It occurred to me recently that every gym has the same core group of personalities.
The ever stepper: the way too skinny woman who is on the stair master what must be all day 7 days a week.
The loud talker: this can be a person on the treadmill on the phone, or two people talking to one another on two separate treadmills. Usually loud talking about something terribly uninteresting. Like, how above average their glorious second coming child is.
The strutter: this person never seems to actually work out. They, instead, embody a peacock plumes spread wide for all to see.
The mayor: this person has taken it upon themselves to welcome all people to the gym.
The grunter: often times this person is also the dropper. I get slamming the bar down in a move of “take that weights, I just dead lifted your ass.” But it’s a little silly when done with a couple of 8 pound hand weights.
The princess: she is the female version of the strutter. She is usually also a toucher. I don’t like being touched by people I don’t know so I do my best to stay on the other side of the gym from the princess at all costs.
This is what happens when you are the watcher. You make tiny little boxes that people fit into with out knowing them. If you are a super watcher, you will even invent all kinds of back stories for these personalities. It’s a fun game and a great way to pass the time at a workout.