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Fat people in the gym....

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TidyGOLDDancer Sat 06-Oct-12 16:03:18

First of all, I don't intend that title to be offensive to anyone. I have been specifically asked to use it by (and I quote) "a fat person" in order to get raw reactions and opinions. I am not a troll, some of you may recognise my name so hopefully you will know I am not a horrible person on here!

My friend is going to start coming to the gym with me as of Monday. I couldn't be happier. She is great company and I can't wait to have a gym buddy. DP is crap as he lurks in the strength room most of the time and is totally antisocial. My friend is ace and I am really pleased she is going to come and work out with me.

The 'problem' (her words, not mine) is that she is quite overweight and really worried that she's going to be made fun of. My experience of the gym is that this really isn't the truth. I have never seen anyone of any size being made fun of. I have seen young and old and little and large and all manner in between people in the gym and no one gives a shit what anyone else looks like or does (unless they hog a particular piece of equipment or take tonnes of calls on their mobiles!).

Please could anyone who goes to the gym help me convince my friend of the above? She's really looking foward to coming with me, but is nervous and needs convincing! Again, I really hope my use of specific words has not offended anyone, my friend has asked me to post this and use those words!

TalkinPeace2 Thu 11-Oct-12 21:06:04

go for it.
this morning at our gym somebody was bringing a lady in on a guest pass who started off looking terrified but seemed well chuffed later on -

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Thu 11-Oct-12 21:17:15

Yay, well done Tidys friend grin I was v proud today as have had to change my size 18 trackie bottoms for a size 16, still wibble wobble badly though smile

rhondajean Thu 11-Oct-12 22:28:04

Well done all of you - keep it up.

TidyGOLDDancer Sun 14-Oct-12 13:45:26

Jenda, thank you for saying that, that's really very sweet of you. I was worried about starting the thread as I didn't want to offend anyone with the wording!

As I said upthread, I was nearly 19 stone when I started going to the gym and if I can do it, honestly anyone can. smile

Thank you everyone on the thread for being so helpful!

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