Sometimes, these people make you laugh. Other times, they make you cringe. And sometimes, they may even make you a little bit angry.
The Selfie King/Queen1 of 13
The King is probably about to get his last set of curls in. The Queen might be getting ready to start a fitness class or log some treadmill miles. But first, let them take their selfies.
With the growing popularity of social media and front-facing smartphone cameras, the Selfie Kings and Queens seem to have doubled in population. You see them often—in front of the mirrors by the free weights, in the corner of the cardio machine area where the prime lighting is or even out by the lap pool.
Wherever they are, just know they will never miss an opportunity to let all of their friends and followers know they're exercising.
The Grunter2 of 13
"AHH!" "OHH!" "PFF!"
You can hear The Grunter from across the gym. Luckily, the improved technology and convenience of headphones has reduced the impact of The Grunter. If you forget your music, though, you're in for a long workout.
The Profuse Sweat Dripper3 of 13
OK, seriously? Did you just get out of the pool? Is it raining outside?
The Profuse Sweat Dripper is especially dreaded at gyms that don't hand out free workout towels. Some of them are gracious enough to wipe down machines and benches when they're finished. The others? Let's just say you might want to bring your own towel.
The Social Butterfly4 of 13
The Social Butterfly is found—or more likely heard—at the gym often. This is the man or woman that spends more time talking than exercising.
They're probably blabbering about the last night's episode of their favorite television series or the latest neighborhood gossip. Similar to The Grunter situation, let's just hope you have your headphones with you.
The Gearaholic5 of 13
Nike this, Nike that. Under Armour shorts, Adidas hat.
The Gearaholic is the one who spent more money on his or her workout outfit than the yearlong gym membership alone. They don't necessarily affect you—it's not your money, after all—but you can't help but notice them out of the corner of your eye and question their tactics.
The Equipment Hog6 of 13
"Excuse me, I'm using that machine."
"No, you're not. You're 15 feet away doing push-ups," you think to yourself.
The Equipment Hog could very well be the most difficult to deal with. He or she is all about those supersets, and if that means they unofficially reserve two machines, four dumbbells, and 10 feet of floor space, then so be it.
They're often in great shape, and are doing quite a difficult workout. But that doesn't mean you aren't entitled to at least one major eye roll and a few unpleasant words under your breath when they ask you to move.
The Klutz7 of 13
The Klutz may very well drop a 40-pound dumbbell on your foot while you're walking by. If that's not the case, this person can often be found slipping in the locker room, tripping on the Stairmaster, getting buried at the bottom of their last rep on squats, or finding some other new way to get hurt. Just keep yourself at a distance, and everything should be OK—for you at least.
The Obsessive Water Drinker8 of 13
Really? Do you need to carry around that gallon jug of water with you right now? You can't possibly drink that whole thing in one workout, can you?
Oh yes they can. They are going to stay hydrated at all costs, and there's nothing you can do about it.
The "What Are You Doing?" Guy or Girl9 of 13
What are you doing? That's not even an exercise. You're literally not working any part of your body.
The Ninja Warrior10 of 13
You see that guy over on the pull-up bar swinging around like a monkey? Or how about that girl to his right, hanging upside down?
They might be training for the next season of "America Ninja Warrior." And they probably have the strongest grip strength in your entire town. More power to them, but those exercises sure get distracting sometimes.
The Karaoke Champion11 of 13
Ma'am, we can hear you belting out Taylor Swift lyrics in between sets.
Sir, I understand you can recite Eminem's "Lose Yourself" from start to finish, but I came here to work out, not for karaoke night.
Once again, don't forget your headphones.
The Former High School or College Athlete12 of 13
He can't let it go. He'd be in the NFL by now if it wasn't for the knee injury. He sure loves talking with the locals about his game-winning touchdown catch against the cross-town rivals his junior year of high school, though.
She wants everyone to know. Those official university-issued clothes? Yeah, she played a sport in college.