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Species you see at the gym

Is your New Year’s resolution to work out more? Congratulations on your excellent decision. But before you get that gym membership, find out what you’re in for. After all, those gymgoers are a colourful bunch.

The Hulk

Preferred habitat: The dumbell area, multigyms

This species is recognisable by hands that are glued to dumbbells and a painfully wide-cut tank top. The hulk’s workout goes on for something like five hours and he seems to be there whenever you are. Maybe he’s secretly moved in? You’d be forgiven for thinking this beast is pumping iron to impress the ladies. But far from it. He’s way too into his own reflection to notice them. And in case you were wondering – his female counterpart is the equally ambitious hulka.

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The Gawker

Preferred habitat: The bar table next to the reception

Similar to the beefcake, this type spends the majority of his free time at the gym. However, the gawker is far more interested in the female gymgoers (see “Gym Beauty” below) than in his workout. He is most commonly spotted at the protein shake bar where he can go about scanning the area undisturbed and work on his flirting skills.

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The Chatterbox

Preferred habitat: The leg press, rowing machine, bike trainer

You were planning on building your adductor/abductor muscles? Well forget it. All leg press machines have been invaded by the chatterbox. They commonly move in pairs (this is team sport after all) and notoriously occupy any weight machines you can sit on. Their workout is very extensive yet incredibly ineffective. By contrast, they are up to date about everyone and everything.

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  • approx. 8 – 10 days

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  • Basel: approx. 6 – 8 days
  • Bern: approx. 6 – 8 days
  • Dietikon: approx. 6 – 8 days
  • Geneva: approx. 8 – 10 days
  • Kriens: approx. 8 – 10 days
  • Lausanne: approx. 8 – 10 days
  • St Gallen: approx. 8 – 10 days
  • Winterthur: approx. 6 – 8 days
  • Wohlen: approx. 6 – 8 days
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The Gym Beauty

Preferred habitat: The treadmill, the stretching corner

Fake lashes, pierced nails and a «natural» year-round tan: The gym beauty has taken one of the Kardashian sisters as an example. She does not remove her make up before working out. And why would she? After all, there’s zero sweating involved. Her performance on the stepper – where her booty truly comes into its own – mainly enthrals the gawkers. It is not uncommon for gym romances to develop. These are meticulously documented by means of selfies (including beauty filters). You’ll find the evidence on your Instagram feed thanks to original hashtags such as #relationshipgoals, #fitcouple or #strongertogether.

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The Unmotivated

Preferred habitat: The exercise bike

Usually clutching a book or magazine, this species can often be spotted sauntering towards an endurance machine. The unmotivated type’s hangout of choice is the exercise bike. Unnoticed by himself, his legs become slower during the course of his workout. This is due to the fact that the treading motion impairs his reading fluency.

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The Shameless

Preferred habitat: The changing room

The shameless are at their most comfortable in the changing room environment: This is where they go on and on about their children, their workout or recent amorous escapades – preferably au naturel. They blow-dry their hair stark naked which in turn causes embarrassment amongst the other gym members. The shameless species include particularly brazen individuals who shave all their body hair in the communal showers.

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  • Bern: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Dietikon: tomorrow at 13:30
  • Geneva: tomorrow at 14:00
  • Kriens: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Lausanne: tomorrow at 12:30
  • St Gallen: tomorrow at 13:00
  • Winterthur: tomorrow at 12:00
  • Wohlen: tomorrow at 11:00
  • Zurich: tomorrow at 12:15

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The Stinker

Preferred habitat: No preference

When you come across an individual all alone in close proximity to an otherwise very popular endurance appliance, it can only be the following species: the stinker. He didn’t sweat much during that last workout and thought he could get away with wearing his gym gear a second time round. Firmly convinced that his deodorant would go the extra mile. The stinker is easily detected by the smell of his unwashed clothes: His garlic-based diet gives him away with every perspiration.

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The Invisible

Preferred habitat: The sofa

This type of athlete makes an appearance just once a year. On 2 January, this species turns up at the gym in full workout gear, motivated to the hilt and delivers an impressive two-hour workout session, only never to be seen again.

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User Anonymous

Haha, sehr passend auf den Punkt gebracht. Leider ist auch in meinem Fitnesszentrum jeder Typ vertreten...teils mehrfach. Bis auf das Rasurmonster, das hab ich zum Glück noch nicht erlebt.

08.12.2017
User Léonie de Montmollin

Kannst dich glücklich schätzen. In der Frauendusche ist das leider kein seltener Anblick.

08.12.2017
User Pkey

Die normalos darfs du aber nicht vergessen. Beim Studio sind es nur 40% welche eins der oberen Kriterien erfüllt.
Trotzdem, alle sind vertretten. Und mehr: (Funky --> Bunt gekleidet, wollen nur auffallen | I like music --> Nimmt eigene Boxen mit und hört Musik | Sweating till i die --> Ich schwitze stark aber benutze kein Tuch um die Fläche der Trainingsgeräte zu schützen)
Dies sind ein paar die ich öfters angetroffen habe.

22.12.2017
User Léonie de Montmollin

Hui ja, wie konnte ich nur die Wasserfallmänner (und -frauen) vergessen?!
Aber Pkey, wenn wir ehrlich sind, sind Normalos doch einfach eine Mischung der obigen Klischees, nicht?

27.12.2017
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