Wednesday, March 3, 2010

“That girl” at the gym

You know the one I’m talking about; the girl that shows up in full makeup, hair shining and a skimpy outfit. I saw the perfect example of this while I was sweaty and disgusting on the elliptical about a half hour into my workout tonight. She was doing these stretches with her hands behind her head and looking at herself in the mirror sticking her chest and rear out. I have to give girlfriend credit though, she was fit. More power to her, but I don’t understand the hair and makeup thing. I could see if you came right from work, but this chick was immaculate like she was going out on a Friday night.



Am I alone on this one?

37 comments:

Katie said...

you are NOT alone! I refused to work out at the gym at my college because that is how ALL of the girls would go. I wear running shorts and a baggy tee, I mean its comfy!!! They are trying to be in a fashion show or something... it is so weird!

Gwen said...

Every gym has them. We had one not to long ago. Luckily she figured out that not everyone was looking at her and that when she wore her makeup she would look like a mess when class was over. :) Keep up the fabulous workouts girl!! So proud of you. XOXO

Bonnie said...

Ugh, okay...I hate it when someone like that gets on the treadmill in FRONT of yours & you have to stare at their tight ass all during your workout. I guess its motivation, huh???

Dana said...

Not alone. I think that it is icky and dumb. Aren't you sweating when working out? So you are wiping all of that makeup on everything in the gym. I just think that they are not comfortable with themselves. It is just weird...especially since I am usually there in an old t-shirt and knit pants.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

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TS Hendrik said...

I know that girl. I also know her boyfriend. He's the one who walks around all the equipment forever getting pumped up to use a machine, but then never actually uses one.

Bethany said...

The same girl goes to my gym! I think it's silly because the gym is not a fashion runway.

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

lol. obviously she's there to boost her self-esteem some more or to get hit on. I do have to say though that she's obviously very insecure to wear makeup to work out. I know this because I hardly go anywhere without makeup or let myself be seen by anyone without it and it's because I'm too insecure not to....not that I wear makeup to work out! I like to be alone when I work out so I've never joined a gym...

d.a.r. said...

I was at the gym getting ready for spin class this morning...at 4:45AM. There was a woman putting eyeliner on in the locker room. AT 445AM!!!!! WHY?!?!?

Trish said...

You are not alone!!!! Why why why? It is not a beauty pageant!! At least we get a little giggle out of it ;-)

KatieSPerk said...

This is something I don't get either! At our gym there is never just one of them. They travel in a pack...

Sandy said...

Luckily I don't have to see that girl. I work out in the executive fitness center in my building. Thankfully there is never more than one or two other people there and usually older guys! That girl makes me self conscious as I am on the polar opposite of the fit spectrum from her!! LOL

Brown Girl said...

I don't get that either because doesn't that clog your pores? I only have makeup on if I come from work and even then I try and take it off before I go to the gym.

BroncoMom said...

NO!!! I can them "gym bunnies!!"
Enough said......

Gina said...

My sister-in-law used to meet me for classes at the gym in full makeup and perfume. Drove. Me. Crazy.

PinkSass said...

Oh girl I'm totally with you. We have tons of girls at our gym that come full make, hair done to classes. And hardly do the workout. It's like what's the point.

Natalie said...

You are not alone! This is one of the reasons I choose to work out at home. I can't stand those women!

MCW said...

Well...I always wear make-up. That is just. But, I also look like hell at the gym! Red face, hair everywhere...not cute, even with make-up!

Linda said...

Nope, I don't like that girl either. I have a few in my shadow boxing class that look like they are going to a club not to workout. I usually laugh at them since they are more concerned about looking good than getting a workout.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

That girl is the reason I despise the gym! And the worst part is she usually gets on a treadmill, runs for like 10 minutes, then gets off with a lovely glow while I'm dripping sweat, working my ass off for an hour!

Kristin said...

She's not there to work out...she's there to hook up!

Tasha said...

I see these girls too. They annoy me. Ok, maybe it's jealousy. ;-) I look like a crazy homeless woman after I work out, so I can't understand how they manage to look decent? Yes, I'm definitely jealous. lol!

Preppy 101 said...

I think some gyms need an attached bar for girls like that who are really "looking for love in all the wrong places"! haha xoxo

Miss Sweet Tea said...

You are definitely not alone! I was just talking about this the other night as I was leaving the gym. There were two girls going in and their makeup was so thick, their eyelashes completely fake, and the poofs on the top of their heads were so high that it must have taken an entire can of hairspray to keep it in place. I just laugh because they are obviously not there for the workout...haha! :)

Jac said...

I just followed the link here from Megan at Tales of the Trees and reading this entry new your blog would be a great addition to my google reader.
I try to work out at 5:30 AM. There is a woman at my gym who comes in at that time of day in full make-up and clothing possibly more co-ordinated than I am on my best day. AT 5:30AM. I can understand hitting the gym after work and having make-up on from that. But getting up extra early to apply make-up? REALLY???

Brittany Ann said...

Ugh ugh ugh! "That girl" just bugs me. I mean, honestly, it's the gym! No one needs to see that, or do that, to get a good workout!

Chardonnay said...

Sooo true! Those people are lame!! Thanks for following my blog!

Annie said...

i am that girl :(
i am insecure...i show up at the gym in full makeup.
i get home from work, change right away and hit the gym all within 15 minutes which means i'm totally loaded in my daily makeup.
i'm insecure about my face so i don't go anywhere without makeup. even if it's just to run out for a few minutes, i always wear makeup....i wish i wasn't like this but i am who i am.

Ally said...

Hi! I found your blog from The Non Review... I'm totally following you, you're too funny!

I love this post! I know this girl. She goes to my gym too. I have an entire cast of various characters at my gym, I wonder if you too have them...

1. Treadmill girl who works out with a coffee in her cup holder!

2. Smoker guy - he STINKS of cigs and always wears a bandanna.

3. Girl who's hot and is always at the gym, yet I never see her working out??? I actually blogged about her a while ago: http://allytales.blogspot.com/2010/01/gym-spy-mafia-gym-spy-cheater-decoy.html

Blair @ Reasonably Swanky said...

YOU are def not alone. This gym I used to go to was a total meat market. I hated it. B/c I am so cute on a regular day you know out and about. But at the gym, I am freaking disgusting. Tight black yoga pants that probably show cellulite and over sized t-shirts (from my favorite places to eat..ha!) and the last thing on my mind is lip gloss. I am trying to focus so I don't fall off the treadmill and bust my ass. This one chick would just bounce around doing her lunges and the guys would just drool all over her. I would see her in the bathroom powdering her nose and brushing her hair before aerobics class..wtf?

Sara said...

hehe I wouldn't waste the time&effort, just to have to redo it all after getting sweaty. Even if I still have traces of makeup on from the day, my hair gets thrown up in a ponytail. & I for sure don't spend my shopping money on workout clothes. That's what my old sorority tee shirts are for!

Love your blog!

Join the Gossip said...

hahaha! The picture is hilarious, looks a bit painful though ; )

Yeah I don't get that at all. You're just goingto get sweaty anyways!

Elizabeth said...

What funny post!! I totally know what you are talking about!!

April said...

I have a confession ... I am one who wears make-up and makes sure my hair looks decent when I hit the gym. I do this because A - it makes me feel a little better about myself while I am gettin' all nasty in public, and B - because if I don't, I look like I am knockin' on death's door! Seriously ... I look like so awful and in need of a parimedic! Ha ha!!

Jill said...

Oh my gosh... annoying. I always think girls like this aren't at the gym to workout, they are there to meet guys. I'm always a sweaty mess, a guy would never even give me a second look. Ha.

Savvy Gal said...

LOL.... I am with you. I don't understand why the full makeup too. : )

Luna said...

no you are not alone. i have seen this before. its annoying and doesnt look good. i dont see the point of dressing that way and wearing makeup just to go to the gym. i guess if these women are trying to get men to notice them then that might work.