Not all people who walk into a gymnasium become all-star level professional “gym rats” (whoever coined that!) who become all hunky and muscular within the short period of time they expect themselves to be. But, when they walk in with such unrealistic passion and a “Veni, Vedi, Vici” attitude, they make for such poignant and (the best part) humorous observation. So much so that a listicle is a way to go for such an observation. Some people call one of them a palestra too, and some call them gym rats.
Here, however, we go with the terms gymmers and gymming. (I don’t know if it’s right; I shall be thankful to you for forgiving an engineer for his bad vocabulary! Trust me!)
1. The “I’m the One” Guy:
Are you one of those fans (including weird fangirls!) who watch The Matrix on an infinite loop, over and over again, to see Keanu Reeves being given the crown of “the One”? I don’t know much about you, but these types of guys certainly have, and it’s more than just a craze; it’s an influence!
These types of guys walk into the gym to earn that piece of “Hey, nice reflexes!” from other guys in the gym. So, essentially, it’s a fight to the death for being the fugleman amidst the gymmers for these guys. And, as it is with most things these days for amateurs, it usually ends in a fabulous fail!
2. The “I Am Here For My GF” Guy:
“Hey, dude! All right, we get it. You want to provide your girlfriend with the Shah Rukh Khan or the Channing Tatum she dreams of. But it’s not about the treadmill or the biceps. Women are smarter than ever now. Women want more from a guy – not just biceps or a set of abs! Ditch this one and find another girlfriend or get the hell out of this gym and join another. You are really starting to freak me out!”. You might want to take note and say this the next time you see this guy.
The “I’m Am Here For A GF” Guy:
“So, it’s the shirt. Or, the jeans. They have got to fit in like one of those Jockey commercial ads. And, so you hit the gym! All for what, to get something meaningful in life? To be well and fit as a fiddle? Oh, please! We know you have been eyeing that hot girl ever since high school. And, you figured out that hitting the gym was the best thing to do out of all the things in the world. I mean, you chose the gym over a nice heart, a helping tendency, and a sense of humor! Perfect! Better luck, buddy! Other than that, you suck!”. -to this guy!
This guy, really! Phew!
The “Love Me Tender” Guy:
This is the guy who always has girls thronging for a marital prospect! This person has various names, which are as common as a chocolate boy, cutie, etc., etc. (I can’t think of more names. I am a boy, you see, and I am not this guy, so certainly I wouldn’t know that!). But, still, this guy hits the gym without fail on an everyday basis. Why? Probably because this guy can’t get enough of the chaotic attention he is already getting. How cute!
The “Yoda” Guy:
Mastery is his game. The Jack of all trades in gymming, this guy is your typical “gym boy.” Been this way for a long time, he hits the gym for the most obvious reason: passion! The influence is mostly a father figure or the neighborhood tough guy; either way, he was sorted to be this from a young age, making this a legacy! This passion gives him the stamina to be the basic model of a perfect gymmer. I think we can leave this guy alone, for these guys are busy gymming. So, why bother?
There you have it—a list of the different types of guys that we can all find in a gym.