There are a few characters at the gym that amuse me. Greatly. I know I’m wrong for laughing at these people (in my head – mostly) but I can’t help it.
Eye of the Tiger – This dude is hilarious! He’s kinda short and extremely muscled up. He also has tiger stripes tattooed on his entire left arm, two tattoos on his upper back – one’s a tiger, I don’t know what the other one is – and what I assume is a tiger on his calf. And he always – always – wears those loose racer back tshirts when he works out. So every time he’s there, we are all treated to a full display of his tats. I’m not anti-tattoo by any means, but if this man doesn’t watch out, he’s going to turn into a feral cat. I noticed he doesn’t wear a wedding band and cannot imagine the woman who will ever think that looking at that display every day for life is a treat!
Beef Jerky – This chick is very. Very tan. Very orange. And very, very blond. White blond. And in very good shape. As we are all made privy to by her choice of workout clothes. I believe she wears one of Lovegirl’s tank tops and a pair of old school (white trimmed, scoop bottomed) gym shorts every day. I call her beef jerky because she just looks hard and leathery. I’m all for muscle tone, but she needs to soften up a bit to get some of her femininity back. And stay out of the tanning beds – forever.
Mary Kay – Full face of makeup at the beginning – and end – of every workout I’ve ever seen her do. Not to mention the perfume cloud that follows her from the weight station, through her cardio workout and back into the locker room.
I wonder if anybody has come up with a nickname/description for me at the gym? Probably something along the lines of:
Angry Dreadlocked Chick – always wears a bandana to control her flopping hair, scowls at the weights frequently, mumbles incessantly under her breath, and “raps” a lot of Ice Cube and QTip while on the cross trainer. Has an endless supply of vacation tshirts to work out in.
Do you have any characters at your gym/workout spot that you always notice and who amuse you? What would people who observe you exercising say about or nickname you?