This Guy at the Gym Dropped Some Serious Fitness Knowledge on Me

Where does the time go?

Last night I worked super late again and didn’t get my run in until after midnight! Trying to do 3.5 miles of speed work after you’ve been working all day and didn’t eat dinner until 10:45pm is an interesting experience.

Proof that I was at the gym super late (also because I didn’t have any other pics to put in this post):


I didn’t improve my speed over last week but I did hit the same times. Considering the circumstances, I’m really happy with that!

Running inside the gym reminded me of something that happened on Monday while I was there:

Yes. Yes that really happened.

My neighbor, who knows I like running (because he sees me do it a lot at the gym), told me that the stationary bike is not only a better workout but a more efficient workout than running. His reasoning? It makes him sweat a lot.

Pretty sure he has somehow never tried running before in his life because I don’t think I’ve ever run and not sweat (a lot).

He then proceeded to drop a few other tidbits of fitness knowledge on me. I feel like I could be a good personal fitness trainer now that I am so full of this excellent information.

I didn’t really try to argue with him because I couldn’t see a point in doing so. Instead I just shrugged and said that I enjoyed running a lot so that’s why I do it more often than the stationary bike or anything else.

His eyes kind of glossed over as if such a thing couldn’t be possible. He then told me if I just pedaled at a level 20 on the stationary bike for 10 to 15 minutes a day I wouldn’t need to run because my heart rate would go up, I would burn a lot of calories and of course I would sweat.

I guess I’ll keep that in mind.

I mean like pedaling hard and fast on the stationary bike and it has its benefits, but running is about so much more than just fitness, isn’t it?

People who do fitness activities just for the fitness part are missing out on the BEST part.

PS: Today is my last work day of the year! *high fives*

What is the funniest/weirdest fitness advice you’ve ever received?



  1. December 22, 2013 / 10:30 pm

    I haaaaate unsolicited advice at the gym! I once had a guy stop me mid workout to tell me I was supposed to look slightly up during push ups, not down at the ground. I put my headphones back on and ignored him. He was not a trainer, just someone trying to be a know it all!

    • December 23, 2013 / 11:17 am

      Ugh, so annoying! I would definitely appreciate advice if I was doing something wrong and might hurt myself, but I hate when people share their annoying opinions at the gym, haha πŸ™‚

  2. December 23, 2013 / 8:26 pm

    Non-runners never ever understand running, do they? At some point it becomes more than just exercise or a way to sweat. It’s basically its own language!

    • December 23, 2013 / 11:14 pm

      Yes, definitely! It’s so hard to explain how amazing running is to a non-runner. It stinks that “doing laps” is a punishment in other sports, because I think those people could be easy/easier converts if they didn’t see running as so negative in the first place, haha.

  3. December 26, 2013 / 8:12 pm

    Yeah guy on the bike is an idiot.. Also- You will not notice improvements in speed until 4-6 weeks later. So keep at it, and sometime in January you should notice a difference πŸ™‚