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To get irritated by show off women at the gym?

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AnythingGoez Tue 13-Mar-18 23:25:47

I do body Attack. Every session there are 4 or 5 women who stand at the front chanting loudly, shouting in time with punches and they wear MMA type mits to do the session in. Why??? It's non contact, why wear mits?! Just for attention? It's putting me off going because I end up just getting annoyed with these women! Just no need for the OTT shit surely?

AnythingGoez Tue 13-Mar-18 23:26:26

Sorry that should say body Combat although Attack has its culprits too

Auspiciouspanda Tue 13-Mar-18 23:27:38

Could be weighted gloves that make the workout more challenging.

Just focus on yourself.

Itsbecauseimaleo Tue 13-Mar-18 23:29:38

Why do you care? Do your workout then go home. They're not hurting anyone

RedRedDogsBeg Tue 13-Mar-18 23:31:11

I was also going to say weighted

Cavender Tue 13-Mar-18 23:32:15

They aren’t showing off. They are just doing what they need to do to make the class worthwhile for them.

Just set your annoyance aside and focus on your own workout.

LeighaJ Tue 13-Mar-18 23:32:48

I would find it annoying if they're OTT loud, just like guys lifting weights making abnormally loud grunting sounds for attention. 😝

RedRedDogsBeg Tue 13-Mar-18 23:33:34

Sounds like they enjoy the class and work hard

KeepServingTheDrinks Tue 13-Mar-18 23:38:11

I do Body Combat once or twice a week, in one of 2 locations. Currently taught by up to 3 teachers, and for one of the classes in one of the locations, there have been several teachers come and go for various reasons for the past year or 2.

So I'd say gloves - bit pretentious, but not harming anyone. (people prob have them because of Fight Klub or boxacise and just want to use them)

The shouting out, teachers often encourage a verbalisation on some of the moves. I hate it and never do it, but it's to do with holding in your abs. The sound then comes from your diaphragm and is part of the work out, iyswim?

The teachers often really like it when the class joins in. And it's not as bad as the whole FK "How many, many?" while the class obligingly counts backwards from 8!

JellyTeapot Tue 13-Mar-18 23:39:51

I know the type, used to have one in my combat class who stood right in front of the instructor, was excessively loud and made sure the whole room was able to admire her agonised "look how hard I'm working" faces as she did a lunge or whatever. Many an eye roll was exchanged among us mere mortals at the back of the room grin

redandsilver Tue 13-Mar-18 23:41:20

This is obviously YOUR problem OP, not theirs.

Just get on with what YOU go for, and ignore them!

SaucyJack Tue 13-Mar-18 23:42:11

As long as they're not affecting your workout, then they should be free to try as hard as they like without you standing behind them sneering at them for being the teacher's pets.

Work on your own confidence, and you might start to feel less threatened by grown adults who are comfortable in their own skin.

logicalmum Tue 13-Mar-18 23:59:44

Wouldn't do for me, but then i get easily irritated by people.

BuzzKillington Wed 14-Mar-18 00:03:34

I find loads of people at the gym highly irritating.

There's a woman that goes to spinning that does a lot of whooping. She is the only one - it's bizarre.

And another who leaves her sweaty workout clothes on the floor while she showers. Every day.

And there's a man in my Grit class with a bun. He irritates me purely because of this as it looks stupid. grin

goldenbulldog Wed 14-Mar-18 00:42:55

I went to a hot yoga class had 5 pre booked and after the first didn't go back for this exact reason it's irratting.
that is why I don't do classes in my gym and prefer to train alone

AnotherPlaceAnotherTime Wed 14-Mar-18 05:23:00

Try out grunting them by shrieking as loudly and dramatically as you can.

JosephWearsNoPants Wed 14-Mar-18 05:31:05

I know it shouldn't matter becauss they're not hurting anyone and all but it is kinda irritating 😂
id find another class or ignore.
still trying to find a yoga class that isn't full of show offs.

PoorYorick Wed 14-Mar-18 06:34:18

If they're not obstructing your use of the equipment, you're gymming wrong if you're paying them any attention whatsoever.

weetabix07 Wed 14-Mar-18 07:07:48

I only like gyms when they are people free. Sadly that tends to be at 4am (!!!). These kinds of folk don't bother me, its rude people who make comments / stare at other people doing their workouts that do. And whose idea was it that booming music in the changing room is pleasant? (Maybe that's just me).

Twogoround Wed 14-Mar-18 07:40:15

Try classes not in gym

user1472333009 Wed 14-Mar-18 07:45:35

When I did body combat we had a guy doing the whole glove, jumping really high, I'm working harder than anyone else thing. I found it quite amusing.

There's a guy who comes into the gym now in a top with the hood up, he stands at the end of the treadmill breaths in & out very loudly a few times as if psyching himself Up, punches the air a few times, climbs on the treadmill, then walks, bloody walks.

If I were you I'd stand at the back & ignore them.

UnsuspectedItem Wed 14-Mar-18 08:25:12

YANBU. I'm all for people enjoying their workout but the thing about fitness classes is that they're with others, some consideration is needed

SoupDragon Wed 14-Mar-18 08:28:06

Perhaps they are equally irritated by the wishy washy back-of-the-roomers (I was always a back-of-the-roomer!). Or perhaps they don’t care what others think.

MrsMoggy Wed 14-Mar-18 08:31:45

I wear gloves doing body combat as they support my wrists during the punches and stop my hands slipping with sweat during press up/burpees etc.

I also stand at the back and say nothing for the whole class though...

Sarsparella Wed 14-Mar-18 08:31:53

They’d piss me off too

I stopped going to one particular spin class cos the instructor bloke spends most of the class swanning about flirting loudly with the giggly women who sit at the front & goes on constantly about how it’s the hardest class ever, it’s not at all, it’s a fairly average spin workout that I now don’t go to because they’re all too irritating

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