Wearing jewelry to the gym.

United States
October 3, 2017 12:16am CST
My fiancé & I joined the gym last month and he has guest privileges so my mom goes also. One thing is that I don't wear my diamond engagement ring. When I work out, my fingers tend to swell, it's uncomfortable, too flashy and I don't want to lose it. I swear sometimes people may think I'm looking at them or staring, but really I'm looking beyond them - at my fiancé or my mom since we work out at different machines/areas. I don't know if I am paranoid, but I may start wearing a dainty thin band or something. Do you wear any jewelry to the gym? I do have my everyday diamond necklace and gold bracelet, but they don't get in the way of the gym. Also, one pet peeve are those recording in the gym for Instagram/Facebook.
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@LadyDuck (158027)
• Switzerland
3 Oct
I do not go to the gym, when I did I removed all my jewelry.
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@LadyDuck (158027)
• Switzerland
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby I prefer safety, one of my friend had a serious accident because she wore a ring that get caught into a machine.
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• United States
4 Oct
@LadyDuck Eeek! Yes, I never wore a ring to the gym. I do see many wearing the silicone rings though!
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@LadyDuck (158027)
• Switzerland
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby Better to remove everything that could get stuck somewhere.
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@TRBRocks420 (77867)
• Banks, Oregon
3 Oct
I wear my cross necklace every where mostly.
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• United States
3 Oct
I wear my necklace and bracelet everywhere. It doesn't bug me.
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@toniganzon (50049)
• Philippines
3 Oct
No, no and no! I don't see why I should wear one to the gym because it's exercise. But I don't go to the gym either. I don't wear any kind of jewelry when cycling.
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• United States
4 Oct
I have everyday jewelry that I don't change. I've worn my earrings the same ones for over 10 years. My bracelet for at least 3 years and my necklace is newly given to me at my engagement. I don't change jewelry much because I can only wear real jewelry or I get an allergic reaction.
@toniganzon (50049)
• Philippines
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby I have jewelries from my childhood. I still have them and like you I get allergic reactions if the jewelry is not made of gold, silver or platinum. But I don't wear anything when I'm exercising.
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• United States
4 Oct
@toniganzon Oh yes! From my childhood I have the jewelry I used to wear too. I used to love wearing 7 bangles, I don't know the story behind it but they got annoying when I typed so I got one chain bracelet instead. But then again, if I don't wear any jewelry I feel bare.
• Japan
3 Oct
Japanese gyms are pretty strict. I don't know about rings because I don't go to the gym proper, but you are not allowed to wear any jewelry at all in the pool, not even pierced earrings.
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• Philippines
3 Oct
not even pierced earrings? why?
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• Japan
3 Oct
@hereandthere What they said was that they could fall out and clog the filters.
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• Philippines
3 Oct
@petatonicsca yeah, it's possible.
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
3 Oct
I don't go to the gym but I wouldn't wear any jewelry if I did. I'm good at breaking or losing accessories, so it's better to avoid wearing them in my case. Especially at the gym, no need to wear them, but yes, I guess some people go there mostly for 'showing off'.
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• United States
3 Oct
I have never broke any accessories but, for my ring I wouldn't want to drop a weight or anything on it. But the whole filming is so annoying. I don't want to be in the background of anyone filming.
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@sabtraversa (13338)
• Italy
3 Oct
@infatuatedbby Yeah, I hate that too. I feel like they gotta ask for permission or pay me for being in their live streams. But being in a public place, I don't know how right I would be.
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• United States
3 Oct
@sabtraversa If someone was in my face and I know I'm being filmed, I would say something. It happens more in the weight lifting area where my fiancé hangs out most of the time. But, even though it's public I think consent is necessary because its a paid membership facility where there should be regulations on filming.
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@SIMPLYD (79835)
• Philippines
3 Oct
I don't wear any jewelry when I am doing my exercise. I believe that my body should be free from those when exercising lest they get in my way and harm me instead. I believe, in a gym where everyone is doing those workouts, jewelry is not appropriate.
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• United States
4 Oct
Especially jewelry that dangle. My necklace is very dainty and given to me by my mother in law so I don't take it off. If I did, I would probably lose it or get it tangled. For my bracelet, its a hard clasp to open.
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@SIMPLYD (79835)
• Philippines
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby Besides, dangling earring can be caught on those some machines at the gym.
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• United States
6 Oct
@SIMPLYD Yes! I don't have any dangling earrings.
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@jstory07 (67239)
• Roseburg, Oregon
3 Oct
I can not afford to go to the gym but I go swimming and go for two walks a day.
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• United States
3 Oct
That is very healthy. Do you have a community pool you get to go to? The gym is quite expensive and when registering the guy tried to pull of an initial fee and all this per person. Until, I saw on the screen a no initial fee (costs more monthly) but you're also able to bring 2 guests with you each time. The guests have to be present at $55 per month. But given 3 people (my fiancé, mom and I) comes out to be like $18 per person per month which isn't bad compared to the $30-35 they quoted a month per person.
@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
20 Oct
I do not wear any jewelry to the gym. I don't like it when people don't ask you if they can record you. They just record you regardless. It's so annoying and rude.
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• United States
20 Oct
I now wear a dainty thin band. The recording thing is horrible. They have a big sign outside before entering that recording is not allowed, but now a days people don't follow directions.
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@zarlamain (24525)
• United States
20 Oct
@infatuatedbby That's good! Some people never really follow directions! They just don't care.
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• United States
20 Oct
@zarlamain Yeah they don't. And they want to post it on social media or Facebook. Or, sometimes even YouTube.
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Oct
We let our gym membership expire a few years ago. I never wore jewelry there.
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• United States
4 Oct
You get enough fitness running and biking !
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@teamfreak16 (41181)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby - I got into running 5K's on the treadmill for awhile.
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• United States
4 Oct
@teamfreak16 You'll find me on the elliptical :)
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@nomus24g (23016)
• India
3 Oct
I dont think thats compulsory...if u r uncomfortable then better to avoid those
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• United States
4 Oct
I avoid rings at the moment or maybe I am not used to it.
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@nomus24g (23016)
• India
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby so u aren't "Lord of Rings"
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• United States
5 Oct
@nomus24g I don't watch those series not a fan. Whats Mr. Lova lova signify?
@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
3 Oct
Try to avoid wearing jewelry. It is actually a hindrance when we workout.
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• United States
4 Oct
Yes, it could ! I avoid wearing a ring. The rest of my jewelry is dainty or has been worn for a long time many years and I don't notice a thing with it.
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@shubhu3 (14279)
• New Delhi, India
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby Oh alright. Usually you love wearing rings?
• United States
7 Oct
@shubhu3 Not to the gym or working out.
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• United States
6 Oct
There is a company that I like called EnsoRIng that sells silicone rings for active people who don't want to loose/damage/get injured by their wedding/engagement ring. I love it but because it helps me with my ADHD. I am not married.
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• United States
6 Oct
Oh yes I heard about silicone rings, I have never bought it before yet!
• United States
6 Oct
@infatuatedbby Yeah, it's great! There are a good number of styles and colors, for both men and women. Sometimes I wait for a sale. I bought the stackable ring for $9.50 when it is usually $11 or so. I'm considering getting another if they have another sale...
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• United States
6 Oct
@craftsmart I see it on Vipon where they have promotional coupons to buy on Amazon. I should wait and see if I can score a good deal :) That's great, hope you find a good deal !!
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@YesWay (3447)
4 Oct
I used to take all my jewellery off when I went to the gym Like you I would have hated to lose my engagement ring
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• United States
4 Oct
Yes or even worse have an accident or break the ring or something.
@YesWay (3447)
4 Oct
@infatuatedbby Oh god yeah - imagine knocking it and the diamond coming flying out
• United States
4 Oct
@YesWay That would be not good or losing the diamond.
@wongchoiyee (7352)
• Malaysia
3 Oct
Many years ago, I do wear jewellery to anywhere I go, but now just feel that its not that necessary except looking beautiful.
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• United States
3 Oct
I don't know about looking beautiful at the gym. I have no one to impress but I do clip my hair, wear gym clothes and sneakers.
• Malaysia
3 Oct
@infatuatedbby oh that's good.
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• United States
3 Oct
@wongchoiyee Thank you!
@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
3 Oct
I only wear my fitness tracker but since I wear that all the time, I guess it is normal. As for wearing jewelry to the gym while working out, I would not recommend it. In fact, I discourage it.
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• United States
3 Oct
Yes, I don't think wearing jewelry is very good at a place like the gym. That's awesome you have a fitness tracker.
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@allen0187 (33143)
• Philippines
3 Oct
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@kepweng (15230)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
4 Oct
i tried to wear a jewelry in the gym and its lost
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• United States
4 Oct
Oh no that isn't good. I guess lessoned learned. I hope it wasn't a jewelry piece that wasn't replaceable
@shaggin (36924)
• United States
3 Oct
I do not wear any jewerly but if I had an egagement or wedding ring I would wear it but nothing else to the gym. If your fingers swell when you exercise I can understand why you do not want to wear it.
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• United States
4 Oct
Yeah, or maybe I am not used to wearing a ring. But for now I won't.
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@nangayo (2341)
• Nairobi, Kenya
3 Oct
I wouldn't wear jewelry to the gym it could get easily damaged or even cause and accident. Look for example a necklace it can choke you. I think you need to be free off these jewellery cause of the exercise.
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• United States
4 Oct
Oh yes, that is right.. a necklace could potentially choke but mine so far haven't had a problem.
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@rubyriaz007 (3986)
• India
3 Oct
I don't wear any jewelry when I go to the gym .Its really uncomfortable .
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• United States
4 Oct
Yes, I can see it being one if theres a heavy pendant or something.
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@Lizirazo (2451)
• United States
4 Oct
I don't go to the gym but I wouldn't wear any if I'm going to the gym.