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To think it's a bit gross if you're going out straight after the gym and don't shower first?

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Cerseirys Sat 02-Jan-16 19:16:56

I've noticed this with a few friends at my gym - they do a fairly intense class like Body Pump or spinning and then afterwards get dressed, reapply their makeup or straighten their hair, and then head out the door without even a face wash or spritz of deodorant! I've even seen one woman use the hair dryer on cool setting to dry off the sweat on her body! Am I the only one who thinks its not that hard to put on some flip flops and nip into the shower for a couple of minutes?

dementedpixie Sat 02-Jan-16 19:18:49

I am even more minging as I will go to tesco after a workout before going home to get showered and changed!

Seeyounearertime Sat 02-Jan-16 19:19:13

That's vile. How do they not feel manky and horrid? Yuck.

SaucyJack Sat 02-Jan-16 19:19:19

Why do you care?

JennaRoss Sat 02-Jan-16 19:20:02

YANBU they are grim

donajimena Sat 02-Jan-16 19:22:28

I've been known to go to Asda post gym. shock I'd rather shower at home thanks.

Cerseirys Sat 02-Jan-16 19:23:22

demented, popping to Tesco on the way home is a bit different - I was referring to those who are clearly heading for a night out!

TooOldForGlitter Sat 02-Jan-16 19:23:42

I can't get worked up about a bit of someone else's sweat.

doublechocchip Sat 02-Jan-16 19:24:41

demented nipping in to a shop is different (as long as you're spraying sweat all over the fresh produce) when I see someone do that I always assume they're on the way home to shower but putting on make up and doing your hair looks like you've got no intention of showering.

One of the mums from school who parks by me does the drop off and the pick up wearing the same gym gear so she's either using it as a lazy dressing choice or she sits around all day in her sweat. grim.

thunderbird69 Sat 02-Jan-16 19:24:44


MizK Sat 02-Jan-16 19:24:47

Bleurgh that is grim. I also prefer to shower at home but there is no way I would put clean clothes onto my sweaty post gym body!

NorthernRosie Sat 02-Jan-16 19:26:13

They're obviously not on the pull - bleugh

DadThatKeepCalm Sat 02-Jan-16 19:28:55

Yuck I would feel so self conscious of smelling. Maybe they were heading home?

sije Sat 02-Jan-16 19:28:57

Sweaty and fit? Of course they'd pull.

MooseTrap Sat 02-Jan-16 19:31:50

They can't be doing their 'intense' classes that intensively. shock.

I think it depends on the person, If I do a spinning class I am literally dripping with sweat and I would feel uncomfortable if I then went out without a shower. I would also get BO. hmm I could do a quick dash around the supermarket but that's about it. Some people just don't sweat as much.

StrawberryMouse Sat 02-Jan-16 19:33:12

I often pop to the shops or school or wherever on the way home from a work out and have been known to sort my hair / make up out quickly before leaving the gym so I look presentable on the street but in my defence I'm quite fit and not a very sweaty/smelly person and I have long thick hair which takes forever to dry so will always shower when I get home given the choice rather than faff about with it for ages with rubbish hair drying / curling facilities in public.

treaclesoda Sat 02-Jan-16 19:47:13

Hmm, I don't know really. I would just assume they were going home to shower, even if they did fix their makeup first - some people just can't bear to go out without their makeup on, even if it is just to the car to drive home.

The gym I use most often only has one female shower and one male shower. If there are 30 of us in a class and everyone had a shower after the class finished, you could be waiting for an hour and a half for your turn, and that's assuming everyone was really really quick. I can't see that working.

SladeGreen Sat 02-Jan-16 19:49:50

Even worse - secondary schools which do not offer (private) showering facilities to pupils for after PE lessons. Many pubescent teens suffer from BO, can you imagine how awkward it must be for these kids (and the teachers!) to have to go from a sweaty gym session, straight into a Maths class, in the height of summer?

Unfortunately that was my bitter experience and even today, my local school does not offer showers sad

dontcallmethatyoucunt Sat 02-Jan-16 19:50:43

Are you licking their arm pits or something? Why dios it matter to you?

WanderingTrolley1 Sat 02-Jan-16 19:56:30

That's pretty disgusting - I could never do that.

AppleSetsSail Sat 02-Jan-16 19:58:06

Ugh. As for 'why do you care' - because presumably they're sharing space?

BrendaandEddie Sat 02-Jan-16 19:59:19

maybe they whizz to sainsburys then go home

BrendaandEddie Sat 02-Jan-16 19:59:51

WHY do people ask why do you care on threads like this?
If no one cared about trivial shit mumsnet would be very very dull

WitchWay Sat 02-Jan-16 20:01:07

I pop to the supermarket after the gym but I have effective antiperspirant & don't smell much

I'd never go out though, as in properly out, without going home to shower & change first - my hair would be disgusting sweaty & itchy otherwise and just think of the stinky fanjo if I pulled blush

revolting habit - YANBU

Ubik1 Sat 02-Jan-16 20:01:26

Perhaps they do a Glasgow shower?

Eg: finish hard physical job/gym. Take off t shirt. Spray body with Lynx. Quick squirt down trousers. Put t shirt back on. Go to pub.

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