These Ridiculous Gym Moments Made Us Stare in Disbelief

2019-11-23 Stories

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For most people, a gym is a place where they come to sweat profoundly and shed a few extra pounds.  It's a place filled with men and women determined to get in shape and you might think that the vibe there is all sporty and serious, but that's where you'd be wrong.

It's incredible how much weird stuff happens at the gym – we kid you not! People wear their weirdest clothes, some of them put on crazy shoes and heels, and sometimes there are animals involved.

There are also numerous cases of people coming to the gym to do some other stuff like reading, drinking coffee, or eating ice-cream. It's like a different world in there! Take a look at these wow-worthy gym moments and they’ll definitely make your day better.


38. Going on a date… to the gym?

Women like to look good and there’s nothing wrong with getting dressed up for a night out or a date with a boyfriend, but something different is happening in this picture.

The lady in a pink dress and gorgeous heels surely looks stunning, but we can’t but ask ourselves why would she hit the gym dressed like that? Was she stood up by her date and decided to let off steam in a gym? Or did she have some spare time before going out with her friends and thought it would be nice to do some weights?

So many questions that no one can answer… But one thing we know for sure – you don't see a woman dressed like that in a gym every day! So savour this moment.


37. The perfect dress code

Dressing for a workout can be tricky in many ways. You need to feel comfy, but you also want to look good.

Most of the time people choose something functional without thinking if it’s trendy or not. Still, when it comes to women, things may take on a different turn.

This woman definitely cares about the impact she makes in a gym. Her outfit looks quite spectacular, to say the least.


36. That’s not quite how you do it

First-timers know that going to the gym can be a very intimidating experience. There are so many machines there and you just feel like everyone is staring right at you!

Quickly, you decide to jump on the first equipment at hand and just start doing anything to avoid the awkward moment. And yet… You end up creating an even more embarrassing situation!

This woman was definitely trying to show that she knows what she’s doing, but she failed miserably. You rarely see something like this in the gym!


35. Heels are a big no-no

Heels are amazing, right? We all love them! Women like wearing heels because they feel good about themselves looking posh and stylish, and men also like them because women look so gorgeous wearing stilettos.

Still, it’s one thing wearing heels when you go out on a date and it’s a completely different matter when you wear them to your workout.

If this woman wanted to prove that you should never wear heels to the gym – she succeeded! And even more than that – we believe that doing this type of heavy lifting in heels can be dangerous for health.


34. The ultimate workout

If you’ve ever been to the gym you know there are all kinds of people there doing various crazy things. Sometimes their workout is amazing and sometimes it’s hard to look at it without flinching.

This guy, on the other hand, came up with a very unique way to exercise. He combines lifting weights with some pretty energetic dancing.

We have no idea how hard it is to dance like that, but it looks like a full-body workout that will make you all sweaty in just a few minutes! It looks kind of cool.


33. Lunch at the gym

It’s not really surprising to see people munch on something in the gym. Mostly they eat energy bars and drink various energy drinks, but there are cases of some pretty heavy food breaks.

We’ve seen some girls eat ice-cream in the gym and one woman drink cola while running on a treadmill, but this guy has definitely taken things a little bit too far.

Is this what he thinks workout is all about? If the answer is yes, then we have some bad news for this gentleman. You come to the gym to sweat and shed pounds, not to eat and gain some more!


32. An unexpected workout

Okay, we admit, workout machines can be frustrating even for the most experienced users. You look at them and can’t really decide how to use them. All the movements seem kind of right!

That’s probably what happened to this dude who is using the workout machine in a very peculiar way. What is he training for, exactly?

In times like this it’s always better to ask the advice of a trainer or a gym instructor who knows the equipment better. Because this here looks beyond embarrassing.


31. Martial arts pro

Sometimes you see this one cool move in the movie and decide to give it a try. You can learn anything if you try hard enough, right?

This guy was practicing a high kick worthy of Jean-Claude Van Damme in his younger days, but something definitely went wrong in the end.

We have to applaud him for his effort nonetheless because he almost made it! Next time it’ll definitely be a proper high kick.


30. Just be confident

At first, this woman seems very confident about what she’s doing and we almost believe her, until a few moments later when she comes down in the most embarrassing moment ever.

Why do people do this to themselves? And most importantly, how do they recover after this awkwardness?

She’ll probably have to check into another gym where no one knows her if she wants to peacefully continue her workouts.


29. The ultimate weirdness

No matter how you look at it, this guy is doing something weird. Why on Earth would you want to use this workout machine like that?

He could have easily damaged his neck by performing this crazy move. And what did this guy want to achieve in the end – have a super muscular neck?

This is just another proof that people do all kinds of crazy things in the gym. You can observe, but you should never ever try this yourself.


28. Aggressive workout

One thing should be said about drop ceilings – they aren’t meant to hold a person’s weight! They are called ‘false ceilings’ for a reason, you know.

They may look and function great, but when you try turning them into workout equipment – they fail miserably.

This guy had to learn the truth the hard way! We just really hope he didn’t hurt himself. The repairs would be quite costly, though.


27. The evil treadmill

A treadmill can be so complicated, don’t you think? One wrong step and it will send you flying across the room, or worse.

One should be very careful when stepping on a treadmill because you never know just how fast it is going. It’s always better to bring it to a full stop and then start from the beginning.

Well, the first girl was definitely smart enough not to step onto a moving treadmill, but the other one decided to try her luck. We’re almost sure she’ll never do it again.


26. A puzzling exercise

Looking at this guy it’s really hard to imagine what he’s trying to achieve. Is he working on some dance moves? Is it a type of a new weird workout we’ve never heard of?

We’ll probably never know the truth, but it looks like he’s having fun with his workout at least. Jumping up and down, changing his legs, and once again…

We are wondering whether that workout machine is even meant for exercises like this, though. But most importantly, we hope this guy didn’t get injured in any way!


25. Balancing like a pro

Sometimes you come to the gym and you just feel like trying something new instead of the old boring workout machines. Did you ever get that feeling? No?

Well, this guy was definitely feeling adventurous with his workout routine when he decided to do this pose while lifting some heavyweights.

We aren’t even sure how he’s doing it – he should have fallen already, but he keeps on standing! It takes some mad balancing skills to perform this, that’s for sure.


24. Dog yoga

And we mean it quite literally – dogs love doing yoga even more than humans! Of course, they have their own version of yoga asanas, but can you really blame them? They are dogs, after all.

This cute doggy probably thought his owner was doing too much training, so he decided to help in the best way possible – by jumping on the girl’s back! The pup seems quite comfortable and the girl, for better or worse, won’t be doing any movements any time soon.

It doesn’t look like the puppy is planning to go anywhere in the nearest future, so the woman might as well have a nap. This may be the most relaxed yoga session ever!


23. The evil twin

This gym photo seemed perfectly normal at first and we could have easily dismissed it as just another girlie selfie, but then a peculiar detail emerged. Can you already see it? This photo definitely needs a double take!

While this girl was posing for her regular gym selfie, something weird was happening in the background. Can you see another girl who looks exactly like the one in the front? They seem so alike, almost like twin sisters!

Of course, they are dressed differently, so there's no doubt there are two girls in the photo, but their resemblance is uncanny! It looks like a reflection, but then you spot the little details that make the second girl different… It's quite mind-bending, to say the least!


22. Batman to the rescue

Did you ever wonder how superheroes get ready for their daily jobs that require saving the world, catching some criminals, and rescuing a few damsels in distress while they're at it? No? Well, neither did we, but apparently, they need to train just as much as other men and women.

Batman here is hitting the treadmill in his full attire looking like he just went from catching bad guys straight to the gym. Seeing him wear all this stuff while running does raise a question – doesn’t he feel hot in it?

We realize being a superhero without actual superpowers is tough, but it would have been better for him to hit his personal gym and leave all the extra stuff hanging in the closet. Well, he may also be preparing to run a marathon in full disguise - that would explain the masked workout at the gym.


21. The best spandex ever

Can you believe this guy? We don't really know whether to be shocked, impressed, or pleasantly amused. This cat spandex is weird on so many levels! And at the same time, it looks quite amazing. And a guy is wearing it!

So many emotions and so little answers as to why this man is rocking this look. The woman’s face, though, reflects everything that’s going on in the gym. Her expression is weird, confusing, and kind of brilliant at the same time.

We really wish we could ask that guy some questions! He might be just a crazy cat lover, who put on this weird spandex for some workout inspiration. Or he knows that women love cats so he’s using this look to get some attention. Any way you look at it, this guy is a genius!


20. The Cinderella workout

Even Disney princesses find time to do some exercises, so what’s your excuse? But seriously, look at this gorgeous Cinderella rocking a cute blue outfit while she’s performing some aerobics moves. She looks amazing!

You might have noticed that it’s not exactly a gym photo, but who are we to judge a Disney princess? She exercises wherever she wants and whenever she finds time to do it. Maybe the life of a princess is more complicated than we thought?

We kind of get it why she wouldn’t want to hit the gym – people would probably stare at her and maybe even ask for autographs! The life of a celebrity is tough like that.


19. Here’s how you do it, human

If you're familiar with yoga and yogic asanas (or poses) you've probably heard about the Upward Dog pose. And if you haven't – here is a striking example of how one should perform it! Yes, this is exactly what it looks like and we can't but wonder how on Earth this cute dog managed to do it.

The dog’s posture is amazing, and look at those hinder paws! This pup is too cute to be real. Did he learn this pose watching his owner do yoga or did it come naturally to him? It is called the Upward Dog for a reason, you know.

We don’t know the story behind this photo, but one thing we can tell for sure – it’s the cutes dog yoga we’ve ever seen! And the pup does look like he knows what he’s doing. Maybe he can become a yoga teacher in the future?


18. Hitting the gym when you’re 99

Can you believe this woman? She’s 99 years old and she still goes to the gym! But never mind that - she’s 99, and she still looks so good! We wouldn’t give her more than 70 years. Seriously, this granny is a tough cookie.

The lady received a martini at the gym as a small gift to celebrate her birthday. It was very nice of gym workers to do that for her. Well, even she decided to show up at the gym and just randomly have a drink there, it would have been cool as well.

Because when you’re 99 you can do whatever you want. There are not many perks in getting old, but this is definitely one of them.


17. Trying way too hard

This girl might fool some gym newbies, but we can see right through her. She’s not working out at all! We get it, going to a gym is cool and taking a tough selfie is a must for most people. Still, she could have put a little more effort into making this photo look more believable.

Did you ever see the faces of people exercising? They are far from cute and lovely because of the effort it takes to work with weights and other machines.

This girl, on the other hand, has a very cute expression like she’s about to laugh out loud. You don’t get all giggly while you sweat, that’s for sure. Still, she can start by faking it and then she might get the inspiration to actually exercise using those machines!


16. Birds also need exercise

We don’t know about all the birds, but this little parrot certainly likes to get a little bit sweaty in a gym along with his owner. He has his very own training stick and seems quite enthusiastic about the whole process.

It seems that taking pets to the gym is quite a big trend these days. People take their pups, birds, and even cats to train with them. Although, cats are probably too lazy to exercise and would just lie and sleep somewhere in the corner.

This bird, on the other hand, seems super excited to be in the gym and exercise along with everyone else. Will it become stronger, we wonder? Like a parrot version of Schwarzenegger with strong wings and even stronger legs.


15. Awkward gymnastics

These girls look happy to be in the gym and seem to have enough energy to exercise for hours in a row. Still, looking at this image, we can’t but wonder if the movements they are doing are actually safe.

The girl that is doing push-ups while hanging in the air is a real pro and could probably do a dozen of them. Her friend, on the other hand, seems to be pretty uncomfortable with the whole situation.

Why do we have a feeling that something bad is about to happen? The girl who is keeping her friend up in the air seems kind of shaky. She might actually drop the girl! We hope no one got hurt in the end.


14. High heels vs. sneakers

We get it, high heels look beautiful and some women can wear them literally anywhere. But is it really that comfy wearing heels to the gym? A place where people get all sweaty and smelly, trying to build the bodies of their dreams.

Is this woman trying to impress someone? In that case, well done, because it’s impossible to ignore such an outfit when you come to the gym.

We have to applaud her, though, because wearing high heels is a workout in itself! If she's doing exercises wearing pumps, well, it's a stunt worthy of a Wonder Woman.


13. The show must go on

Just when we thought we’ve seen everything we stumbled upon this crazy photo. Can you believe what’s going on in the picture? A whole music band is hitting the gym like it’s the most common thing ever!

Just look at them casually exercising on a treadmill in full attire with huge musical instruments in their hands. We bet they were even playing loudly for everyone to hear!  And look at the guy on the left, the only one who’s not wearing a suit – he just keeps on doing his run like nothing special is going on.

This is definitely one of the weirdest things that have ever happened in a gym. We just wish we were there to witness this!


12. Break the system

People have different reasons for hitting the gym – some want to shed all those extra pounds, while others want to build a more stunning body. Either way, most people come there to work out and sweat like crazy.

But not this woman!  Instead of running on the treadmill, she decided to ride on it. This is kind of cool if you want out opinion, but it totally contradicts the whole purpose of a treadmill. You know, the one that you have to be running using your legs.

We have to give it to her, though, the idea to ride a treadmill like this is kind of genius. It’s also a good way to train your balance. Still, we wouldn’t recommend doing this yourself – just use your legs and run like normal people.


11. The best workout partner

Is it a good idea to take your dog to the gym with you? We believe there is no right or wrong answer to that as all pups are different. Still, we imagine that dogs, who generally like to be with their owners wherever they go, would be on cloud nine to spend a few extra hours with them at a gym.

Wouldn’t pets get bored hanging out there all by themselves, while men and women are doing their workouts? Well, that could probably happen, but only if your dog is all alone in there.

This woman found a perfect solution – she took her pet to the gym and found a buddy for him to play with! It doesn’t seem that her workout is going too well, but the dogs seem to be having fun.


10. Ouch!

While most people can exercise on their own in the gym, there are also those that require the help of a trainer. You might not need a pro trainer telling you how many push-ups to do and how many laps you should run on a treadmill, but he'll be useful when you're about to try a machine you've never seen before.

This poor woman was definitely not expecting this to happen… That strap should be in some other place, that’s for sure!

It’s generally a good idea to ask around before trying equipment you’re not familiar with. There’s no shame in asking for help – this simple act will save you from moments like this!


9. Hello from the 80s

Okay, we've seen girls rocking high heels and pumps, but what we haven't seen yet is a fashion show reminiscent of the 80s. Can you believe these girls? They look like they stepped out of the 80s sports fashion magazine!

Well, judging by the photo they had fun not only working out but also posing and taking pictures. If we were there, we'd ask for a group photo as well!

If you’re feeling a bit down going to the gym you can also turn it into a fun fashion event. It will definitely lift your spirits! It’s also a good way to make some new friends.


8. The Stormtrooper attack

Having seen so many crazy outfits in the gym you probably think that nothing will impress you… But what about this workout moment? An actual Star Wars stormtrooper is in the gym!

He doesn’t seem to be working out, so maybe he’s there to intimidate the woman who’s doing some exercises? If we were there, we would probably just run away screaming.

This woman, on the other hand, continues doing her workout like nothing weird is going on. Does she even see the stormtrooper? She might be so into her workout that she doesn’t notice what’s going on around her. She’ll be really surprised afterwards, that’s for sure!


7. Get ripped or go home

Wow, can you believe this woman? It wouldn’t really be surprising to see a ripped guy holding his equally ripped girlfriend on his shoulders, but seeing the woman do it is something else entirely.

We can’t even start to imagine how many hours (or years?) of training it takes to become so strong that you can hold this huge muscular guy like he weighs nothing at all. Her training regimen must be fierce!

And look at this guy’s legs! His one leg seems thicker than her whole upper body. Kudos to this fit man for training so hard and rocking such a chiseled body.


6. Double combo

Are we seeing double or are there actually two identical-looking beautiful women on this photo? Yes, they are twins, but not all twins look so much alike and decide to rock the same look, wear the same outfit, and go to the same gym all at once!

They also seem to be equally fit, so they must have been doing it for more than just a few months.

They look striking and we hope some sports magazine will notice them and offer to do a photoshoot! Just seeing these two gorgeous ladies working out in the gym is a huge inspiration for everyone.


5. When you forgot your sneakers at home

It’s not the first lady on our list who is wearing pumps to the gym, but we still get amazed when we see these fashion choices. Did she forget her training sneakers at home? Or was it a conscious decision?

Whether she put them on to attract some attention or simply to click a fun photo, we must admit she’s doing a great job exercising in those high heels. It’s a real art and not all women can even walk in them, let alone perform some kind of workout.

We should also applaud the shoemakers that created these pumps because usually they aren’t meant to hold so much extra weight. Are they made of steel or what?


4. The irresistible punching bag

This must be one very special punching bag as it got so much attention from two gorgeous gym-goers. Punching bags are named like that for a reason, you know, so most of the time they just get kicked, punched, and beaten in various ways.

This punching bag, on the other hand, got some special treatment from two beautiful ladies. It must have been the best day of its life! If punching bags could think and feel, of course.

Anyway, we’re happy that this punching bag received some love instead of kicks and punches. We’re definitely moving towards a better future, people!


3. What happens at the gym, stays at the gym

Out of all the weird things we’ve seen happening at the gym, this one is definitely among the most unusual ones. Why on Earth would a girl dressed in a prom gown be going to the gym? Did she have a rough prom experience? And why is she cleaning the mat?

So many questions and no back story that would satisfy our curiosity. It might have been just a weird idea for a gym-inspired photo session.

Either way, she doesn’t look too happy being there all dressed up and doing God knows what among all those sports machines. We just hope her prom night was alright!


2. The ultimate boredom

Did you ever feel bored at the gym? Like that time when you didn’t really want to go there but still decided to give it a try, although your body wasn’t really into it. Yeah, we’ve all had days like that.

These two dogs look bored out of their wits. It’s as if their big sad eyes are asking us why were they dragged here and why is no one paying attention to them.

Poor pups, we really have no idea why would anyone want to take their dogs to the gym and then leave them hanging out there all sad and lonely. We just hope this boredom didn’t last for long!


1. We just come here for selfies

If you’ve been to the gym at least once you know that all kinds of people attend it. Some go there solely to work out, while others go there to meet new people and make workout buddies so it’s more fun to exercise together.

Then there are those people who don’t care as much about exercising. All they think about is how to make a cool selfie and let everyone on Instagram know that they’ve been to the gym.

We don’t really know if that’s the case with these girls because they do look quite fit, after all. But it’s not a secret that gyms are full of selfie-lovers who stop every now and then to take shots of themselves to see if their tummy got flatter or not.