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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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2. The Gravity-Defying Yogi / Via Instagram: @spirituallyfly?modal=true

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


5. The Mansplainer

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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

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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

9. The Photo Documentarian

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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

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."


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

NBC / Via Netflix

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