Finding Mr. Right in the Gym
Oh the days when I use to do my hair and makeup and find the perfect outfit to… hit the gym? That’s right. In college, preparing for the gym took almost as long as my 2 hour workouts (I was a little obsessed in college with working out). But in my defense, hitting the college rec center was the same crowd you would find in the bars.
Let’s face it, people do meet their significant others in the gym. And why not? You know you already have something in common; you both care about your health. You both have a similar schedule. So why you’re scoping out Mr. Wonderful in the fitness center, be sure to pay attention to some key points, you can tell a lot about a man by the way he behaves in the gym.
1) Is he a moaner and groaner? When he is lifting weightsWell, this can be a prelude to a bedroom response. So if this something you may be interested in, pay attention.
2) Does he wipe down his equipment after use? This can demonstrate that he is thoughtful of others and how he is perceived. This also can be a sign that he picks up after himself, no socks to pick up on the floor for you with this guy! He knows where the hamper is for sure!
3) Does he let you share a machine for a set, or does he ask to finish first? I’m not sure how much I need to elaborate here, but I think you get the picture to see if he is considerate in making sure your workout is just as important as his workout . . . I’m just saying . . .
4) Do you see him writing down and recording his workouts? This can show how he pays attention to detail. Perhaps the perfect man to remember your birthday or what you wore on the first date when he is telling your grandchildren. Awe! So cute!
5) Does he do more than just bench press? Eyeing a guy in your yoga class? Do you seem him checking out the latest classes of “surf lesson on land” class? This could be a sign that he is open-minded. It’s so important for our bodies to cross train. We need to focus on flexibility, strength, endurance, cardiovascular endurance, and body composition to be overall fit. Avoid those guys who are asking you how much you bench. In fact, run fast in the other direction should you encounter one of these guys.
6) He doesn’t swing his entire body when he is doing bicep curls or pull a lat pull down behind his head? This could mean he is too tough of a guy to ask how to do an exercise correctly. After all, isn’t it an innate ability for a man to know everything in relation to working out? I always found the men who knew I had my master’s degree in exercise physiology and asked me knowledgeable questions about exercise the most manly. There’s a lot to this exercise stuff, and it take a real man to ask questions rather than risk getting hurt.
Good Luck Ladies (or gentlemen)! It’s a jungle out there. Hit the gym!