Total POS. Whenever I see newcomers in my gym, I feel so proud of them, especially the ones who stick with it. She should be ashamed of herself and I'm sure would be banned, if it was brought up with the management.
People like her are why I'm utterly horrified of going to the gym. I already have body image issues and I don't want to feel even worse about myself.
Do what you can, take care of your self.. Fuck people like this.. I got in to fitness about 6 years ago.. I was anxious as fuck at first because I was super out of shape.. But now I feel pride when I see someone else starting fresh. I think "good for them, I hope they stick with it".. Just sayin for every twat like this there is someone quietly cheering for you. You CAN do it.
Thanks for the encouragement. I really needed that.
Also you'll rarely encounter people like in the pic. Most people are either welcoming or indifferent to everyone else in the gym, don't let that stop you!
Yeh honestly I’ve been to plenty of different gyms in different types of areas, I’ve never had a bad experience. When I was really weak and small, the first time I went to one in East London there were a lot of big guys, so I’m trying to squat when I get approached by this huge guy, I’m now a little anxious but he just offers to help with my form and show me some new exercises for my goals. No one is there to put you down, apart from the occasional piece of shit. You will get more respect for being there than not, no matter what shape you’re in right now.
It's always the extremely fit people that are most supportive and willing to help, if you ask them how to properly squat or deadlift it might make their day lol
They respect the struggle is why.
I got dollars to donuts this thot is a typical instagym-goer: there for pics and nothing else.
judging by the super sparkle I’d say your bang on
Did you notice the makeup too? My biggest peeve is seeing people work out with makeup on. They deserve all the clogged pores that they get.
What does that expression mean? English is not my first language. It'd be like I bet?
Yes. Like a bet.
There is a good chance people want to help you, but common gym etiquette says you don't offer unsolicited advice. So if your feeling unsure about how to use something or do a particular exercise, don't be afraid to ask.
I do get the unsolicited advice can upset some people but if someone is obviously new and looks like a deer in the headlights and using equipment the wrong way then a gentle "ive been exactly where you are now" type approach can make peoples day. I have made friends at the gym this way and love to see them come back. Fortunately our gym includes a free program with a PT but you have to book it. I encourage the newbies to do that. Learn the gear and get a program you can get comfortable with. I love our PTs. They are all very supportive.
Similar thing happened to me, i was so week i couldn't even bench the bar, huge massive guy helped me with my form on the bench and i started out with a broom because that's all that was there that i could lift. I still talk to him from time to time even though i haven't been to the gym in a while, but i maxed out at 70kg at some point last year
Agreed. There definitely seems to be a big difference in attitudes in modern gyms compared to years ago. I think indifference is the primary attitude one will encounter, but honestly, I was pleasantly surprised at just how many people were actually positive, encouraging, and helpful. Body shaming would be a real outlier at most of the facilities where I've been, and a bannable offense at many places.
Agree, I have been going to the gym for 20 years and never judge anyone for trying. People are welcoming or don’t care as long as you observe etiquette. We all have to start somewhere.
You're right. No one is looking at you they're all too busy with what they're doing.
There's no need to worry about other people as they're not worried about you.
This is true for just about everything in life as well. No one cares about you. Everyone is concerned with what they’re doing.
I'm an advid gym goer and I can confidently say no one is paying attention to you at the gym. At first going to the gym is intimidating because you feel as if everyone is watching you. In reality no one is and there are many people that were in the same boat as you. I hope you hit the gym soon!
Also to add try to go in with a game plan. Such as doing cardio or go on a website and get a workout routine.
The vast majority of people in the gym aren’t scumbags like this princess. Most people, myself included, are usually not even paying much attention to the other patrons working out. Everybody is in there for the same reason: to be better. Everyone, from the biggest brick-shit house to the skinny kid (thats me!) has my respect just for being in there. Get in there man! You can do it, you just gotta start.
You are much more welcome at any gym than any person sneaking snapchats. We're all there to better ourselves we're just at different stages in the same journey.
Yeah like I used to be super out of shape and never wanted to work out but once i did I realized how fucking easy it is. Unless you really want to get into good shape just cut sugar and count calories. Run for an hour do some sit ups. You'll fall into decent shape in a few months
This is how I'm doing it, though I go on long walks instead of running. It was brutal at first, I was going to bed starving. Now I'm into week three and I'm struggling to find the appetite for all 1460ish calories every day.
Seriously, and as someone that majored in Kinesiology you can honest do a full body (weight lifting) workout in an hour, tops. If you know what to do, and how to efficiently superset.
That's a wonderful way to look at things.
May I advice you to actually cheer instead of quietly doing it? I recently joined a cross fit place and when I joined I was super embarrassed. This wasn't my first time joining only to fizzle out in a matter of days. So I didn't want to spend a ton on clothes and shoes etc. I put on my very old gym clothes, which are a little too tight now, cheapo canvas shoes and generally very embarrassing in any setting.
I powered through the first day somehow but on second day a couple of guys said "hey, welcome back" without a hint of irony. When ever I was giving up they kept cheering me with stuff like "don't give up now", "common you can do it" etc. Cliched but it was inspiring. One of the guys told me later he joined only a couple of months ago and when he joined and he can stick around, so could I.
It's been two months since that. It's kind of a positive peer pressure. I probably would have long given up now if not for that energy from my peers. Sometimes I wonder if I should motivate myself instead of relying on others but for now I'm happy to depend on others.
This can go either way. I absolutely loathe it when people tell me not to quit. No one has ever looked over at someone turning in an effort they respect and admire and said, "Just don't quit!" By definition those words mean they have judged your performance to be subpar enough they think you might quit. Maybe I was proud of myself, setting a modest personal best or doing the same speed at lower heart rate. Then someone comes skipping past and ruins my ability to celebrate myself.
I like "welcome back" I think that's got a pretty positive tone. I usually also appreciate a smile. I realize it's not for everyone.
That totally works :)
Yeah I recently started going to the gym and doing yoga and I feel like if some rando came up and told me "you can do it" or "don't quit" it would just embarrass me and I would quit going.
Exactly! I've spent countless hours in gyms, and I'm always rooting for people like this. I never express it though because it feels condescending to me.
The first time I went to a gym, I was a lot younger. I was not in as bad shape as I am now (am working on it, can't afford a gym membership but thankfully I have a beach near me), but I had no idea what the fuck I was doing and I was around a bunch of pretty people maintaining their fitness and not trying to fix it. I was very uncomfortable, definitely felt judged by some of the people (most, though, just ignored everyone else)
There was a dude using some weights at a bench nearby. He stopped, smiled and gave me a few pointers. It's people like him that genuinely want to help that balance out the judgemental shitstains like the girl in this pic.
please take me to the gym.
I have a desk job and have gotten so out of shape I'm afraid to try, not to mention I'm a nerd and don't know anything about fitness so learning to use the machines and looking like a dumbass is horrifying.
oh god why.
this .. so this .. i started with a trainer about 5 months ago and ya its hard and ya its tough to battle through the pain but ya know what, its totally worth it .. i feel the best i've felt in my whole life , i can open the pickles!! :)
Fuck what anyone thinks
Go better yourself!
People like this are definitely the minority and their opinions are so devoid of value they aren't worth sabotaging yourself over.
The vast majority of gymfolk I've ever encountered have been some of the most supportive and friendly people I've ever met. Literally the only thing you know about each other is that you share a common interest in bettering yourselves.
agreed. if i was aware of a woman doing anything like this i would be running to the management immediately.
I've been to a lot of gyms over the years as an obese person, and I've never had a bad experience with other members. I have however have what happen in this pic happen to me at a bar with a dance floor, which wasn't nice.
I'm back at the gym again now, since like mid march going almost 6 times a week and I've made a lot of new friends there who are really supportive and help me in my workouts. It has finally started to be fun, and just recently experience this "energy-boost" everyone who work out regularly speak of, which I didn't believe in until I experience it myself. I come to enjoy the gym now, and get restless the day I don't work out, so I really hope the habit will stick this time.
I’m sorry someone did this to you, it shows a huge lack of respect for people in general and I’m super proud of you for getting back into the gym!
Congratulations my friend, keep working hard for yourself! Good people do definitely give you positive energy and it’s really good that you can surround yourself with these types of people! :)
You could always give some home exercise a shot. Then once you've built up some confidence and a routine, you can bring it to the gym.
Thanks for the advice. That's what I'm currently trying out.
Dude, Fuck them all. Just go to gym if the money isn't an issue. Don't be afraid of your body.
This. If you go semi regularly you will generally become friends with the other regulars and before you know it they will be actively encouraging you. I'm not a social person in the slightest but a few hellos as you arrive before putting headphones in can really give you a boost.
source: Spent 6 months going to the gym, lost a lot of weight before losing my home/car/everything and falling into deep depression and putting it back on with extra. As soon as I am back on my feet and can afford it I will be going again.
I'm sorry that happened to you. Are things starting to turn around?
This. If you go semi regularly you will generally become friends with the other regulars and before you know it they will be actively encouraging you. I'm not a social person in the slightest but a few hellos as you arrive before putting headphones in can really give you a boost.
You nailed it. I've never felt stronger than when a jacked trainer stopped next to me to encourage me as I was hitting a new deadlift PR. Over the months prior I would chat with him, and that day he said he was impressed. Sure, it was probably less than half of what he could do, and he was a few decades older than me, but damn if it didn't make me feel like I was the strongest dude in the world. Because he was genuinely excited for me. He had seen my progress over months, how far I had come, and his encouragement had helped keep me going long after. When I'm training now, I still think about that moment, as silly as it is.
Hope you get back on your feet soon: from one rando internet person to another, and in the words of that trainer, "you got this".
Check out r/bodyweightfitness if you're looking for a routine!
Honestly, there are soo many people that are happy to help motivate, give advice, etc at a gym. It's rare to see anyone who has such little self confidence that they would do something like the picture.
Also, home exercise takes a very specific type of person and a decent amount of equipment or knowledge. Not that results can't be found with home exercise.... But having somewhere will force you to exercise while you're there. To easy to find other things to do when you're exercising at home
First bit of actual advice and not "fUcK tHeM JuSt dO iT!!"
Right? this doesn't help. The ability to say "fuck'em" stems from already having confidence. There are ways to get healthier that don't have to include going to the gym. Eventually you can work yourself up to that while still making progress in the meantime.
This. There are so many youtube exercise videos out there for every demographic, fitness goal, fitness level, etc.
I'm still team haters-gon-hate so fuck them and just do you at the gym....but if there's a bit of a confidence concern at first, i second this home exercise suggestion.
Just do it man (or girl), everyone at the gym will support you.
She's just the 0.0001% piece of shit, just some vapid bitch with no unique ideas who literally was only trying to come up with any post showing her stupid face and hopefully elicit comments about her boobs.
Nobody else at the gym is like this, everyone is on their own fitness journey.
10$ says she's actually really self conscious and has low self-esteem, so she's projecting and deflecting to others.
I doubt it, more likely the opposite, thinking she's some sort of nearly perfect babe every guy wants (and most women will support her simply because she's also a woman) and thinks whatever mean shit she says/does will get a ton of support. Most (under 40) women get overwhelmed with positive attention on social media these days.
I don't think you understand the motivation for becoming a snap queen. They get overwhelmed with positive attention because they need a constant flow of external validation, since they don't feel good about themselves
I'm sure that describes some, but others just become addicted to the attention or are straight up narcissists.
I have never met a person who exuded self confidence who also talked shit about other people. These traits seem mutually exclusive.
She wouldn’t do this if she wasn’t miserable, IMO. Happy people focus on themselves at the gym, not other people.
Fuck what people think. Go better yourself
She really is a minority. 99.9% are worried about themselves and don't even look at other people.
She puts down perfectly beautiful people too. She’s a cunt. It’s her nature.
People can go to the gym and make themselves fitter, but this girl can’t fix her terrible personality!
I feel you :( <3
As someone who has spent a lot of times in gyms, in many different cities, countries, etc, I promise you for every judgemental self-loathing person there are 10 welcoming and supportive people that understand that fitness is a journey and we all have to start somewhere.
Don't let people like this woman in the image stop you from bettering yourself. Anyone with an ounce of dignity and self-awareness remembers that there was once a day where they walked into a gym for the first time. My favorite part of the gym experience is being surrounded by people all working hard for themselves, and I have utmost respect for the people who are just getting started because I remember how difficult it was for me.
The overwhelming majority of gym strangers have your back, I promise.
That's kinda why I gave up on the gym. No amount of working out is gonna fix my body dismorphia. I went from 240lbs to 180lbs and I still see the same fatty in the mirror.
Would therapy help? I'm not really familiar with body dismorphia.
You should go, but /u/zaphod_beeble_bro brought up a good point. If you have body dysmorphia, that won't change no matter what shape you get into.
Go to the gym. It's good for you. If you stick with it, the regulars will notice and likely make friends with you. As many others have said - and as I have seen at every gym I've ever been to - most gym-goers know that everyone starts somewhere. Progress doesn't happen overnight. Most people will be proud of you and will be MORE than happy to offer help or advice.
But if you also suffer from body dysmorphia (or suspect that you might), ALSO go see a psychiatrist about that. Go the the gym to get the gains. Talk to the shrink to help you appreciate what those gains are worth.
Bottom line: Either way, you're worth the trouble. You can always PM me if you have questions about gym stuff or just want a pep talk.
You do you. Who knows, you may end up looking like their body ideal. Pretty sweet win over such people
If it helps I look like a shaved ball sack of legs.
People like her violate gym rules and would get banned if someone reported her
I have the exact problem, took up running in the park at late hours, gave up after I was chased and mocked, people are assholes
That's terrible! People are shitty. Can you bring a friend/neighbor as your running buddy? I like solo workouts but it might help to have that comraderie against the losers trying to bring down others
Nope, don't really know anyone into running, by summer I'll be in a pretty empty village with one of those long bike paths by the sea, I'll be able to get some runs in
Please dont feel ashamed. Just go and do it. I also felt the same as you. Just believe in yourself
As hard as it might be, you have to block out those people. If you’re going to a gym to work out and better yourself, focus on you. You’re not there to better yourself for those people...you’re already better than them.
The rest of us at the gym are not like the likes fiending person in the selfie.
Only you can control how you feel about yourself. Don't live your life by other peoples feelings. Fuck everyone else. Live for yourself. Do whatever you want and never let concern for what others might think stop you.
Ignore them. Do whatever you need to do to be happy.
Don’t care about the opinion of human trash. You’re better than any person that would think anything but positive and encouraging thoughts.
If a person is unable to form thoughts without considering all the relevant facts, what value does their thought and the derived opinion hold?
Nothing. No value. Fuck em.
Yeah man this is a little different but for me skateboarding is my fitness/exercise routine. There will always be people judging from the side, there will always be people cheering you on, and always others right in the middle who don't give a fuck about you. Especially if you're a stranger. I'm sure you can imagine how silly I felt when I first got into skating at 24 years old, wiggling around practicing the most pathetic ollies you could imagine. Anxiety about what others thought was there but over time I learned that passersby didn't give a shit about me. And if they did, fuck 'em. I can only do a few tricks after 8 months but i bet they're better than anyone who might have something to say to me about it.
If you stick with whatever activity you choose for a workout, I mean stick with it, feeling worse about yourself will be an impossibility and feeling great about yourself inevitable. Get out there, pimp.
Totally understandable. It's a shame people like this exist. But small, insecure people like this are the exception at gyms, and they're not worth your respect. You are more likely to meet encouraging people who will cheer your efforts. Everyone is a beginner sometime! Follow your own path and don't let insignificant people get you down.
Posts like these just justifies my fears that everyone is judging me...
They're not. The glances at the gym are just bored movements in between sets. The only time I judge any one is when they're hogging the equipment (seriously, Karen, you don't need 3 squat cages, be a woman and adjust your weights).
No point in worrying what an asshole thinks, I have bad image issues and have been feeling insecure in the gym for years now, I take my glasses off on bad days and blast my music, helps keep me focus in my little world in there
Don't let other people stop you from making your life better. If you had to have surgery or you die and there was a group of people you had to walk past that would make fun of you, would you not get it done? Fuck them. It's shitty but don't ever let these people be the reason for you to be unhappy/unhealthy. There will be no justice for them, no repercussions, they will no longer exist in your life afterwards. They are blips.
I can tell you from experience as both a beginner and a guy that’s been going pretty steadily for several years now: 98% of people do not care, will not judge you, are likely inspired by your willingness to try and make a change, and are far more busy/concerned with themselves.
There are always outliers like this picture, and this lady outted herself as a scumbag.
The people with these kinds of opinions are the people whose opinions are worthless.
Do it. Fuck shallow assholes like this, their opinion doesn't matter. If you want to do something don't let the possible misguided opinions of strangers put you off.
People like this aren't worth the stress or effort. I always appreciate seeing new faces at my gym, a lot of them have a long journey but they've got my respect for just showing up and giving it a shot. I'll add this. I love working out but getting my ass into the gym is a chore, most people are like this. Once you get going, and you've got goals then it's rewarding.
Remember that failure is part of progress. If you wanna do it, then just do it.
Genuinely you'll find the more experienced gym goers are super supportive and helpful. My gyms like a community, everyone is there for the same thing. People like her are the minority.
I promise you most of us have been where you have been! We go there do our workouts and get out and don’t even notice anyone, if we do notice you then we will be proud of you. Don’t let the minority get you down!
People like her are why I'm utterly horrified of going to the gym.
People like her are why I'm utterly horrified of going to the gym.
People like her remind me of why social media is a fucking cancer
I can assure you not everyone’s a piece of trash like her, she goes to the gym to work on her body cause her shit personality won’t attract boys. Do it for yourself, there are more people there willing to help you when they see you wanna help yourself. She’s just an asshole
I managed a health club for a few years in the 2000s. I can assure you that the only thing people will think about you when you first start is that you are determined to be a healthier person. Ironically enough, a gym is one of the least judgmental places in the world (I say ironically because you’d think there might be a lot of competitive thinking because of appearance or ability.
Find you some comfortable gym clothes, set an appointment with a trainer for you first visit, so you can learn the machines, and within a single visit or less, you will feel completely at home. Trust me: no one is thinking anything negative about you at all. They admire your effort.
As for the idiot in this picture, of course there are always going to be people like this. Thankfully, gyms are quite good about weeding them out.
he said, fatly.
For what it's worth, these people are few and far between (at least in my experience). This pic looks like it's taken at a large corporate gym like Planet Fitness.... that's a good place to avoid with body image issues. If there is a private gym or semi private, you generally find better people there. It may be more expensive, but it is totally worth it in the grand scheme of things. I hope you find something that works for you!
If you have the space, getting some small equipment to use at home may be a good investment as well. I didn't start going to a "real" gym until I had been exercising for almost a year... dropped some weight and got an idea of how to properly lift, and that helped big time when I ventured out into public.
Headphones are a life saver for me. If I have music, I can ignore all the other stuff and focus on what I'm doing.
Head's up, though: you will occasionally see people look at you while you're working out. Please don't misinterpret a glance as a judgement. Many people just look around in between sets, myself included.
I've been going to the gym daily for a number of years. A big commercial gym too where you see the worst of behavior and I have NEVER seen anything like this occurring. Don't let something like this stop you! Working out is the single greatest thing you can do for your body image
Don't worry friend. You might have a couple of moldy bags of spinach like that girl is, sneakingly being judgmental, but the majority of us gym-goers really don't care about anyone else in the gym. We all just co-exist and mind our own <3. I know it's easier said than done, but don't let that girl reinforce your fear of the gym. She is absolutely the exception, not the rule
Hope you can find a way to overcome the fear. I love the gym. It's my paradise and I love others that are there even though I keepy head down and don't say much. We are all there for similar reasons but at different parts of our journey. Perhaps you can start small or at home or build a home gym. But I really hope you end up going because it's an amazing feeling after a good workout. Remember, Do what you want to do, say what you want to say, because those who matter don't mind, and those who do mind don't matter.,
In my experience, people are way too focused on their own shit to care what my goofy ass looks like on a machine, similarly I'm too busy trying to lose weight to care about what anyone is doing.
Man you can’t give a shit about what people like that think. I know it is hard, but I do cardio 16 hours a week and weights for 4-5 and I am always pumped to see new people at the pool or track. I don’t care if they are 80lbs or 800 taking care of your body is some good good. Anyone who is serious in athletics isn’t there to shame others to feel good about themselves.
99.8% of folks are rooting for you under their breath. Don’t worry about that!
The .2% are unhappy in life and just in general. Don’t let that stop you being the best you, everyday.
9/10 will respect you when you go down to the gym. The other gym rats go down there and get admired, they know that. It's one of the bigger motivators for them. They know you put yourself on the line every time you go down there, they know you don't have to just overcome the feeling of not wanting to push your body to the limit, that you have to go down there risking shame.
They know it's harder for you and they respect you for it. If you ask for their help, they'll go out of their way to support you too.
As a fat guy I can assure you people like her (at the gym at least) are few and far between. I've been going to the gym regularly for the past few years and everyone minds their own business.
A little bit here and there at home before you join a gym will give you a confidence boost. Forget people like this they’re just self conscious about their own image and trying to get likes.
It's not that bad. The people who act like they own the gym are INCREDIBLY self conscious about themselves. They're projecting, if you laugh at their faces it will ruin their day. Most people I run into at the gym are incredibly supportive. Everyone else can suck my ass. And yours :)
The VAST majority of people don’t give a shit and are minding their business just like you. Seriously. Fuck her.
Thing is dude she's in the massive minority and is only drawing attention to someone else because she has her own insecurities. Everyone is too busy working on themselves to give a shit about what other people are doing. Don't let this idiot discourage you. I never used to go to the gym until about 4 months ago and now go about 3 times a week, and whilst I haven't got any massive "gains" or even lost much weight the mental benefit I get is insane. I'm so much more chilled and aside from feeling good afterwards it's nice knowing I'm doing something to look after myself instead of just stuff that's bad for me...anyway, hardest part is going in the first place, give it a go.
I kind of gave up on going to the gym for this. It happened a few times but the worst was when two guys sat on either side of me to chat about how hard it was for them to keep losing weight because they were so close to their goals or whatever.
I've started making efforts to do my exercising at home instead.
I stopped going to the gym because the men's locker room turned into some sort low key gay pick up spot. I don't have a problem with people being gay, but it makes me really uncomfortable when I got dudes stepping up to me while I am in the shower or walking too close (like dude doesn't need to be 2 foot from me while butt naked, there is a whole big locker room) with their shit flapping in the wind.
Don't let other people stop you from doing what you want! Take the Lynyrd Skynyrd approach and use it as fuel
Man, I saw a guy running down my road the other day and he was huge. Probably close to 450-500 pounds.
But I was so proud of him. You might see some of these judgemental assholes, but know people like me are absolutely proud of you for even trying. No matter how much you feel like quitting, keep going, because many of us are so proud of you.
Alot of people who go to the gym are insecure.
I always go late at night so there is hardly anyone there
Don’t make other people responsible for your health.
This woman is a teeny, tiny minority of people. So tiny, that she is being shamed on the front page of Reddit.
I’ve been working out my whole life, and I’ve never thought bad about fat people in the gym. Or out of shape people...whatever.
I just don’t have time! Most people are worried about their own shit. Most people are going too busy thinking about real life stuff when they are at the gym. Getting back to work, the wife was mad about something this morning, shower here or at home(?), etc.
I felt this way too... But I took a risk and signed up for a small group class at my gym. Walked in, everyone was super fit, knew each other, had taken the class before. I threw up after my first class, the workout was so hard. But everyone was rooting for me. Told me it happened to them too, even if it didnt. They cheered me on during hard set and one guy always paces me for running so I stick with the group. I stuck with it. Now I'm more fit, still the only fat person there, still the slowest in the class but I'm getting there. No one made me feel inferior or like I shouldn't be there, and they make me feel better about myself. Its honestly one of the best risks I've ever taken. I think youll find people tend to be kind. If they aren't, that's a them problem, not a you problem.
She is part of a very small percentage of gym goers. Don't sweat the few dumbasses, most of us are super encouraging for your change.
I feel the same way. I had two jerks working out beside me loudly saying people who get fat should just die and it's their own fault. I told them to fuck off and of course they went in to a whole apology and that they weren't talking about me. Naturally I told them to fuck off again. Now when I go to the gym and if I see them, I give them the finger and loudly tell them to go use some more steroids and fuck each other...childish, yes, but so satisfying.
Nah man. I'm cheering for you. If I was at your gym and I knew who you were I'd high 5 you. I wish I could encourage everybody who isn't a body builder / fitness model without seeming like I'm being condescending. We're all winners.
You don't need to go to the gym. If you have an area of 4'x7' in your home, and a body, you can do bodyweight strength training at home.
I'm getting great results with the routines in Jay Cardiello's book: https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/bodyweight-strength-training-jay-cardiello/1127251114
People like her are the minority at the gym and their opinions don't matter. Not to get all Freudian, but they have their own issues that have nothing to do with you.
I personally think that the real tragedy is if you let people like her keep you unhealthy.
I would see an illererate person, adult, attending a litteracy course while finishing my masters, I would feel so humble.
They are the assholes. Do it, I have an immense respect for people who try to make their life better.
Why care what a waste of space thinks about you? Not worth the energy.
Fuck people like her. She represents like 1% of the people there. Most people are worried about themselves or are going to be supportive just like the majority of this thread.
Something people don't talk about much, but you'll meet new friends and gain respect from people at the gym if you go consistently. You'll see the same people, nod, say hello, etc. It's pretty cool.
A lot of gyms have rules against taking pictures of other people (let alone posting their pictures on the Internet and shaming them). An easy ban if that were the case.
I’ve never seen any gym not have that rule. It’s hard to enforce though.
If only we had evidence like a photo.
She should be banned from all the gyms tbf.
An easy ban if that were the case.
An easy ban if that were the case.
In every instance where I think a "simple ban" or other simple punishment would be amazing, it's almost never put into place because the establishment would rather "save face" and give the customer a warning, or another chance, or ignore the behavior and hope someone else deals with it, or justifies doing nothing because they didn't catch them "in the act" or some other nonsense.
In the few times they DO attempt it, the customer gets so upset and loud that they company eventually gives in.
Hell, I've been to gyms, spas, etc, that have "Absolutely no smartphones" signs up all over the place and it takes 2 seconds to look around at a dozen people using smartphones to realize that nobody is ever going to enforce that.
imo gyms should ban pictures all together. focus on your own shit.
My gym has a cellphone policy. I like it.
Exactly, people chastise overweight people for being fat and then proceed to humiliate them when they try to work on themselves.
and if anybody says, “uh, why are you mocking that person for trying to not be fat?” often they’ll innocently claim they’re just trying to help the person.
...by humiliating and shaming them. which definitely works, and isn’t just about indulging the cruelty of the one doing the shaming. /s
I appreciate your enthusiasm for sarcasm, but to become a master you mustn't use /s.
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I reported a guy at a local gym doing this, it's been months and nothing has been done. I sent them proof, all the photos he's taken and exact times so it could match with their CCTV.
He's still doing it. Some gyms just really do not care unfortunately.
See, this is the perfect time to turn your efforts to social media. This is when a one-star review on every site you can find becomes a tool for change and not just a tool for Karen's revenge.
They don't practice "good sportsmanship ". Next time you sign up to a gym, make sure they do. It's athletes helping other, less experienced athletes. Also, quitting gym because of lack of good sportsmanship is perfectly reasonable.
Make a Facebook post letting everybody know exactly what you just said on their Gym’s Facebook page. They’ll care when people start leaving the gym because of it.
To be fair, most people probably have bigger boobs than she does.
She doesn't look skinny either she can shut her fat judgemental ass up too. Good on that guy making a change
She shouldn't have taken the picture! But she clearly needs therapy. That's some self projection shit right there.
She needs a smack in the back of the head.
yeah i was going to the gym and i saw a new guy that was maybe a little overweight and met him and talked to him and he was really cool. i stopped going to that gym shortly after and went back after like 7 months and he was still there and he was getting RIPPED like holy shit. i felt so proud of him but ashamed of myself for quitting and seeing what someone accomplished while i sat on my ass. he’s still a really nice guy and he still goes to the gym and he looks amazing. i could never understand judging a newcomer, especially knowing what they could accomplish
I wish my car had a horn that would say something encouraging like “great job! Keep up the effort!” So I could honk at joggers when i see them struggling.
.....now that i think about it, I’d also like an apology honk if i cut someone off by accident. It seems shitty that the only honk i can make is angry and is basically understood as “fuck you”
I get secondhand pride from the newcomers that I see stick with it, then a few months later I see them swimming in their old workout clothes.
Like dude, I know how hard it was at first, i’m so proud of you. Almost makes you wanna shake their hand.
I’m no spring chicken but have been doing the gym for a few years now. I have nothing but respect for folks who are “larger” or “out of shape” because guess what? I was that person a few years ago. I had a great friend who helped me get started going with them to the gym (they had been going for years before me) and it’s jerks like this girl who make it hard for people with body image issues to take the first step into the gym.
There is a great line that I think applies here. “You treat the janitor with the same respect that you treat the CEO”
If I’m not mistaken only her friends and followers saw this initial post and somebody thought as little of her as she does of this stranger to call her out. That’s the true hero here :)
When new people come to my gym, I just don't care.
Same. I wait a couple weeks of seeing them and will stop them and say “man you’ve made progress! Good for you!”
Unless they’re doing curls in the squat rack. In that case fuck off.
Its exactly people like this that discourage many.
Wait, so you're telling me there's an easier way of ending a gym membership?
I don't go to the gym as often as I used to, but I've always been happy to see someone "out of shape" working out, I was just thinking "whoa man, you can run longer than I do, you got this!" or something like that. Never really seen any bitch taking pics in there, might have not be paying attention, since I didn't mean to stare at anyone
Nothing is ever good enough for people like her. If the man was eating at McDonald's she'd DEFINITELY make fun of him for not being healthy, just like she's making fun of him now for doing something healthy.
It's ridiculous that she felt it was ok to send this to someone. If a friend sent this to me on Snapchat I'd be disgusted.
I wouldn't be their friend for long afterwards, that's for sure
Edit: Thanks for the silver!
I'd pretend to be their friend, then post horrible stuff about them online... Fuck them.
I'd break into Tiffany's at midnight. Do I go for the vault? No, I go for the chandelier. It's priceless. As I'm taking it down, the woman who took the picture catches me. She tells me to stop. It's her father's business. She's Tiffany. I say no. We make love all night. In the morning, the cops come and I escape in one of their uniforms. I tell her to meet me in Mexico, but I go to Canada. I don't trust her. Besides, I like the cold. Thirty years later, I get a postcard. I have a son and he's the chief of police. This is where the story gets interesting. I tell Tiffany to meet me in Paris by the Trocadero. She's been waiting for me all these years. She's never taken another lover. I don't care. I don't show up. I go to Berlin. That's where I stashed the chandelier.
Go after her armpit fat. Clear indicator that she’s soft & squishy herself.
The man was just a prop. Notice how she used “when a guy has bigger boobs than you🥺”
What she actually wanted was for whoever she sent it to to respond “DONT WORRY, YOUR BOOBS ARE PERFECT!!” As a way to garner attention and validation for herself
100% just wanting to garner compliments, and gets to put someone else down in the mean time. Win win for her
She's even got a her nice sparkly workout shirt on...
Should send her back something like "you've only got bee stings so everyone has bigger boobs than you"
Nah, "Fuck you, that dude's trying to better himself and I 100% support him. I'm unfollowing you now, asshole."
Don't worry, keep taking pics of people actually working out instead of doing it yourself and your boobs will get bigger
That’s still body shaming bro, and on something she can’t fix without surgery.
I'd suggest something more like "he's also a better person than you" instead of feeding into the superficial idea that looks are everything.
But for her, I'm guessing looks are everything so that would just fly right over her.
Ah, like the "judge me" posts on reddit which really mean "tell me I'm pretty". Respond with anything other than something flattering and get a bunch of fedora tippers to start reeeing and grabbing pitchforks.
Yeah, I noticed the emoji as well. Taking the picture was not cool. I don’t think it was a matter of judging him so much as what you said though. Depending on who this was sent to, maybe to say a best friend, maybe it was more a self judgement/insecurity issue. (Any way you look at it, it seems like a self confidence/insecurity issue in my opinion) She could be sending it to someone in an attempt to flirt and do that weird thing some girls do looking for validation. Who knows.
In general, avoid people who punch down and talk about others behind their backs.
Yup. The moment you turn your back, they will talk about you.
I'd probably just take it to the gym staff
Yep. Forward that to the gym and get her membership pulled. That shit doesn't fly at any decent gym.
Seriously get this done.
Agreed. Absolutely D€HŠGØŚTÅÑG
If that's referencing the Scottish mother then you got that spot on!
"Well it was fucking one of yas!"
Oh the endless joy that brings me lol
Also, this girl needs educating
She's just a sad little person who derives her self worth from her comparison to others. If she can show that she's better than someone else it's a win for her.
When you’re an asshole, but also a coward, so you take the pic over your shoulder.
Man this is the reason i am still insecure about my body. 9 months ago i finally had enough and took matters into my own hands.
I hardly did any physical exercise when i was in end of my high school, and i topped my weight at 94 kgs, which is over 200 lbs. As soon as i got to college i got myself into check of whatever i put inside my body. I started exercising regularly, and dropped my weight down to 69 kgs.
But the issue is that i had a bad case of moobs before losing weight, and now, i have a worse case of them and a loose skin problem as well. I do feel proud when i am able to fit into clothes i wasnt able to before, but the moobs and loose skin really makes me insecure about the thing i worked so hard to achieve.
Hey man, I am not sure what your exercise regiment/ goals are but have you considered changing your exercise and nutrition routine from losing weight to gaining muscle. That change might help the loss skin issues and what not.
Yeah that skin will tighten up once you have rock hard pecks behind them.
As a lifelong fit person (now in my early 30s) I want to first say GOOD WORK exercising and watching what goes in the tank. Also, FUCK people like the woman in the post. We should be celebrating the dude trying to fix his shit.
I hope this helps you some, but when I see people who are overweight, disabled, injured, or people who have clearly never worked out in the gym my first thought is “Fuck yeah!” Fixing yo shit is something to be proud of.
Lastly, like someone commented below, the thinking has changed and I’d encourage you to focus on resistance training and getting muscle rather than cardio and weight loss. You’ll look better a substantial number of women seem to like bigger dudes when they’ve clearly got underneath the outer layer of fat. Just make sure you ramp up your workouts to an intensity at a sustainable pace. Don’t blow yourself out and get injured or make working out too hard. Don’t worry about reps. Listen to your body and go as long as hard as you can safely go. Best of luck!
Hi, I went down around 50-60 kg and well, loose skin thing caught up with me too but I managed to tighten up a lot with weight training!
I was more of a cardio person and decided what the hell, I want some the Hulk action, and switched to mostly weights. my arms, stomach and legs got into a waaaay better shape. So, that might help you too, you can look into it!
that other guy is staring daggers straight at her
Omfg this thread is so fucking wholesome and relatable.... this is why I love reddit so much! Also for, anyone out there with body image issues or even if you don’t know wtf to do in a gym, go anyway. There will be people there willing to help you, I promise.
hes not even that fat tbh lol.
and i know some strong ass fat dudes. some dudes dont care about their bodyfat they just wanna love food and be strong as fuck. not something to be hated for imo.
Fat-strong people are the scariest in fights tbh
Their punches are like getting hit by a semi
at first i thought you said salami
Depending on the size, this is also an acceptable translation.
I had a buddy who weighed around 300 pounds in high school I saw him fight once he didn't even make a fist he just swung his arm like a club into the side of this little dudes head and knocked him the fuck out.
A Semi is easier to hit with, rather than when fully erect...
Note: this advice does NOT apply to Pacific Islanders. Those dudes are can be fat, strong, and fast all at the same time.
Yup. Only you wouldn't think it, because it's hiding under all that fat.
But if you think about it for more than a second, sumos spend their entire lives carrying around EVERY SINGLE POUND OF FLESH AND FAT HANGING FROM THEIR BODIES! It's like they're constantly dead lifting their own weight. If they were to just lose the fat, and keep the muscle...save for the loose skin...HOLY FUCKBALLS!
My housemate used to be about 400 pounds and is now floating around 200, the number one compliment he gets is on his ridiculous calves. I'm down to about 320 from a high of 425 and mine already look crazy. It's going to be interesting to see where they are in a couple of years when I'm where he is.
All* if they were just fat, they would lose against kids.
He's clearly obese, we can't sugar coat it trying to be nice.
Not even obese. Likely morbidly obese.
Get what you’re saying, but if you look at that man and say “he’s not that fat” you’re just proving how warped our idea f healthy has become due to the fact that so many people are overweight.
I know there’s some big differences between “UK Fat” and “USA Fat” but surely that man is severely obese no matter what
Coming from an ex obese man
Ok sure this girl is awful and this guy's doing exactly what he needs to do but let's not pretend it's okay to be like 60 pounds overweight either because you "wanna love food".
Yes. He is very fat. That's not being mean, that's being honest. People need to grow up and start being honest. I would bet he weighs at least 350. That makes it all the more motivating to see him, and people like him, working to better themselves.
hes not even that fat tbh lol.
Umm....I mean I give him tons of credit for going to the gym and working to lose weight, but my guy is quite fat.
He is fat, you are just used to fucking huge.
Good on the bloke for going to the gym.
Anyway, is this more a girl dissing herself and her tiny boobs?
I understand you're trying to be nice but this doesn't really help anybody. He's definitely fat. Saying something like that sugar coats it but also takes away from the main point (her being a bitch). You might think you're just taking his side but saying that gives dickheads like her an avenue to defend themselves.
"Well akshually he is fat, you can clearly see it."
So now shes right in saying that and now you're wrong. She gains back control and we're just arguing silly semantics which is all smoke and taking away from the main point.
Calling it as it is doesn't give people like that a way to justify themselves.
He is fat and he knows it but he's out there making a positive change, trying to better himself. She's out there being a cunt.
(I also strayed from the main point!)
He's clearly obese.
Gods I was strong then!
Pretty fat for European standards. But he is on the right path!
Standards have dropped so goddamn low that a nearly morbidly obese man is considered not that fat.
Extremely sad to say the least, this shit is why obesity is rising by 2% every year.
Big fan of beer checking in.
one of the reasons why I hated going to the gym while trying to lose weight. Mainly, people ignore you, which is great. but the few who look at you like this stick with you for a long time.
Been there done that. I wouldn’t consider my self fat, but definitely overweight. I go to the gym in my school and some dick heads look at me, some even mock me e.t.c. But I ignore them. Even though it is hurtful.
Those people suck. A gym should be a welcoming place where people encourage each other to become the best they can be, not a place full of judgmental assholes.
Any gym I've been to has been. I think it's only school gyms that are like that. Most the time everyone that's in there knows the struggle
Agreed. But there are always a few assholes that were born fit and think everyone else is just lazy.
Kinda like people born Rich.
"dude, I eat 12 pizzas a week and workout every night and I'm fine, you're just lazy"
Well, I think that depends on the person. Like, I don't like people approaching me without some familarity but some people might like that encouraging!
There was this one tiny girl staring at me time to time and giving me that "hi" nods when we met and one day she came up to me and said "You lost so much weight and I'm rooting for you. You look great!" and I swear I was going to cry on threadmill. Sometimes, little words can mean a lot. And I appreciate how kind you're about this :)
That's awesome. She handled it perfectly :)
It is really fucking patronizing.
Yeah, but take solace is the fact that people who ridicule others at the gym live pathetic and sad meaningless lives of which they'll never be able to find true happiness.
She is. She wanders from truck stop to truck stop, looking for men that partially resemble her daddy so she can find some comfort in the arms of an approving man. Of course, when its time for them to come on her tits and they realize she has none, they find an excuse to leave and never return, just as her real daddy did all those years ago.
You incels, jeez Louise, take it down a notch
Okay but some of us do just like sparkles without wanting attention. She, however, just sucks.
literally one of the top posts of ALL TIME but op needed karma I guess
Hey we're in a recession.
She sounds envious to me. Must be lacking in the chesticle department.
Clearly. That's why she's probably wearing a sparkly top to the gym
Must be lacking in the chesticle department.
Must be lacking in the chesticle department.
Are you boob-shaming a woman for boob-shaming a man? 🤔
There's a difference between shaming, and giving someone their own medicine.
So it's like smacking your kid in the face and then saying don't smack someone in the face. Makes sense.
I was going to say this, if you boob shame her then you are boob shaming tons of non-asshole women as well.
I don't think the tits (or possible lack thereof) was the proverbial butt of the joke. It's moreso mocking their insecurity and overcompensation of their possible lack of generally sexually desirable features. Like if a guy gets a big car, he's "probably overcompensating." If we're going to get on each other about body-shaming, let's at least be consistent, eh? #smallldicksmatter
Also, it’s not really cool to make fun of people for those things no matter where you see them.
But if they’re not at the gym they’re fair game. Amirite, reddit?
I wouldn’t take the piss out of someone overweight ever I don’t feel it’s helping matters but what I do hate is this push to make being heavily obese seem normal it doesn’t help the problem and just actively makes for people being lazy =/
Yeah, that was fph’s logic also. “We are doing a community service by shaming people into losing weight!” Fuck right off.
Definitely projecting. I bet she's very uncomfortable with her weight.
Doubt it. She wears makeup to the gym. Probably an attention whore. She’s the kind of girl that only does exercises that shows off her ass to the entire gym. If u go to the gym you know exactly what I’m talking about.
This is likely more of a humble brag like “hey everybody, I’m at the gym”
As the girl who used to be that girl...
yeah she probably hates herself deeply and profoundly, lol.
Fucking scum like her are the reason some of the heavy people stay heavy.
Yep. When you loathe yourself and finally get out there to make a change, one nasty voice can be enough to shoot you down. Been there, done that. Didn't appreciate any of it.
To whoever is inevitably going to call me a coward, why don't you spend your life being insulted and taunted for your weight and see how fragile your self esteem is? I'm just glad I now live in an area where everybody walks.
Your feelings are valid, and completely understandable.
Fear is not a failure. Refusing to act in your own best interest (whatever you determine that may be) because of others opinions is failing yourself. It’s okay to be scared. It’ll be hard. But it’s worth it, if that’s what you want.
Her opinion is nowhere near as valuable as this dude’s health. I agree she’s scum (and should banned from the gym - most have policies against this stuff) but that’s a cop-out.
That’s like saying some people starve to death because of rude waiters.
Lot of cop outs in this thread. What this woman did s unacceptable and horrible, but to claim that (as an adult) these people who are few and far between is what keeps you fat is just a symptom of the problem. As though the gym is the only place to exercise.
Please please please don't let this hinder you. As a fat guy who has had an on again off again relationship with the gym(it's a struggle for me) I can't stress enough how this is not typical behavior. As a matter of fact, I would say almost any normal person at a gym who saw a stunt like this would be absolutely disgusted by that behavior. People who go to the gym regularly are often proud of those who go and make an effort to better their health. I have never ever had an experience where anyone looked at me funny or with disdain for me being there and there never should be. Getting there is the first step towards a healthier lifestyle.
i want to get my life better so badly but i have terrible self-esteem
I can definitely relate to that. I've been overweight most of my adult life and I've struggled with exercise and eating healthy for most of it. And it's hard getting into the gym and making a routine of it. But in all my time going to the gym I've never had anyone give me a hard time over my weight or size or the fact that I may not lift that much or be able to jog that fast or that long or anything like that. Most people would be proud of you for taking that step.
Fuck those people. I’ve never heard anyone make fun of someone at the gym for being fat. Being made fun of for blasting your phone without headphones? Yes. Taking selfies in the mirror? Yes? Being loud as fuck and dropping weights? Yes. Being fat? Never. If you’re overweight or undertrained and going to the gym you should feel proud. And I know there are a lot of fit people like me who see you and are cheering you on in our heads. If someone says something or does something mean or insulting I’d just straight up ask them why. Or go talk to a trainer at your gym and I’m sure they’ll build up your confidence. A trainer will often look at you and not be disgusted or sad but excited because they see where things can go and it’s only up! And they know how much better getting in shape makes you feel physically and mentally!
Don't be afraid. Don't care what people like these little cunts think about you. You're there to make yourself a better, healthy person.
There will be some point in her life when she will hit the wall and game over! MGTOW!!!
This^ also most guys in gym don't care if someone is fat. Yo win respect in gym by being regular and working out not by being a model
When I'm at the gym and I see heavy people working out, don't matter if your a man or woman. I always say to myself, "good for you!"
What cracks me up, is when you get these thots that come to the gym looking like they are going to a beauty contest. They have layers of makeup on and their hair is all done up. It's really amusing and sad at the same time to see.
There's this woman at my gym. She has to be pushing late 60's to mid 70's. Physically, she has a good body for her age. But the amount of make up she puts on, is fucking amazing. She literally looks like a fucking clown.
I've never seen behaviour like this in the gym so I don't why 90% of the comments on this post is like this. Everyone in the gym is really helpful and far from judging. It's where we all go to better ourselves. The only time I thought gyms were like this was when I never went at all
Men Getting Triggered Over Woman.
MGTOW is literally a hate group.
Thanks for clarifying what this thread is really about: an evil woman torments an innocent guy. I mean, hey he’s overweight but AT LEAST HE’S DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Since he’s engaged in Reddit’s Acceptable Activities for Fat People(tm) (includes trips to the gym, eating vegetables, not much else), he’s ok. She committed a mortal sin — not by making fun of a fat person, which is standard reddit fare, but by making fun of a FAT PERSON AT THE GYM. Every fat-person-at-the-gym thread turns into a virtue signaling orgy combined with a green light for unsubtle sexism. (“I’m going to make fun of her body and call it a taste of her own medicine!”)
By all means, reddit, be nice to fat people. But be nice to them all the time. It’s just the decent thing to do. And be mean to assholes, too, but do it in without resorting to prejudice and with a touch of awareness in reddit’s complicated history with minorities and women.
When I see new people at the gym who may be over/underweight it's someone who has made a 1) difficult decision and 2) the right decision.
The most impressive thing to me is when I don't see them as new anymore and can legitimately remember back to when they were new and I am now witness to the vast change they've experienced.
I've seen girls go from toothpick to T H I C C and guys from Slurms MacKenzie to beast mode over the months they started coming regularly.
It takes work but once you're in the building, you're on the team. Team Better Yourself. Everyone has different paths and results but the goal is the same. The girl in the pic is NOT on the team.
I would love to know her routine...
Indeed, I pay a lot for a personal trainer and visit their house cos i hate people looking at me, even more so when I'm struggling with exercise.
There are two types of fat losers, those that are losing fat and those that are just fat losers. Don’t be the latter, own it.
I have horrible self image issues and had an amazing supportive peer group at the gym. Everyone was great except for some gym etiquette issues like not understanding that leg weight machines aren’t cardio bikes to be monopolized for minutes at a time.
Don't think that way. The vast majority are very respectful and appreciate every other person the gym trying to better themselves. Go do your thing, don't let a few random scumbags ruin it for you.
Home gym for life, bro. Seriously it's worth the investment if you're an introvert or you're ususally too tired to go all the way across town to the gym after work. Home gym is one of the most life-changing things I've done.
This dumb whore really can can go fuck herself, though.
Trust me, this is INCREDIBLY rare and that bitch is outside judging everyone too, so you can't escape it by avoiding the gym. Just get in there. Most people in the gym are super supportive. Try it; walk up to the most fucking big dude there and ask him for help with a machine, or a spot. 9 times out of 10 he'll be so pumped up to help you. Anyone will. It's an intimidating place but almost everyone is actually going to be totally supportive, no matter their fitness.
Don’t be afraid. I’ve been going to the gym for over 10 years 5-6 days a week and have yet to actually meet or see anyone make fun of an overweight person in the gym. People like the girl in the photo in my experience are not common at all, and on top of that, people like her are not people who’s opinion matter. Just get in there and do your thing. Put in some headphones, do your workout and get on with your day. Some trashy person’s opinion should not stop you from getting healthy. ❤️
People like her are the reason I don’t do pull ups at the gym. I always walk over to the frame thing and feel them staring, ready to judge so I just leave it and do something else. Self esteem, woo!
I started going to the gym again 4 weeks ago and the 1st 2 days i couldn’t do one but on day three I could do one. So believe if you wanna try
Do your pull-ups anyway. She's a miserable shit, and so is anyone who would judge you.
Unless you're doing those weird floppy crossfit pull-ups, stop that!
The gym is not a social club for the fit its a training ground for everyone go do whatever exercises and use whatever machines you want ignore the haters.
Most people don't care. In my experience as a gym goer for the past 15 or so years, nobody is really watching you. Assholes like the person from the OP are rare.
Thanks, I’ll keep this in mind!
Just started going to the gym recently and no one seems to care at all. Everyone's just trying to get in, get their workout done, and get out.
If you can do pullups you’re already in better shape than 90% of the general population, probably more than that. And if you’re doing them assisted or only negatives, then props for starting and setting a goal.
Doubt. Sorry man but just go for it. We all there at some stage you just gotta put it on yourself. Failure is a good thing in the gym. Walking away is no attempt at all.
Literally why I won’t squat at the gym, And of course the squat rack is in front of all the other machines.
Same here, pretty much everything points towards the free weights area where all the eyes are...
Those people are not worth your time, dude, you are doing that for yourself
You’re right, and to be honest like the others are saying I’m sure nobody actually gives a crap about what I’m able or unable to do. Hard to shake the thought in the back of the mind but I’ll get there
I feel you, when I first started, I never did em bc I felt embarrassed bc I had to use the assistance. After a while, I realized who really cares what random strangers think, hell I doubt anyone at the gym even looked lol.
I did em poorly but all my friends constantly supported me. Now I can do 8-10 regularly
repost of one of the top posts of all time.
Right. The weekly karma grab.
I’ve never seen this post before.
I’m surprised at the number of comments saying she should be embarrassed for having such small tits.
Are we seriously not capable of responding to body shaming with more body shaming in retaliation?
Jealousy is a bitch
Is he wearing jeans? I’ll judge that. But not his physical presence in a gym.
There’s a dude at my gym who works out in a long sleeve button down and khakis. I’m definitely judging. Still not posting pics on social media though.
Maybe he just doesn’t feel like changing before/after work or during lunch break?
Are people openly supporting her behavior or...?
Don't worry, she has had plenty of threats made against her in this very comment section.
More likely they'd be like, "Yeah girls are supposed to have bigger boobs than men," and that'd be the end of it. No one would threaten death.
I went to a small local gym and there was one girl in the gym like this girl. Best day ever was when she went flying off a piece of equipment, flew into the wall and equipment fell over. Everyone saw and just stopped and stared. Nobody said a word or tried to help.
This pleases me.
Imagine being a girl with smaller boobs than men
It's pretty common honestly. Small tits are fantastic.
He's taking active steps to improve himself.
She is stuck with that asshole of a personality for life.
I dont get this. He is at least working out unlike you busy on your phone
He also has a bigger heart than this judgemental slimebag.
Technically.. this is true even without knowing the guy.
Anyone who does this sort of thing is at the gym for the wrong reason. Mind your fuckin’ business and let the man workout.
Wasn’t there a model a few years back that got in a heap of trouble for this??
Anyone interested in reading: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-us-canada-40038332
She could aim that camera at someone with pecs as well
This is probably the main thing keeping me from going to the gym. I would be totally embarrassed and humiliated when all the regulars who are already very fit start snickering or doing this.
I feel like people are laughing at me everywhere I go. The gym is one of the most uncomfortable places in the world for me. I have diagnosed body dysmorphia and pretty severe anxiety.
I have lost a nice amount of weight but I still feel like motherfuckers are staring and laughing. I’m honestly doing the best I can. I used to be very skinny but I had a huge problem with hard drugs. Since I’ve been sober and on a lot of psychotropic meds my weight had gone up a lot. However I had all my meds changed about 2 months ago and no longer eat anywhere near the amount I used to.
I don’t know though. I can’t even leave the house without feeling like a fucking spectacle.
I just started going again after like a 3 year hiatus and I was worried about that too, but at least for me, it hasn’t happened. It feels like everyone at the gym I go to is there to get in, get a pump, and get out.
Think about it this way: if you saw someone heavy on a treadmill, you would think “right on,” right? I think most people are like this, and there’s no way to draw attention to it like attention is drawn to the in-your-face negativity of the OP, so maybe we associate this type of shit with being normal when it’s very much not the case.
It’s fuckin hard to lose weight and then there are people like this and it’s like “bitch you would not last a day if you had to lose weight”
Cameras should be banned at gyms
She wears fucking glitter. Does she think she is at the circus or something?
Yes, your sequined tank top says you’re totally serious about working out. 🙄
Am I the only one who thinks she wasn’t mocking him but was rather mocking the size of her own breasts? Putting his body shape in a negative view in a total POS move don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think she posted this with the intent of specifically making fun of this guy being at the gym. You can tell by the sad face at the end of the text (it’d either imply she feels sadness for the guy having bigger breasts then her, or more likely, self-pitying her own breasts).
More importantly, who the fuck wears a sequinned vest to the gym?
Someone who isn’t really working that hard.
When I see that font I assume:
1. She calls everyone “hun”
2. Calls her husband in the military “hubby”
3. Asks to see everyone’s manager
This is why I don’t go to the gym ever. I’m so out of shape people would just make fun of me and shit like this. I see it all the time on Snapchat and insta
From a gym bro: I admire the courage and tenacity of everyone that goes to the gym. This is a minority and most of us will even help you get to your goals. Whether that's helping you out with form if you're new or just leaving you alone. Fuck the haters man.
Why I'm not surprised to see this repost?
Because it gets reposted every other week?
what's awful is it's a super hot chick...like you already have the world at your feet, and you have to be a dumb cunt too?
But that's how it will always be....and if you try to argue with them it's "I'm hot hahahh fuck you"
That’s because you have no boobs. Or soul. Or heart. Disgusting.
Just a brainless teen bitch who wants to be funny and fail miserabily.
I've been going to the gym for years, and would probably be considered one of the more experienced weightlifters there at this point.
No one who has put in the time and dedication to reach an advanced level of fitness cares what you look like. We've all been chasing the specter of our own ideal body image, and that's an ordeal that we share whether it's your first time picking up a barbell or the thousandth.
The only thing I, and probably the other scary-looking dudes at the gym care about, is that you respect the gym. That includes the people in it. Wipe down the equipment after use and rerack your weights.
I will not judge you if you don't know how to use a piece of equipment. If you're a beginner figuring out your training max for the first time, you have just as much right to the rack as I do. My only concern will be if it looks like you'll injure yourself, but I'll be happy to show you what I know if you ask.
If it's heavy squat day on my mesocycle and I'm rolling in after a long shift at work, I'll be a much harsher critic on someone taking snide selfies than the one sweating with effort, other aspects of their appearances be damned.
Fitness is a journey, and an intensely personal one. If you hang around the gym long enough you'll learn that it's different for everyone. The starting line and the finish line for each person is just as unique. The grand unifying theme is that we're all there striving for something, which is usually hard enough without some schoolyard bullshit about how you or others look doing it.
Anyone putting in effort at any level should be an inspiration. Mom with two kids finding time to workout? Total badass. Older guy battling a nagging injury with physical therapy? Total badass. Overweight dude in the middle of essentially a lifestyle paradigm shift? Also a total badass.
Taking pictures of these people in a sneaky selfie without their consent while trying to berate them for their effort? Get the fuck out of here you crayon-chewing walnut.
This has been reposted so many times that the man in the photograph is now competing in Mr. Universe competitions.
Yes, this girl was a jackass for posting this, but reposters are the real enemy.
when a basic cunt uses a hideous font 🤢
I would rather be a bit overweight and having to really try and put in massive effort to exercise than be a stuck up petty bitch that is so insecure that she has to sling shit on strangers while looking for a pat on the back from her moron friends . What a cunt if a woman. Pity the poor bloke that puts his cock in her .
And here I am thinking good for him for trying to get into shape. Maybe it's perspective, I was within spitting distance of 300 lbs at one point; if I see an obese person jogging on the street, my first thought isn't anything like this, it's good on them for working hard at doing something they probably don't want to be doing. Second thought is usually, that should be me doing that right now.
This woman is garbage.
How often can we beat this dead horse? Its just an atom cloud now.
Mom said it was my turn to post this today
Maybe she's sad she has tiny boobs
I agree it's not ok to do this and she is a piece of shit. However, let's keep it in proportion, public and social media condemnation can result in some real nasty outcomes.
At least he's bettering himself, while you try to sooth your fragile ego by putting others down.
This is why I don’t go to gyms. Terrible anxiety about it.
This has been posted 1000 times
Fucking 5 years old REEEEEEE
We all judge
Why can't people just mind their own damn business.
Isn’t it equally shitty to take a thing like this that few people would otherwise see and post it in a place that is visible to thousands?
Fuck this. I hate people.
When will we get male only gyms that provide a safe space from toxic femininity?
Maybe you should have blurred out his face bc now you're just spreading the picture of him.
Yeah I bet he still out-benches you, hun...
Well she is right
How can one single post reach the front page almost every day for this many years? Don't people get tired of circlejerking about it?
Mom said it was my turn to repost this this week
Age is the great equalizer. Then the shine wears off superficial people and all you're left with is an unspecial and unpleasant person. Maybe she'll grow up in time
Imagine making fun of someone for trying to become more fit.
It's like making fun of a homeless dude trying to get a job.
this photo is older than the sub itself
I love when reddit, the same site that threw a collective tantrum when r/fatpeoplehate was banned, gets all self-righteous about being nice to fat people who are at the gym. How about being nice to fat people all the time. You can imagine they’re all on their way to or from the gym, if that helps. Or just be nice to them all the time because they’re people and life throws challenges at all of us, but some challenges are just more visible than others.
Yet another piece of evidence that women aren’t funny
Guys it’s ok, she’s one of them skanks that puts on perfume to go workout.
He may have bigger tits now but you will always be a bigger cunt
Lol this is funny
Oh this post again cool
It makes me feel good knowing she has been publicly put on blast for that
He can get in shape, she'll be cunt forever.
Imagine going to a gym and using it for it's actual purpose
Says the hoe who dresses up so guys notice her
Making fun of "fat" people in the gym is like making fun of sick people at the doctor's
That dude isn’t even that big this bitch prolly got A cups
She looks fat too lmao
As a bigger person myself this is one of the reasons why I hate walking/running or any sort of public excersise, or eating in public. Just because I'm overweight does not mean you get to judge me. Absolute POS
As someone who just started and can barely move anything over 25-40 pounds easily fuck this person. I accepted my problems and decided to try and fix it.
She is exactly the reason overweight people are to scared or self conscious (including me) to go to a fucking gym, she is absolute fucking scum and I hope one of the fucking equipments falls on her and fucking injures her or something, seriously FUCK THESE PEOPLE
Don't blame her this is as far as her brain can reach and in the end he is the one working out the problem while she has to judge others so she can feel better with herself ,a pity
All I have to say is what a cunt. Nobody deserves to be ridiculed like that, especially when they're just trying to better themselves. At least he may be able to change his weight one day. She'll never be able to change the fact that she's a bad person with an ugly personality.
As a flat TV that I am, if I said those things it would come from jealousy.
It's like making fun of someone ill in hospital
Yup she certainly does suck. She was terrible the first hundred times this has gotten posted here, too
Laughing at a fat person at the gym is like laughing at an injured person in a hospital.
I’d like to get an update on not only the man but the POS.
Was she kicked out of the gym?! She’s a ho.
Making fun of an out of shape person at the gym is like making fun of a sick person at the doctor or hungry person at the grocery store.
Well, at least overweight can be fixed, being imbecile, generally, dont.
I thought this was a subway for a moment and didn't get why they said "fix the problem".
I thought it was just in a regular place, but the fact that it's a gym makes it even worse. It's like making fun of a homeless man trying to get a job, or an unintelligent person at a tutor. Just plain wrong.
I bet she’s the type of person to post that she’s depressed on her Snapchat story, but when she sees someone actually depressed she makes fun of them
Projecting her insecurities onto others.
Asshole comments like this just scream, imho, that she has WAY more than body issues of her own to deal with. Still, being an asshat to someone attempting to better themselves is total POS behavior.
When I see newcomers in the gym, I secretly root for them over time. Like damn, dude/dudette getting shred af. And here I am stalling my Bench Press. :-(
Probably any one has bigger tits than.
Yeah her soul is dogshit. Maybe if she had better genetics...
Wish some of these posts included the social media of the person who took the pic so they could get some social justice.
This post tells me she is chunky herself. That is why we only see a tiny part of her face/body.
Wack as hell
Why does reddit iamatotalpieceofshit not post the names of these people?
This is why a lot of big people have anxiety going to the gym
What a bitch. Seriously fuck these people.
She has longer sideburns than him...
She's a witch! Burn her!
PSA: I'd say less than 1 in 100 people at the gym are shitty like this. Mainly because these people are insecure and need to bring others down to feel better about themselves. They'll reach a realization that bringing others down isn't raising themselves up and will eventually quit the gym all together because they're just wasting their time.
I would honestly consider breaking up with her if that was my girlfriend
She isn't there to work out.
This girl radiates insecurity about her breast size.
She needs bigger breasts
If people like this worry you: Try finding gyms that open super early. It’s way less crowded, and often the people who go then are serious about being healthy and know the effort that goes in is respected.
Plus you have the whole day to yourself later, and you sleep better at night
I know it isnt an ideal response, but if it really bothers you, think about it
She's a coward for taking the picture over her shoulder.
she’s the type of girl to walk on the treadmill for 10 mins, take a selfie with a towel around her neck and go home
While she’s doing her makeup for her workout looking for “sexy” workout bras... that guy is smashing the treadmill. Who’s the loser here?
Shes just jealous
So, a few days ago, the top post in here was a guy who duct taped a dog's legs and mouth shut and left it to die in the desert.
Today, it's a girl who made fun of a fat guy on her instagram.
I am really confused as to the bar one has to clear to qualify as "a total piece of shit".
I never get why people think it's okay to take unsolicited pictures of strangers without their consent and post it on the internet to see.
Especially when she doesn't look in shape either 🙄
So many beautiful bodies, so few good hearts.
That's literally what a gym is for. Kids are fucking stupid.
The only people I judge at the gym are girls in full makeup, sparkly tank tops, who are on their phones the entire 15 minutes they slow walk on the treadmill taking "gym selfies ".
I’ll bet she has tiny tits anyway
I get really self-conscious at the gym and these comments are really motivating :')
He’s lapping everyone on the couch.
Can't see her face but yeah she's a bitch.
Not only is she a judgemental hoe, but it sounds kinda like she’s fishing for compiments.
It would've been funny if she made fun of the fact that hes wearing blue jeans and a polo in the gym
You mean to tell me that not everyone who walks into the gym is already fit? Ridiculous. Everyone knows that gyms were made for people who are already in shape. /s
Laughing at an overweighted people going to the gym is as ridiculous as laughing at a homeless person going to the job interview.
Hold up, is he wearing jeans?
This made me feel better about myself.. like I personally think I have a bad personality, but when I see people like this, it makes me happier that Im not like them, thank you OP for making my day brighter ❤️
Don’t compare yourself to others, compare yourself to yourself mate
She is terrible. People - don’t let an asshole like this discourage you. Most humans are INSPIRED by people trying to improve themselves. It’s so uplifting seeing people in all different stages of their journey at the gym.
Just what the guy needed, someone to take a pic of him while hes working on his weight problem... what the fuck is wrong with people?
Really sucks that people are used to being judgemental POS, so they subconsciously do it.
Didn’t 4chan dox her? One of them rare chaotic good moments if so .
I felt apprehensive when I first started going to the gym because of stuff like this. I am a bigger guy (was 300lbs) but I am at the gym every single morning for the past month and counting.
Trick is not to focus on anyone other than yourself, I pop in my earbuds, crank up some Rammstein and just focus on what I am there to do
YEAH BOI RAMMSTEIN! Ideal workout music for me.
this a repost from the front page, op is also a piece of shit.
This is why I go for long walks instead of to the gym. Also because it's free and I'm not looking to build muscle.
Maybe she is just insecure about her small boobs...cut her some slack.
I love reddit for being against this stuff, I wish gyms were full of redditors cheering people on. But alas they are not, alas most in my area seem to actually be filled with assholes like the person in the post. Hence why I would NEVER go to a gym. I don't need to relive highschool.
Busted my knee at work, attend physio and gym near where I worked, get mocked by co workers for doing "All that stuff at the gym but can't do it at work"
Fuck that person. One thing anyone with a sense of humility will know when going to a gym is not to make fun of anyone, ever.
I lift regularly, and the amount of douchebags (like the dude taking the pic) that I’ve encountered at the gym is too damn high. Sometimes the environment of dudes trying to act tougher than everybody else (sometimes in packs so they can stare down and make fun of people) really discourages newcomers to gym.
Ya she doesn’t look much better. Her arm fat is saggin out
It looks like this was a conversation between two people.. why are you all so fucking sensitive Jesus Christ
I'm sure he isn't a bigger tit though.
This is what a 6-month "veteran" does. Real gym rats don't do this and actually like to see a fat dude sweating his ass off. Nothing more motivating than seeing someone give ot their best.
Source: gym rat for 15 years
Heh she got small tits
This. This is why i don’t go to a gym...
I recently started at the gym, and two other guys started around the same time. One was a large guy, probably around the 150kg mark, and his mate, who had lost his left leg and half his pelvis in a motorcycle crash. There were so many people there willing to show them both the ropes and get them started on a fitness plan that worked for them, just trying to make themselves into happier healthier people. Not two weeks later, I overheard a couple (girl and guy) complaining (just loud enough for these two to hear) about how “gross and weird it was using the equipment” after these two. The owner was dressed in civvy gym gear on the machine next to me.
They didn’t come back. And had to pay out their memberships.
That's why I run in the morning. I'm still a fat piece of shit, but the people out exercising at 5-6 AM are usually the most motivated and exemplary people in the world. I've never once been ridiculed, but been praised for what I'm trying to do, and being told to stick with it.
People like this who ridicule unhealthy individuals trying to better themselves, aren't at the gym for the right reason anyway.
She's a shit peasant. I hope she gets a dose of reality and introspection so she's capable of feeling ashamed for this shit. Because she needs a heaping helping of shame. Fuck people who make jokes about those who are working on bettering themselves and fuck people who secretly take pictures of others to publicly make said tasteless jokes. Fuck em. This shit makes me so angry.
I’m a regular gym goer and when I see inexperienced people in the gym I always think fair play to them! Maybe she should spend some time actually training instead of taking stupid photos
And she on an android 🤣🤣
That would get you banned.
Her pussy stank
This pic has been reposted so many times it’s permanently been etched onto my brain
There is NOTHING more hyphy than seeing a fat person go ham in the gym. it lights a fire under my ass!!
"That guy's so fat. He should do something about that. But he must be too lazy"
fuck you lady .. hes at the gym , he clearly wants to be better. you should be better, bitch.
Biggest POS i have seen. Should've just gave him some tips to lose fat and gain muscle but she has to be a twat
Please tell me this went viral and this bitch got banned form every gym in a 30 mile radius?
Hey lady, your small tits aren't what make you ugly.
This is why I still don’t go to the gym, I hate feeling like I’m being judge so I’ve been working out at home until I look normal and then I’ll go to the gym to get buff :))
That gym should be identified and the fat-shaming turd should have her membership revoked. When I see someone who is trying to turn their life around either in the gym, or jogging, I cheer for them.
Judgmental hoe who’s insecure about her mosquito bites
TFW you are at the gym ans you see a guy with bigger boobs and a better personality
Reminds me of being called "lardass" when literally walking somewhere. Some people out there have no sense of logic or decency.
And I’m sure that chicks twat looks like a hastily packed suitcase
No OnE iS lOoKiNg At YoU iN tHe GyM
No OnE iS lOoKiNg At YoU iN tHe GyM
You are supposed to see unfit people in the gym, instead of zac efron everywhere. That is why they are there in the first place.
I knew a lady who used to workout alone at my local gym at 3am everyday. She had some extra pounds but was always focused on what she did. Once I got the opportunity to speak to her. She said some a*hole did this same thing to her. After that she was ashamed to workout in public. It made me extremely frustrated. But, I was proud she never gave up her goal.
Had this happen to me walking into the gym. Three guys made fun of my gutt. Then I made fun of their brain, or lack there of. My response was: "If only there was a place that could help me with my weight problem."