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To want to tell the guy at the gym to be quieter

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meltedmonterayjack Sun 04-Jan-15 18:33:22

The only time I've heard a sound like it is on the labour ward. I accept that when people are shifting heavy weights, they often grunt/groan with the effort.

But THIS groan really does sound like a woman in the last stages of labour. Loads of people look at each other when he starts up because it is so loud and the groans go on so long. He does it for most of the hour he's working out.

Is he being unreasonable? AIBU to feel like asking him to pipe down. Or shift lighter weights because he appears to be putting himself under incredible strain.

12daysofpissedoff Sun 04-Jan-15 18:43:03

I think the answer depends on how big he is wink

mineofuselessinformation Sun 04-Jan-15 18:48:59

Take your headphones, stick them in your ears and go stand next to him next time he starts... Then warble away in your best out-of-tune voice. If he dares to even look your way, tell him you'll stop making a racket when he does! grin

joanne1947 Sun 04-Jan-15 18:51:15

Loads of people look at each other when he starts up because it is so loud
Can you unite and ask the gym staff to talk to him?

everlong Sun 04-Jan-15 18:52:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Ohfourfoxache Sun 04-Jan-15 18:56:11


You Tube? grin

meltedmonterayjack Sun 04-Jan-15 18:56:58

12days smile He's not a big guy.

joanne I hadn't thought of that option. It's not a very sociable gym - no one really talks other than to say hi/bye etc. It isn't a supervised session - it's a tiny gym used for bodyline/lets get active freeby people, so there's no official person who hears him. I could find someone though to come in a listen and see what they think. I don't know why but I find it really awful to listen to. It's really not normal.

I like the headphone idea mine. Very few people sing in tune when they have them in do they. Perfect!

Lilmissconcerned Sun 04-Jan-15 23:24:44

Can you not change time slightly that you go?

Failing that might be a put up and snigger situation... Xx headphones might be your only option

OutwiththeOutCrowd Mon 05-Jan-15 09:12:51

Could you get the gym to invest in an isolation booth (no sound in, no sound out) and put the overenthusiastic grunter's favourite equipment in there?

Not cheap, I know, but needs must.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 05-Jan-15 09:14:26

Go at a different time?

19lottie82 Mon 05-Jan-15 09:22:35

when he grunts, just grunt twice as loud while lifting some weights!

Bair Mon 05-Jan-15 09:25:42

Is it this guy?

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