There's always the people leaving their weights around. Or when people take forever on a really commonly used machine like a bench or a squat rack.
What do you do if someone's taking too long?
I never call people out. If someone's taking too long, I'll ask them how many sets they have left so they know someone's behind them.
People who just scroll on their phones. You can't do one rep and then look at your phone for five minutes. One rep, Instagram. One rep, Snapchat.
What's an acceptable amount of phone use in the gym?
Just generally being cognizant of people around you, if someone's waiting for you to finish using a machine.
When dude-bros sit at a machine and don't do anything but sit on their phone.
What qualifies as a dude-bro?
I guess it applies to everyone, not just dude-bros.
When someone finishes a set and instead of putting the weight down, they just drop it super loudly and walk away. Like, we get it, you lift.
For me, I never learned to lift weights, so I only get the general consensus of it. But at the gym, it's very judgmental and everyone's watching everyone rather than focusing on their own workout. It's kind of uncomfortable.
Do you think people may be more judgmental based on gender?
To a certain point, but I feel like everyone stares at everyone. It's a general thing.
INTERVIEWS BY CONNOR GILBERT
11/10/19, NEAR GONZAGA'S RUDOLF FITNESS CENTER