There are a lot of posts about people who do dumb stuff in the gym that gets under our skin, but today someone did something dumb that will probably effect me.
I lift at New York Sports Club in Hoboken(its in Jersey but in North Jersey they are New York Sports Clubs and in South Jersey they become Philadelphia Sports Clubs- Jersey gets no respect.) NYSC is your typical mass market gym- tons of cardio and a hundred personal trainers teaching people to balance on balls. But it has its upside- most have at least one power rack and one squat rack and plenty of benches and you can use bands and chains and straps and chalk.
Of course some people have to abuse everything.
I walk into the free weight area today and it looks like there was a snow storm by the squat racks. Now I know chalk can get messy, thats why I leave it in a block and keep it in a plastic bag, when I am in a commercial gym that I am sharing with others, and when I’m done I wipe off the bar.
Today someone must have come in with 10 lbs of chalk and just dumped it in the rack and then danced around in it. It was unbelievable. Why would someone do that and just leave that mess.
I’m sure next time I go to this gym there will be a sign that says no chalk. If I ran that gym and encountered the crazy mess that was left today I would probably make the rule myself. Some people just suck.
I’m sure the guy who left the mess will be the first one to bitch about the new rule too.