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20 Of The Most Embarrassing Things That Have Happened To People At The Gym

"I sharted. The end."

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We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about some of their most awkward and embarrassing gym stories. Here are some of their most hilarious responses:

1. This guy whose junk just wanted to say hi:

"I was doing leg stretches and my penis and testicles popped out of my shorts."—donalq
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"I was doing leg stretches and my penis and testicles popped out of my shorts."

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2. This girl who required an ice pack for her crotch:

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"I was lifting a dumbbell above my head and my shoulder just gave out. So my arm swung down with the dumbbell and whacked me straight in the lady parts. Needless to say I started feeling faint, and a nice guy who worked there helped me out and gave me an ice pack. He kept asking if I was sore anywhere else…"

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3. This person who ~thought~ they had to burp:

"One time I was in a yoga class, we were in downward dog, and I went to burp but instead of just burping I threw up. But becuse I didn't want to be gross, I tried to hold it in and because I was upside down it just came out of my nose in green globs and it burned really bad and got all over my mat. I'm pretty sure like seven people saw."—Victoria Boyd, Facebook
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"One time I was in a yoga class, we were in downward dog, and I went to burp but instead of just burping I threw up. But becuse I didn't want to be gross, I tried to hold it in and because I was upside down it just came out of my nose in green globs and it burned really bad and got all over my mat. I'm pretty sure like seven people saw."

—Victoria Boyd, Facebook

4. This woman who cleared a room with a single queef:

"I did a shoulder stand on the stretching mats and queefed. Loudly. People heard. People left the stretching mats."—Charlotte Rodgers, Facebook
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"I did a shoulder stand on the stretching mats and queefed. Loudly. People heard. People left the stretching mats."

—Charlotte Rodgers, Facebook

5. This person who lost a battle with the stair machine:

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"I wasn't sure how to use the moving stairs, so I climbed up and just pressed start. Turns out the person before hadn't stopped the machine and just pressed paused. Cue me suddenly faced with the stairs moving at high speed and me frantically trying to hold on. It ended with holding onto the rails for dear life whilst my body was being battered on the stairs. In the end I had to let go and fell in a heap at the bottom."

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6. The person who learned how much coverage gym towels don’t provide:

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"I always knew the towels at my gym were small but didn't realize how small until I locked the keys to my lock inside my locker before taking a shower. No one else was in the locker room so I had to walk through the gym soaking wet in a towel that barely covered the essentials."

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7. This person who accidentally led an entire yoga class:

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"I was doing a yoga class through my gym, and the instructor started leading us through some difficult moves. I have bad knees and wasn't able to follow, so I waited in child's pose for her to finish. After a couple of minutes, I looked around and almost everyone was in child's pose. The instructor decided that we would skip the difficult poses while giving me a dirty look. I didn't mean to start a mutiny!"

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8. The runner who should have quit while they were ahead:

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"I fell off the treadmill. Instead of turning it off and starting over I just jumped back on… And immediately fell off again."

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9. This person who really should have worn underwear:

"Working out commando in leggings feels awesome. So that's what I was doing for a while, until I split my leggings wide open during a set of squats. I didn't even know, and I was with my personal trainer. When I got home, I saw the hole between my legs. I imitated some stretching to see if it were possible for my junk to not be exposed — nope, all out there... Never going commando again."—downstairsshame
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"Working out commando in leggings feels awesome. So that's what I was doing for a while, until I split my leggings wide open during a set of squats. I didn't even know, and I was with my personal trainer. When I got home, I saw the hole between my legs. I imitated some stretching to see if it were possible for my junk to not be exposed — nope, all out there... Never going commando again."

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10. This gymgoer who tried to flirt while exercising:

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"Me and my friend were at the gym doing alternating sit-ups while throwing a heavy ass exercise ball between us. Two really cute gym instructors walked by and I turned to smile at them, needless to say I wasn't looking and the ball hit me straight in the face knocking me out. I came to with a bloody nose to see both guys laughing their asses off."

—Olivia Harris, Facebook

11. This runner whose leg cramps had no chill:

"I ran for about two hours without stopping. When I did slow down, my legs were cramped so badly that I couldn't walk. So an (extremely attractive) trainer had to carry me bridal style back to my apartment, where my dog ran forward to greet us with my underwear in his mouth. FML." —Stinkbug345
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"I ran for about two hours without stopping. When I did slow down, my legs were cramped so badly that I couldn't walk. So an (extremely attractive) trainer had to carry me bridal style back to my apartment, where my dog ran forward to greet us with my underwear in his mouth. FML."

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12. This person who rocked out with her earbuds out:

"I *thought* I had plugged my iPod into the dock on the elliptical machine and was rocking out to the 'Hey Girl!' parody of 'Bonjour!' from Beauty and the Beast. The song was three quarters over before someone came over and told me the whole gym could hear it."—bernadettew4ea54fe2a
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"I *thought* I had plugged my iPod into the dock on the elliptical machine and was rocking out to the 'Hey Girl!' parody of 'Bonjour!' from Beauty and the Beast. The song was three quarters over before someone came over and told me the whole gym could hear it."

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13. This person who quickly found out the difference between a wall and a door:

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"On my way out of the gym I saw a door ... [that] looked like it was open, so I proceeded to go through. Turns out it was a wall. Yeah, everyone watched me walk into a glass wall."

—Lisa Stein, Facebook

14. This person who got distracted by muscles:

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"I was walking across the calisthenics area, making sweet eye contact love to a very attractive man, and because my gaze was locked on Mr. Olympia I didn't see the 40-pound dumbbells in my path. I tripped and fell so hard I didn't have time to break my fall. Mr. Olympia collected my water bottle and phone that had gone flying and while he was picking me up proceeded to tell me 'It's ok happens all the time when girls look at me.' UGH."

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15. This spinner who may never trust a bike seat again:

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"I was cycling my heart out in a standing position and when I went to sit back down my seat started falling back. The whole seat — and I — fell hard onto the hardwood floor with my feet still stuck in the pedal straps. Despite the '80's hairband music blasting, everyone in the class still heard and turned to see what happened. I now have trust issues with bike seats."

—Noelle Nercessian, Facebook

16. This person who probably should've just picked that wedgie:

"When I was walking on the treadmill I had a wedgie that I couldn't pick because a hot guy was right behind me. I tried to get it out by walking wider hoping it would some how work it self out … The hot guy came over and asked if I needed advice on picking out better shoes that would support my insoles better … Nope, just had a wedgie thank you."—ReigningCatsAndBlogs
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"When I was walking on the treadmill I had a wedgie that I couldn't pick because a hot guy was right behind me. I tried to get it out by walking wider hoping it would some how work it self out … The hot guy came over and asked if I needed advice on picking out better shoes that would support my insoles better … Nope, just had a wedgie thank you."

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17. This girl who meowed while exposing herself:

"During my second set on the leg press, I made a very loud grunting effort and the next thing I knew the press came slamming down ... And I meowed, like literally meowed like a cat. Everyone saw what happened, including my crush, because he came up to me and asked if I was ok. Red with embarrassment I sputtered out a 'yes, thank you.' As my crush helped me off, he said two things: 'Did you just meow?!' and 'your shorts are torn.' I had gone to the gym commando...."—Murtaza Ali Bukhari, Facebook
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"During my second set on the leg press, I made a very loud grunting effort and the next thing I knew the press came slamming down ... And I meowed, like literally meowed like a cat. Everyone saw what happened, including my crush, because he came up to me and asked if I was ok. Red with embarrassment I sputtered out a 'yes, thank you.' As my crush helped me off, he said two things: 'Did you just meow?!' and 'your shorts are torn.' I had gone to the gym commando...."

—Murtaza Ali Bukhari, Facebook

18. This girl whose period got the best of her on the stationary bike:

"I was wearing a large pad because I tend to have a heavy flow... I put a gym towel down on the bike I was about to use. Unfortunately, my pad got moved around a little from working out, but I didn't notice until I got up from the stationary bike. The white towel was stained very noticeably with my blood!"—naaattt
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"I was wearing a large pad because I tend to have a heavy flow... I put a gym towel down on the bike I was about to use. Unfortunately, my pad got moved around a little from working out, but I didn't notice until I got up from the stationary bike. The white towel was stained very noticeably with my blood!"

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19. That person who didn't want to throw up on her yoga teacher so she farted in his face instead:

"One day I was feeling kinda sick but I went to yoga anyway because I thought it would help me feel better. This day just so happened to have a really hot guy substitute teacher. So we got into one pose ... and he came over to help me push my thighs down so it would be a better stretch. But the pressure of him pushing my legs towards the ground made me feel like I was going to throw up. I tried to push the feeling down into the stretch and instead pushed a giant fart right into his face. It was so bad I thought I crapped my pants." —zoeh4b256614b
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"One day I was feeling kinda sick but I went to yoga anyway because I thought it would help me feel better. This day just so happened to have a really hot guy substitute teacher. So we got into one pose ... and he came over to help me push my thighs down so it would be a better stretch. But the pressure of him pushing my legs towards the ground made me feel like I was going to throw up. I tried to push the feeling down into the stretch and instead pushed a giant fart right into his face. It was so bad I thought I crapped my pants."

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20. And that one person who literally pooped their pants:

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"I sharted. The end."

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