressed – cannot be forced to make a change in their life – they need to decide to do so themselves. It is unclear if the girl in the photo was pushed to go to the gym against her will or was simply feeling too lazy to actually exercise, but she seems happy with her solution.