You see all types of people at the gym. You see the full fitness buffs, you see the social butterflies, you see the cardio addicts or iron-pumping, body building sorts. You see people trying to improve their lives. These attempts at self improvement are truly remarkable and admirable but sometimes the place can get a little crowded.
This crowding is never more obvious than in the month of January. People make their New Year's resolutions to finally get fit and healthy and flock to their nearest fitness center. This influx of people can make it difficult for you to focus on your own workout. If you are finding it hard to shift into beast mode with so many people wandering around, we've got some tips to help you block it all out!
1. Keep your headphones in
Headphones are a great tool when it comes to avoiding people. People are going to be far less likely to try to speak to you or interrupt what you are doing if they think you are deeply engaged in your tunes and your workout.
2. Avoid eye contact at all costs
Mirrors are everywhere in the gym. This can make it easy to accidentally make eye contact. Avoid day dreaming or scanning the gym. Keep your head down and focus on you.
3. Sweat profusely
It may not look so cute but working yourself into a real, dripping sweat can be useful when it comes to avoiding people. A glistening sweat is s*xy, but if you are dripping, people are probably going to just avoid you.
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4. Look agitated
If you don't want to talk to people, look unapproachable. No one wants to talk to someone who is obviously annoyed, agitated or frustrated. Friendly looking people end up in conversations that sidetrack workouts.
5. Master the wave
Sometimes when you are at the gym you will see someone that it would be rude to ignore. Give this person a wave, a little smile and a nod. This indicates that you've seen him or her but have no intention of engaging in a long, drawn out conversation.
6. Avoid peak times
The gym is most crowded around 5:30 pm. Everyone stops in on their way home from work. Try to hit the gym during slow hours like in the morning or afternoon. Fewer people at the gym means fewer people you'll have to avoid.
7. Look disheveled
So many women look adorable at the gym. They have the cutest tops and awesome, brightly coloured shoes. They look gorgeous and while you may be tempted to emulate the look, it won't help you avoid people. Look like you've just rolled out of bed and we can promise that people will find you a little frightening and stay away.
How do you avoid unnecessary conversations in the gym?
Source: Elite Daily
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