What’s a gym rat? (What type of gym rat are you? )
What’s a gym rat? I define a gym rat as someone who exercises at a gym at least three times a week.
I used to be a gym rat even before I was a certified trainer because I was at the gym anywhere from three to seven days a week. From being at the gym so much, I’ve come to believe that there are seven types of gym people (make sure to watch the funny video below too!)
- The SPAZ: This person performs quick, spastic moves with weights, as if it’s a cardio class.
- The dilly-dallier: This person doesn’t really want to be in the gym and just likes to people-watch
- The procrastinator: This person doesn’t seem to enjoy exercise and takes excessively long breaks, delaying the next set, either by talking, texting or stretching.
- The socialite: This person spends most of his or her time talking to others at the gym, and it doesn’t matter who it is.
- The attention seeker: This is the person who grunts, belches, squeals, or slams the weights so everyone can hear and notice him or her.
- The serious lifter: This bodybuilder is at the gym for a reason, to gain muscle, and will probably get annoyed if you try talking to them. If you ask this person a question, don’t be surprised if he or she gives you a dirty look and says, “Don’t talk to me in the middle of my set.”
- Hates Exercise: This person will sit at the abductor machine, bike, or some other cardio machine, with their nose, either in a book or on their phone.
Which gym rat are you? Let me know in the comments below.
P.S. I’m a combination of the socialite and the serious lifter, but it will depend on the day and how much time I have available.
Photo: yes, that’s me in the above photo performing a lat pull-down.
Press play on the laugh-out-loud, 1-minute video below to see how I roleplay all seven gym rats