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Old 07-24-2012, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Do you prefer training at the gym when it is crowded or when it is not crowded? I have heard opinions about this but I would like to hear a broader opinion, that is why I am asking.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:02 PM
 
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I prefer an uncrowded gym because I don't like waiting for equipment.
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:03 PM
 
Location: NYC
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I love love love an empty gym. Not a crowded one with 300 unpleasant human odors dancing in the air. Literally

Also you don't have to wait to use any machine

I am sitting at home waiting for 9pm to go work out because right now is a zoo. Rush hour
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Old 07-24-2012, 04:04 PM
 
Location: Woodinville
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An empty gym is heaven. A crowded gym is hell on earth.
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Old 07-24-2012, 05:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I second, third and fourth the above. I don't mind a crowded gym so much if the other exercisers are considerate, but at my gym a lot of them are equipment hogs who act like they're the center of the universe. They will sit on a piece of equipment, fiddle with their electronic device, do ONE rep, sit there for another five minutes and then do another ONE rep. All while acting cheerfully oblivious to the fact that other people are standing there fuming. When they do finally get off the machine, they usually don't bother to wipe it off.
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Old 07-24-2012, 06:00 PM
 
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empty. no brainer.
plus there is nothing worse than being near the weight rack with 15-20 other dudes and someone rips one.. the smell lingers.. and ur close enough to where u can taste it.

empty gym >>>
thats why i go late at night
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Interesting, I wasnt sure I was going to get the replies that I have gotten so far. I feel the same way I like to workout with the smallest number of people around possible. But by the way my gym is in the evening I thought I was an oddball by preferring a gym that is not crowded. Anyway lets get more opinions here.
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Old 07-24-2012, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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There is a small gym in the building I work in, and I always time my workout so that there is only 1 or 2 other people working out while I'm in there. I love it when I'm the only one in the gym.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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I can't believe this is even a question, but anyways, as everybody else has mentioned, I like an uncrowded gym. I don't have to wait for equipment and I don't feel rushed while using the exercise equipment. One of the most annoying things is either being asked how much longer you will be using a particular machine or somebody standing there behind you waiting for you to get done.
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:37 PM
 
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The only people who generally like crowded gyms, are the ones who go there to get their social fix.
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