This is Lady Diet - the fit, fun and fabulous host of Diet.com's weekly Diet & Fitness Podcast!
Have you been to the gym lately? Ever since the New Year began, the gyms have been packed. And they arenâ€™t always packed with the highest quality gym rats. With all the goons around, youâ€™re not guaranteed to have the best gym experience. Comedian Ted Alexandro knows all too well what Iâ€™m talking about. His â€śGymâ€ť joke targets theâ€¦ um, interesting characters you may encounter at the gym:
Not every gym experience is this funny. Sometimes itâ€™s downright revolting. Like when the incredibly sweaty person neglects to wipe down their machineâ€¦ and youâ€™re next in line! As much as I love grasping the handles of a stationary bike and finding my hands drenched in someone elseâ€™s sweat, not everyone is thrilled with the idea. Make sure youâ€™re not contributing to gym germ warfare by bringing along a towel and giving your machine a good wipe when youâ€™re through.
Also, make sure you need the equipment or space youâ€™re using. Donâ€™t stroll leisurely on the treadmill if there is a line of people waiting for it. And donâ€™t use the mats on the floor to take a nap; theyâ€™re meant for doing ab work. Donâ€™t use one weight bench as a shelf for your personal belongings while using another bench to lift. And donâ€™t be one of those pigeon people that Ted is talking about. Checking your form in the mirror is one thing. Staring at yourself for hours from several different angles to really narrow down your best sideâ€¦well, thatâ€™s totally unacceptable.
There are things that people like to hear while theyâ€™re at the gym. â€śNiiiice form,â€ť or â€śThis machineâ€™s all yours,â€ť or â€śYou look like you work out,â€ť are good examples. But there are other things Iâ€™m less thrilled to hear while working out. These include, â€śOh my God, watch out,â€ť and â€śSorryâ€¦ but can you smell that?â€ť and â€śFIRE DRILL!â€ť We can all do without unnecessary grunting, loud iPods, and the sound of weights crashing to the floor. Do Lady Diet a favor and please, keep this in mind.
One last gym no-no: If youâ€™re sick, stay home. Everyone here is breathing heavily. And no one needs to be sucking in the sickly mucus your coughing just launched into the air!
Yes, the gym sucks sometimes. But with the help of Lady Diet and funnyman Ted Alexandro, you can turn the yucks into yuk-yuks! Laughing is a great workout in itself. Just make sure youâ€™re not cracking up while youâ€™re lifting 200 pounds of weight over your head!
Do you have any gym horror stories to share? Send me your off-the-wall experience at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If todayâ€™s Podcast left YOU cracking up, please visit Tedâ€™s website at www.tedalexandro.com for more of his amusing commentary on life!
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Cracking Gym Jokes