I recently conducted an on-air survey of the most annoying gym habits witnessed in Bismarck Mandan workout facilities.

I myself am a gym rat.  I seriously think the only days I've missed working out since the turn of 2023 were when my gym was closed to snowstorms and blizzards.

When you go to the gym that much, you can't help but witness some interesting behaviors.  You might even call it "annoying."

Besides the annoying number of people actually working out right now trying to stay with their New Year's Resolutions, there's a whole bunch of other things.

So, that sparked my thought process to see if other people who work out frequently are seeing the same things I'm seeing.  After taking over 100 calls on-air, I can tell you we might have a gym/workout crisis.

Now granted, you could probably observe many of these annoying gym habits anywhere in North Dakota or the country.  However, we're talking about Bismarck Mandan right now who needs an attitude adjustment at the gym.

Alright, without further ado, these are the Top 10 most annoying gym habits in Bismarck Mandan.

10.  People who don't wipe down machines.

This should be a given in this day and age but still, so many people don't. Those are the same people who don't wash their hands after using the toilet too.

Bicycle in the gym
Arne Trautmann

9.  People who go to the gym more for a social gathering.

They don't really work out and they spend most of the time talking with friends, oftentimes very loudly.

Instructor Taking Exercise Class
Catherine Yeulet

8.  Women who wear full makeup to the gym.

This was brought up several times by women on my on-air survey.  I myself have no problems with this.  Sounds like a catfight that I don't want to get in the middle of.

diverse equipment and machines at the gym room

7.  People who act rude and entitled at gym workstations and machines.

They act as if this is their own personal piece of workout equipment.  They become rude if you don't leave.

Muscular man working out in gym, male naked torso abs

6.  Men who wear strong cologne while working out.

Axe body spray and B.O. don't mix.

People at gym doing trx exercises at crossfit room

5.  People who don't wash their gym clothes regularly.  

You know who you are stinky.

Senior Man On Running Machine In Gym

4.  People who pass gas while working out.

An occasional slip-up is okay, but for those of you who enjoy stinking up the place change your diet.


3.  People who get in your space inside the locker room.

You know the guy, that won't wait while you change clothes outside of his locker and moves right in.  Wait your turn.

Working on my abs at the gym

2.  People who "grunt" loudly on ellipticals and treadmills.  

Maybe if you're bench pressing 400 pounds but on the elliptical?  Come on, give it a rest.

Yoga Meditation in Lotus Position
Brian McEntire

1.  People who talk loudly on the phone while working out or inside the locker room.

You're not that important.  EVER!  Don't take calls while working out, or if you do, at least move away from the workout area.  Got it?!

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