Over the past month, I have started to go to the gym again. Like most people, I wear shorts intended for working out and an older t-shirt that has the sleeves cut off, along with the required shoes and socks. However, much like we noted in the neighbor show, there is a wide range of people and a wide range of fitness attire.
For example, there is old guy Gus who wears running shoes, socks that come up to his knees, very short running shorts, a tank top, head band, and wrist bands, and runs… with is walker around the 1/7 mile track. It is great to see him out there moving so much, but it is also funny because he is wearing something that a marathoner from the 70’s would wear.
Then there is power lifter Pete. He is in a pair of workout pants and a shirt that is closer to a pair of suspenders than an actual shirt (only because he is required to wear a shirt), lifting gloves, and the make me look like a pro leather belt. Oh and a hat. What the heck is the deal with the hat? We can’t forget about boxer Butch, who looks just like the power lifter, except his is wearing a hoodie, with the hood up. He does not make eye contact and his favorite color is black.
But I think the most distracting of all is the 22 year old female (sassy Stacy) who is more interested in picking up guys than weights. One in particular has shorts and a ‘workout’ top that looks like they have been painted on, her hair is all done up in a sporty way, she has makeup on, and is even wearing some jewelry. This one in particular, will hop on an elliptical or treadmill and go for an hour or more at a pace that would make the power lifter puke. I am amazed that her dangling earrings don’t slap her in the face.
On the other hand, there appears to be an unexpected shift. More and more people are wearing polo shirts, or even long sleeve shirts made out of that fitness material (whatever it is called) and running pants. It is a refreshing change because these people look classy.
What do you wear to the gym, or what would you be most likely to wear to the gym if you went to the gym? Are there any people in at your gym that wear something other than the typical fitness attire?
*Note, I looked for photos of the characters above, but was unsuccessful.