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17 Kinds Of People You'll Recognize If You've Ever Been To Gym

These are the people in your gym-borhood. Various species of exercisers, caught in their natural habitats.

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1. The Barely-Moving Ellipti-Reader

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Workout goal(s): improve GPA, crush to-do list

Post-workout ritual: finals

Favorite time to work out: reading week

2. The Gravity-Defying Yogi

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Workout goal(s): achieve flexibility, inner peace, unassisted human flight

Post-workout ritual: initiating descent, decreasing altitude, landing

Wouldn't be caught dead: in child's pose

3. The Couple on a Fitness Date

Workout goal(s): get more quality time with their booPost-workout ritual: sipping a single protein shake from two strawsWedding guests, please save the following date: leg day
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Workout goal(s): get more quality time with their boo

Post-workout ritual: sipping a single protein shake from two straws

Wedding guests, please save the following date: leg day

4. The Toughest Man You've Ever Seen

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Workout goal(s): establish dominance

Post-workout ritual: wrestle a grizzly bear

All: blood, sweat. No: tears

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5. The Mansplainer

Workout goal(s): explain to you how you're doing that wrong, little lady Post-workout ritual: approaching women mid-workout to tell them they'd be prettier if they smiledCatch phrase: "Actually, sweetie..."
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Workout goal(s): explain to you how you're doing that wrong, little lady

Post-workout ritual: approaching women mid-workout to tell them they'd be prettier if they smiled

Catch phrase: "Actually, sweetie..."

6. The Running Nerd

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Workout goal(s): improve cardiovascular fitness, train for races, add an "r" to the word "mile"

Post-workout ritual: post Facebook status that notes number of miles run

Percentage of leg being shown, irrespective of weather: 92+

7. The Chronically Unmotivated

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Workout goal(s): stop feeling so guilty about not working out, find a fitness activity they enjoy, prove once and for all they'll never find a workout activity they enjoy

Post-workout ritual: determining how many hours are left between right now and when they have to work out again

Favorite workout: N/A

8. The Makes-It-Look-Effortless Virtuoso

Workout goal(s): showing how it's donePost-workout ritual: getting high-fives, awestruck stares from strangersOften seen: winning, not breaking a sweat
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Workout goal(s): showing how it's done

Post-workout ritual: getting high-fives, awestruck stares from strangers

Often seen: winning, not breaking a sweat

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9. The Photo Documentarian

Instagram: @prattprattpratt / Via instagram.com

Workout goal(s): get ripped, show self getting ripped

Post-workout ritual: Choosing filters and captions

Favorite hashtags: #sickabs #nofilter #sunsoutgunsout

10. The CrossFitter

Instagram: @chynacho?modal=true / Via instagram.com

Workout goal(s): get super fit, enjoy camaraderie of shared suffering

Post-workout ritual: experiencing extreme soreness, fatigue

How to spot a CrossFitter: they're the ones crushing intense workouts and/or talking about same

11. The running newbie

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Workout goal(s): get in shape, improve cardiovascular fitness, finish the 5K they were pressured into signing up for

Post-workout ritual: swearing anew to never run again

Motivational phrase: "Make it stop."

12. The Creeping Gym Creeper

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Workout goal(s): be surrounded by spandex

Post-workout ritual: re-applying cologne, asking if you come here often

Wants to know: if you need a spot

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13. The Mirror-Facing Biceps Curler

Workout goal(s): make sure everyone understands that you can't ban these gunsPost-workout ritual: flexingMotto: swole is the goal
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Workout goal(s): make sure everyone understands that you can't ban these guns

Post-workout ritual: flexing

Motto: swole is the goal

14. The Injured Stoic Who Never Skips a Workout

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Workout goal(s): never not work out

Post-workout ritual: Ibuprofen, ice, elevation

Ask her all about: how to reduce inflammation

15. The Early Riser

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Workout goal(s): get the day started as aggressively as possible

Post-workout ritual: watching the sun rise

Cools down from a workout: before you're awake

16. The quantified selfer

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Workout goal(s): to glean critical health info, like average heart rate during workouts performed at sea level when the temperature is above freezing

Post-workout ritual: uploading, syncing, analyzing

Workout partner: anything that syncs via the Cloud

17. The Committed-But-Uncoordinated Cardio Dancer

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Workout goal(s): get in shape while "cutting a rug"

Post-workout ritual: asking if the instructor can please repeat that sequence more slowly

Can be seen: going the wrong way