The Worst Season at the Gym Has Officially Arrived

The Worst Season at the Gym Has Officially Arrived

Starting a new year with optimism and a set of life-bettering goals is a great thing, but sometimes one woman’s dreams are another’s nightmares. When resolution season rolls around again, us regular gym-goers can’t help but notice the influx of bright-eyed newbies who, while full of good intentions, seem to make things more difficult for us. While we totally support everyone’s healthy new goals, there are some days other gym-goers make us grumpier than we’d like to admit. Try as we might to be on our best behavior, these are the bad habits that really get the best of us when prime sign-up season rolls around.

The Worst Season at the Gym Has Officially Arrived

The Worst Season at the Gym Has Officially Arrived

Starting a new year with optimism and a set of life-bettering goals is a great thing| but sometimes one woman’s dreams are another’s nightmares. When resolution season rolls around again| us regular gym-goers can’t help but notice the influx of bright-eyed newbies who| while full of good intentions| seem to make things more difficult for us. While we totally support everyone’s healthy new goals| there are some days other gym-goers make us grumpier than we’d like to admit. Try as we might to be on our best behavior| these are the bad habits that really get the best of us when prime sign-up season rolls around.

9 of the Most Embarrassing Gym Moments

9 of the Most Embarrassing Gym Moments

When you spend a lot of time at the gym working out, embarrassing moments happen. When these things occur, it’s important to laugh it off, pick yourself up, and stay on track. Hopefully these are simply memories of the past you can look back on and laugh at u2014 and nothing feels too fresh or painful.

9 of the Most Embarrassing Gym Moments

9 of the Most Embarrassing Gym Moments

When you spend a lot of time at the gym working out| embarrassing moments happen. When these things occur| it’s important to laugh it off| pick yourself up| and stay on track. Hopefully these are simply memories of the past you can look back on and laugh at u2014 and nothing feels too fresh or painful.

11 Emotional Stages Whole Foods Addicts Experience During a Shopping Trip

11 Emotional Stages Whole Foods Addicts Experience During a Shopping Trip

Every Whole Foods addict knows that their weekly shopping trip is not just a time to stock up on healthy foods u2014 it’s a spiritual experience. There’s not many places where health nuts can gather together to obsess over colorful produce and gluten-free desserts without feeling super judged. If you’re one of these organic-loving shoppers, you consider the popular chain The Holy Grail of food stores. And even though your first trip may have been a little intimidating (who knew that there were so many types of quinoa?), now you’re practically the store’s biggest advocate. Sure, you may get a little too excited over perfectly ripened avocado, but hey, Whole Foods is just that good.

| Pulling into the parking lot brings the same joy as Christmas morning.

That big, beautiful green sign never gets old.

| Deciding between a basket or cart is a true test of commitment.

Who are you kidding? Youu2019re in this for the long haul!

| Bringing someone to Whole Foods, aka The Happiest Place on Earth for the first time.

Surely theyu2019ll love it just as much as you do and thank you for years to come, right?!

| Spotting free samples in the produce section.

Maybe I should have five or six peach slices, you know, just to make sure that I actually like it . . .

| Having to choose between snacks for your walletu2019s sake.

Locally grown strawberries or non-GMO apples? Why do hard decisions happen to good people?!

| Waiting for someone who is taking too long at the scale in the bulk section.

It does not take this long to weigh granola. It just doesnu2019t.

| Picking the perfect drink at the juice bar.

Smoothie or juice? SMOOTHIE OR JUICE?

| Using every ounce of will power to make it to the register without grabbing a sweet treat.

The bakery section is trying to ruin that spinach coconut water smoothie you just drank and you are NOT having it.

| Forgetting how long the checkout line always is.

How are you supposed to wait another minute to dive into those three different flavors of kale chips?!

| Making the mistake of looking at your receipt.

Well, it looks like youu2019ll have to give up going out with your friends for a month to compensate for that freshly ground almond butter. #worthIt

| Walking out of the store ready to cook your heart out.

Until next week, Whole Foods.

11 Emotional Stages Whole Foods Addicts Experience During a Shopping Trip

11 Emotional Stages Whole Foods Addicts Experience During a Shopping Trip

Every Whole Foods addict knows that their weekly shopping trip is not just a time to stock up on healthy foods u2014 it’s a spiritual experience. There’s not many places where health nuts can gather together to obsess over colorful produce and gluten-free desserts without feeling super judged. If you’re one of these organic-loving shoppers| you consider the popular chain The Holy Grail of food stores. And even though your first trip may have been a little intimidating (who knew that there were so many types of quinoa?)| now you’re practically the store’s biggest advocate. Sure| you may get a little too excited over perfectly ripened avocado| but hey| Whole Foods is just that good.

| Pulling into the parking lot brings the same joy as Christmas morning.

That big| beautiful green sign never gets old.

| Deciding between a basket or cart is a true test of commitment.

Who are you kidding? Youu2019re in this for the long haul!

| Bringing someone to Whole Foods| aka The Happiest Place on Earth for the first time.

Surely theyu2019ll love it just as much as you do and thank you for years to come| right?!

| Spotting free samples in the produce section.

Maybe I should have five or six peach slices| you know| just to make sure that I actually like it . . .

| Having to choose between snacks for your walletu2019s sake.

Locally grown strawberries or non-GMO apples? Why do hard decisions happen to good people?!

| Waiting for someone who is taking too long at the scale in the bulk section.

It does not take this long to weigh granola. It just doesnu2019t.

| Picking the perfect drink at the juice bar.

Smoothie or juice? SMOOTHIE OR JUICE?

| Using every ounce of will power to make it to the register without grabbing a sweet treat.

The bakery section is trying to ruin that spinach coconut water smoothie you just drank and you are NOT having it.

| Forgetting how long the checkout line always is.

How are you supposed to wait another minute to dive into those three different flavors of kale chips?!

| Making the mistake of looking at your receipt.

Well| it looks like youu2019ll have to give up going out with your friends for a month to compensate for that freshly ground almond butter. #worthIt

| Walking out of the store ready to cook your heart out.

Until next week| Whole Foods.

The 11 Things We Wish People Would Immediately Stop Doing at the Gym

The 11 Things We Wish People Would Immediately Stop Doing at the Gym

Working out releases endorphins| and endorphins make you happy u2014 so hitting the gym should be like the adult equivalent of visiting Disneyland| right? In reality| getting our butt to the gym is a challenge| and once we get sweating| there are always certain gym-goers who distract us from our treadmill routines. It stinks| but certain bad behaviors by others can spoil even the best workout. Read on for the 11 gym faux pas that we feel can really kill the mood| plus if there any others that really grind your gears| share them in the comments!

| Getting Too Close For Comfort

Every treadmill is open| but they choose the one right next to you. Really?

| Failing to Clean Their Sweat Off of a Machine

Well| we’re definitely not getting on that elliptical.

| Abusing the Locker Room

We all need a little something called personal space.

| Having a One-Person Party

When we can hear the Shakira song through their headphones| it’s time to take it down a notch.

| Getting Too Loud and Proud While Lifting

Grunting| dropping weights| yelling in excitement . . . we could live without them.

| Hogging Our Stretch Space

They’ve commandeered a ball| roller| and block and take up the entire stretching mat| leaving us one teeny-tiny corner u2014 great| thanks.

| Making Personal Calls on the Treadmill

We now know the intimate details of last night’s Tinder date| plus what their mom ate for dinner.

| Loudly Leaving Yoga Class With 10 Minutes Left

So. Not. Zen.

| Complaining Through Their Entire Workout

Maybe it’s time to call it a day?

| Loving Themselves a Little Too Much

They won’t stop winking at their reflection| and it’s making us uncomfortable.

| Attempting to Cut the Line For Spin Class

Nope.

The 13 Worst Fitness Instructors Ever

If back-to-school time has inspired you to get more serious about your workouts and you’re a hit-the-gym-for-a-class kind of girl, I’m sure you’ve experienced your fair share of fitness instructors ¡ª some good, and some not so good. And then there’s this group . . .

The FlirtImage Source: New Line Cinema

This person thinks everyone wants to date him or her; they’re all touchy-feely, winking left and right, and giving away their phone number like class is happy hour. And they never get the hint that you’re not interested.

The High and MightyImage Source: Apatow Productions

We get it. You’re great at what you do, and people love you for it. Please get off your pedestal and come down to sweat with the rest of us.

The Insane Hard-AssImage Source: Lionsgate Television

This teacher is so crazy-intense, you wonder if you walked into an actual boot camp by accident. Your body shakes, your sweat is pooling on the floor, and she makes you do an extra set. And don’t you dare reach for your reusable bottle ¡ª water is for wusses!

The SingerImage Source: Fox

Oooh, I love this song, who sings it?! Beyonc¨¦, you say? Let’s keep it that way.

The ScreamerImage Source: NBC

This teacher believes that motivation is measured by decibels in their voice ¡ª the louder they scream, the more reps you’ll do. But we really don’t need you to do that the entire 60-minute class, thanks.

The OversharerImage Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures

There’s a fine line between connecting with your students and sharing information you’d only share with your doctor, your mom, or your BFF. Sorry, but no, I don’t want to hear about your bathroom issues or any other issues for that matter.

The Show-Off

Inspiration is one thing, but when we’re struggling to get through 20 squats and you’re like, “Look how many I can do while holding this 20-pound medicine ball above my head,” we secretly wish that ball would fall on your head.

The All-Up-in-Your-SpaceImage Source: Walt Disney Pictures

Helpful adjustments are always appreciated, but it’s totally creepy when you walk by and lay a lingering hand on me every two minutes. Also ¡ª that’s my boob, not my shoulder.

The DorkImage Source: NBC

It’s bad enough that he’s embarrassing himself up there with those awful moves, but what’s even worse is he wants you to follow along.

The StinkerImage Source: NBC

Stinky breath, stinky cologne, stinky I-know-you-haven’t-done-laundry-in-weeks gym clothes ¡ª it all stinks.

The Doesn’t-Practice-What-They-PreachImage Source: Twentieth Century Fox

We don’t expect you to do 100 push-ups without a break, but you probably shouldn’t let everyone see you down a Snickers bar and Coke before class.

The Late BloomerImage Source: ABC

We all struggle to get to class on time, but we don’t expect the teacher to be later than us.

The Walking ColdImage Source: RKO Radio Picture

No cold or flu keeps you from class, but we wish it would. Really.

The 13 Worst Fitness Instructors Ever

If back-to-school time has inspired you to get more serious about your workouts and you’re a hit-the-gym-for-a-class kind of girl| I’m sure you’ve experienced your fair share of fitness instructors some good| and some not so good. And then there’s this group . . .

The FlirtImage Source: New Line Cinema

This person thinks everyone wants to date him or her; they’re all touchy-feely| winking left and right| and giving away their phone number like class is happy hour. And they never get the hint that you’re not interested.

The High and MightyImage Source: Apatow Productions

We get it. You’re great at what you do| and people love you for it. Please get off your pedestal and come down to sweat with the rest of us.

The Insane Hard-AssImage Source: Lionsgate Television

This teacher is so crazy-intense| you wonder if you walked into an actual boot camp by accident. Your body shakes| your sweat is pooling on the floor| and she makes you do an extra set. And don’t you dare reach for your reusable bottle water is for wusses!

The SingerImage Source: Fox

Oooh| I love this song| who sings it?! Beyoncé| you say? Let’s keep it that way.

The ScreamerImage Source: NBC

This teacher believes that motivation is measured by decibels in their voice ¡ª the louder they scream| the more reps you’ll do. But we really don’t need you to do that the entire 60-minute class| thanks.

The OversharerImage Source: Fox Searchlight Pictures

There’s a fine line between connecting with your students and sharing information you’d only share with your doctor| your mom| or your BFF. Sorry| but no| I don’t want to hear about your bathroom issues or any other issues for that matter.

The Show-Off

Inspiration is one thing| but when we’re struggling to get through 20 squats and you’re like| “Look how many I can do while holding this 20-pound medicine ball above my head|” we secretly wish that ball would fall on your head.

The All-Up-in-Your-SpaceImage Source: Walt Disney Pictures

Helpful adjustments are always appreciated| but it’s totally creepy when you walk by and lay a lingering hand on me every two minutes. Also ¡ª that’s my boob| not my shoulder.

The DorkImage Source: NBC

It’s bad enough that he’s embarrassing himself up there with those awful moves| but what’s even worse is he wants you to follow along.

The StinkerImage Source: NBC

Stinky breath| stinky cologne| stinky I-know-you-haven’t-done-laundry-in-weeks gym clothes ¡ª it all stinks.

The Doesn’t-Practice-What-They-PreachImage Source: Twentieth Century Fox

We don’t expect you to do 100 push-ups without a break| but you probably shouldn’t let everyone see you down a Snickers bar and Coke before class.

The Late BloomerImage Source: ABC

We all struggle to get to class on time| but we don’t expect the teacher to be later than us.

The Walking ColdImage Source: RKO Radio Picture

No cold or flu keeps you from class| but we wish it would. Really.

If the Gym Is Your Second Home, These GIFs Are For You

Sometimes it feels like the gym is my second home ¡ª but I’ll take the name “gym rat” in stride! If you can relate, you’ll get a kick out of these GIFs.

When you walk in, you’re pumped to see your favorite front-desk attendant.

Source: NBCYou tend to get a little excited when your favorite treadmill is open.

Source: GiphyYou’ve got the class schedule memorized.

Source: GiphyThere is no new workout class you won’t try! No matter how crazy the uniform . . .

Source: Jennie WidegrenYou’ll be rocking (at least part of) your gym gear at work.

Source: NBCBefore you pencil in any extracurricular plans, you make sure they don’t conflict with your workout schedule.

Source: NBCBecause having to skip your favorite instructor’s class brings you close to tears.

Source: Paramount PicturesYou have a go-to crew of workout buddies.

Source: Tumblr user WORKAHOLICSYou’re not afraid to lift.

Source: ABCPeople always comment on your great form.

Source: Tumblr user standardmovesBut those compliments never get old.

Source: Comedy Central

You’re rarely fazed when someone hits on you during a workout.

Source: Tumblr user gabewebEven if it’s a trainer.

Source: Focus FeaturesBut most importantly, you know it’s about more than weight loss; this is a lifestyle.

Source: GiphyWorking out makes you feel awesome!

Source: NBCAnd that’s why you’re committed.

Source: Tumblr user beauxdacious