As I’ve mentioned before, Crunch is sort of my patron saint of exercise. I’m lucky enough to have an all-access pass to their gyms in NYC, and I’ve definitely been making use of it. Especially since the magazine I’ve been working at is in Midtown East, and the fella lives on the Upper West Side. Since I’m hardly ever home, it’s nice to know there’s always a gym around to stumble into…and I love their classes! Having said that: I’ve been noticing a lot of really weird stuff at the gym lately.

Here are some of the things I just can’t wrap my head around:

  1. People who send email/text messages while they’re in spin class. I know that we’re all super busy and important, but it’s only 45-minutes! I consider my time at the gym ‘me time’, a time I can just unplug and focus on myself for a little while.
  2. Junk food at the gym. I’m not saying everyone needs to be a health nut, I just think it’s kind of strange/funny when people bring fast food into the gym with them. You know there’s a bunch of people that haven’t eaten for weeks just salivating while they watch you scarf down those fries! Yesterday I saw someone sipping a frappaccino in the weight room and literally laughed out loud. I couldn’t help it.
  3. Fitifying in street clothes. Look, I know Lululemon isn’t for everyone, but wearing jeans on the treadmill just seems like a recipe for disaster. They’re so heavy! My guess is people end up in jeans because they forgot their gym clothes at home, which I totally understand, but all I can think is “that guy is going to be walking around the rest of the day with swamp ass.”  The other day I saw someone working out in a velvet tube top with ruffles–Just say no to ‘The Jersey Shore’ fitness fashion line, people!

What are some of the weirdest things you’ve seen at the gym?



Grande no foam soy latte


I’m loving these all-veggie sushi rolls from Whole Foods!


Drug stores sell fresh fruit now.
The world is seriously changing!


Stir-fry with broccoli, carrots, peanuts, tofu and brown rice

Exercise: 45-min Spinning class