I belong to a gym in my town. Thankfully, it’s the health club at the local hospital, so I’m pretty much always the youngest person around by at least 20 years. The only people hitting on me are the trainers that are whipping my ass into shape. There are no bro-ish type guys asking me if I need a spot or walking on the treadmill next to me trying to talk to me about the weather.
I used to belong to a more “young” gym back in high school, and I couldn’t go to the gym without getting hit on. Now, I’m going to stop you right here before I go any further and say that it is not flattering or complimentary to get oogled and hit on while we’re just trying to exercise. It’s annoying and offensive and misogynistic. It got to the point where I would wear baggy t-shirts and soccer shorts to cover up my body. Men just can’t help themselves, I guess. But here’s the thing, try a little harder, guys. Us females just want to get toned and fit like you! We don’t need help carrying weights or stretching properly. We can manage.
And while the main idea behind this issue isn’t funny at all, we can bring a little light to the situation. Thanks to Buzzfeed, there is now a video explaining (humorously) what it’s like to be a woman at the gym. Check it out below!
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