Don’t Be a Crappy Gym Partner
There is nothing better than having a gym partner that you can rely on. This beautiful gym unicorn is always available when you want to work out, they are never late, they push you when you need to be pushed, naturally pump you up and never let you weasel out of a workout. Unfortunately, for every unicorn there is a crappy gym partner. Wondering what category you fall into? Check our out list of what makes a crappy gym partner to determine if you are less of a unicorn and more of a donkey!
Queen of Excuses…..
Insert excuse here…. woke up late, not feeling well, kids are crazy, tired after work, lost a shoe. Whatever the “reason,” this gym partner will have a handful of colorful excuses for why she can’t make it to the gym, often leaving you high and dry.
I Can’t Cathy….
This gym donkey may make it to the gym, but she will give you a thousand reason why she, “can’t.” She can’t lift weights because she doesn’t want to get big and bulky, she can’t do chest exercises because she doesn’t want man chest, she can’t spot you because the barbell looks dangerous, and she can’t join you on the treadmill because, well she just can’t.
Know-It All Nancy….
She’s a Crossfit guru, because she took a class… that one time. She will namaste the hell out of you, and tell you your breathing is off, your Mountain Pose is crooked, and your Scorpion looks more like a cricket, and how does she know this? Because her app told her so. Ohh, and by the way, your dead-lift form is completely off, and you could probably squat a lot heavier if your hips were right.
She can’t walk into the gym before checking in on Facebook, and before every exercise she needs to take a selfie on the equipment. Post workout selfie in the mirror, absolutely! And you better believe she’ll get one more side profile bathroom shot before you walk out. You can never tell if Patty’s arms are sore because of the 5 minutes of free weights, or the 30 minutes of selfies!
The best gym partners are consistent, motivating and supportive. So, if you decide to partner up do your best to be a majestic gym unicorn!