10 Hilarious Gym Experiences That Might Make You Rethink Your New Year’s Fitness Resolutions

At the start of a new year, many of us make plans to head to the gym with intentions of losing weight and getting fit. However, if joining a gym was one of your New Year’s resolutions, be prepared that you may get more at your workout session than you bargained for.

These Reddit users confess some of their weird, embarrassing and downright hilarious gym experiences:

1. Unsuspecting gymgoer gets a protein shake shower

“Shaking my bottle without putting the lid on properly, resulting in some poor old guy, about to do some squats, getting covered in my protein shake.”


2. Going splat at the treadmill

“Saw a woman fall off a ridiculously fast treadmill and my go-to coping mechanism–once I realized she was okay, of course–was to burst into laughter. I could not help myself. I felt so bad. I got a lot of glares that day.”


3. The dangers of working yourself too hard

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“A guy was being trained by my friend and over exerted himself. He explosively shit himself so hard that he passed out. His sister showed up to pick him up just in time to see him being wheeled out by the paramedics.”


4. Choose your pre-workout snacks carefully

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“I was in between work and going to class and knew I had to have some snack before I subjected myself to the 90 minute Bikram sequence. I had a hard boiled egg. What a mistake. Poor fella behind me. I couldn’t stop passing gas and I was so bloated! Not to mention the class is taught with only the teacher speaking along with no music. Had to pick the time to pass gas when there was some movement going on with some noise! Never again!”


5. Strange encounters in the bathroom

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“I walked into the bathroom a few weeks ago and a portly man was wrapping himself in Saran Wrap…”


6. A traditional Viking workout

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“I was minding my own business doing free-weights when this huge red-headed Viking comes and sits at the bench next to me, grabs the biggest weight there, and then looks at himself in the mirror and starts screaming “YOU’RE A WARRIOR” as he does his reps. I had to run out of the room so that I wouldn’t laugh my ass off at him and get torn in two by his inevitable Viking fury.”


7. That’s not how they work…

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“There’s this lady that comes in every Wednesday and walks back and forth in front of the treadmills…”


8. Strange goings-on in the hot tub

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“In the hot tub at 24 hour fitness . An old Asian lady with a snorkel head submerged under hot water… I cannot explain it.”


9. The importance of wearing appropriate gym attire

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“I went into the gym to climb for awhile but did not have jeans or any good pants to climb in so I decided to use some DryFit Nike shorts made for running. About 30 minutes in everyone kept looking then looking away and I had no idea what was going on. I had come to find out that the crotch area in my shorts had ripped open. The best part was I was four stories up about to hit the top when I came to this realization because the harness was rubbing against the inside of my leg.”


10 Leave your emotions at home

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“I made a guy cry in the gym once because I was lifting heavier weights than him. He was a skinny-looking guy and we happened to be doing the same exercise next to each other in the free weights section. He kept looking over at me and eventually dropped his dumbbells on the floor and told me whilst sobbing how unfair it was I could lift more than him. He then literally stormed out of the gym.”


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