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Old 12-06-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I agree Ruth. If women *really* didn't want guys to look at them when they go to the gym, they'd go to all women's gyms. Those things exist, but they aren't that popular.
Please. I tolerate being ogled, because you can't really do anything about it, but, no, I don't want to be approached. It's uncomfortable, it's not flattering, I'm completely uninterested in forging a connection with someone at the gym, and would rather just be left alone. When I do use gyms, I try to go at times with the lowest possible traffic, and typically just work out outdoors, alone, to avoid it entirely if weather permits.

I wear compression pants when I work out, because they stay put and prevent chafing, and because my pants are fitted, I ALWAYS wear a shirt long enough to cover my butt, or tie a warmup jacket or sweatshirt around my waist, because I have no desire for my butt to be on display. Unfortunately, even with this particular measure of modesty, you still get the odd approacher. Apparently, everyone thinks that everyone else goes to the gym to make a dating connection. Sorry, but I don't. I didn't when I was single, either.

Also, the only "women's gym" I have ever personally lived anywhere near is Curves, which (if they even exist anymore) is hardly a "gym," just an aerobics studio.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:01 AM
 
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I wear my leggings/yoga pants for a few reasons...

1). They're comfortable and practical. I'm a housewife/mom and I don't ways feel like dressing up when I'm just taking the kids to school. Most days I get up and do my makeup, put on my nice clothes, etc....but not everyday. Yoga pants are great for running errands...comfy and cozy.

2) I spend about 2-3 hours in the gym daily. Yoga pants are appropriate for my workouts and again...comfy.

3). I have a nice physique and I'll admit...I look great in my yoga pants and enjoy the extra attention that comes with wearing them. They're form fitting and show off all of my hard gym work.

4) I'm a grown ass woman who reserves the right to wear whatever I want to wear.

And there you have it!
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:29 PM
 
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That's what 90% of the girls wear on the campus of URI.. that and their Uggs.. It's almost like their drones..
And 90% of guys on college campuses wear basketball shorts and sneakers.
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Old 12-06-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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No, they're not dressing for themselves. And anyone who says women categorically don't want to be approached in the gym is clueless or in denial.
I have a group that I work out with at 5:45 am. At that hour, I can tell you that neither males or females care what we look like. IF we did - we'd be in a lot of trouble. It's hard to look good starting out at 5:45 (most of us just roll out of bed and drive over) and by 6:45 - we're all drenched in sweat in addition to being tired and dirty.

Not exactly romance material.
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Old 12-06-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Please. I tolerate being ogled, because you can't really do anything about it, but, no, I don't want to be approached. It's uncomfortable, it's not flattering, I'm completely uninterested in forging a connection with someone at the gym, and would rather just be left alone. When I do use gyms, I try to go at times with the lowest possible traffic, and typically just work out outdoors, alone, to avoid it entirely if weather permits.

I wear compression pants when I work out, because they stay put and prevent chafing, and because my pants are fitted, I ALWAYS wear a shirt long enough to cover my butt, or tie a warmup jacket or sweatshirt around my waist, because I have no desire for my butt to be on display. Unfortunately, even with this particular measure of modesty, you still get the odd approacher. Apparently, everyone thinks that everyone else goes to the gym to make a dating connection. Sorry, but I don't. I didn't when I was single, either.

Also, the only "women's gym" I have ever personally lived anywhere near is Curves, which (if they even exist anymore) is hardly a "gym," just an aerobics studio.
We must defend our back ends against all the Gawking Gophers out there! Reminds me of this ad:


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Old 12-06-2013, 04:00 PM
 
Location: UpstateNY
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jury's out. If you look great and like the attention, do it.
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Old 12-06-2013, 04:12 PM
 
Location: In America's Heartland
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Just for the record... You all can wear anything you like to the gym. I couldn't care less.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I don't care what anybody else wears to the gym, either, providing it's clean and doesn't smell vile to be at the machine next to them. Some guys apparently don't believe in washing their gym clothes.
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Old 12-06-2013, 05:45 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I don't care what anybody else wears to the gym, either, providing it's clean and doesn't smell vile to be at the machine next to them. Some guys apparently don't believe in washing their gym clothes.
This to the max !!!
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Old 12-06-2013, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Any person who's briefly wondered if they'd been transported to the Pike Place Fish Market can tell you the issue of infrequently-washed workout clothes isn't exactly a gender-specific issue.
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