After closing off a difficult year, January is all about working on oneself through an extensive list of aims, goals and New Year’s Resolutions. For many, one of the month’s primary goals is losing weight and getting fit after gorging down countless Christmas goodies and with the influx of momentarily-motivated people hitting the gym every single day, here are some of the characters you’ll find at your local gym!
The Selfie Master
Anyone remotely familiar to this person will have definitely come across some form of social media post eloquently captioned #NewYearNewMe or #GymLife. The countless selfies and boomerangs occupy more of this person’s time than the actual workouts do and if their social media following isn’t aware of their super-fit lifestyle, they feel that they have wasted the only 30 minutes they actually spent working out.
The Runway Model
Branded gym equipment, check. Fitness tracker, check. Headband check. Brand new gym shoes, check. If we’re going to the gym, we’re going to look good doing it. Fresh and fit as ever, this person looks like they came right out of a gym advertisement and if hitting the squats means ruining the new apparel, they’ll probably stick to cardio for the day. Bonus: take a protein shot if this person’s towel matches the gym apparel.
An absolute beast on the barbells, this high-intensity individual contributes to the gym’s hectic soundscape. In between the clanking of bars as they smash against the floor and the symphony of grunts as they attempt a personal-best lift, The Noisemaker didn’t come to the gym to play. Despite being the noisiest in the entire gym, this person will happily spot you and give you a few words of motivation as you hit the weights.
The Messy Worker
Like a jacked out baby, this person doesn’t know the meaning of ‘put the thing back in it’s place.’ Making life difficult for every other person in the gym, this person does not put a single piece of equipment back in its place after finishing a set. They will also forget their water bottle on the treadmill, leave their sweaty towel dangling on the bar and plant traces of their messy lifestyle in every nook and cranny of the establishment. If this is you, please stop.
Single-handedly responsible for causing every single person in the gym to say “I hope I’m that fit at that age,” The OG is one gym’s oldest members and knows every single person inside. From the lovely people at the reception to the bodybuilder who has dedicated life their the bar, The OG is familiar with every gym regular and is one of the establishment’s longest-standing members. This person has stuck by the gym through its highs and lows, has seen equipment come and go and will forever remain a go-to person for newcomers and oldies alike.
If you know one of these people, send them this story!