I feel tortured everytime i go to the gym !!

@unuzzz (1274)
Indonesia
August 4, 2009 1:30pm CST
hi there, I met this super freak*n annoying guy at my gym.. He is an amateur boxer,who happened to have a good records in boxing in my state, For the past 5 months, I always had him around, because he switched from his previous trainer to my trainer ! Grrr.. This guy wins a lot of competitions and proud of it.. Everybody can know that since he always telling his winning stories again, and again, and again.. I'm still okay with that.. That's an achievement, and worthed to be proud of, although it's noisy.. This guy also lost almost 40kgs.. He happened to be a very very fat guy (been noisy too since the first time) which probably make him felt like another winner.. He always showing off by telling everyone in the gym, how he lifted the weight, how his hands were shaking after, and bla-bla-bla.. But still, losing weights is an achievement, and I'm also okay with that.. Well this guy, who thought have a lot of achievements, try to make everyone looks like a loser in his very own sarcastic words.. Especially me !! Since I shared same session with him, he always mock about my lift-weights amounts, my 'still-chubby' body shape, my small biceps, and many more.. This is not okay ! I tried to change my schedule to avoid him,but everytime I come to the gym, I always bump into him.. It's like he spend 24-7 in the gym ! And everytime I workout, it feels like hell.. I'm expecting my gym time as a relaxation after work, well it's not.. It's a torture, LoLz Then what should I do or say to him? I once tried to not speak at all to him during workout, but he kept talking to me, once he even aplogize to me in a very loud voice, so that everbody can hear, saying that he just wanted to motivate me and if I wasn't ok with that, he's sorry (still in sarcastic mode) .. Which then made me felt like another loser.. Grrrrr How should I do then? I'm very sure I'll meet him again tomorrow.. Thanks in advance !
1 response
• United States
4 Aug 09
I hate people like that. Not dislike I mean Hate!! Who are they to think they can motivate you if they don't even know you? I would stand my ground and in a crude voice tell him to leave you alone. I wouldn't be so nice about it. And then I would talk to my trainer and let him know that this menance is making you not want to come to the gym and something needs to be done. If he's been your trainer longer than he knows how you are and how you feel. I have a big problem with individuals that look down on others. I mean there's picking and then there's just harrassment. You might have to get ugly and let him know that he does not impress you and yes he might have a lot of achievements under his belt but a homble fighter is one that never falls. An ignorant fighter is on top only for a small amount of time until he crashes and is forgotten. Good luck and make sure you put him in his place.
@unuzzz (1274)
• Indonesia
5 Aug 09
Hi there, thanks for dropping by.. :D Hey you're right about the humble part, I also have other athlete friends but they are very humble.. So much different with this weirdo Man, I'm sure I'll meet him again this evening.. ;-P Hahaaa I tried to not talk too much with him these past few days, everytime his voice getting louder, I'll just put a small smile and walk away.. I don't have the courage to tell him how annoying he is and how I dislike him.. Huhhhh All this time I always play the passive part to avoid the conflicts I hates conflicts and argues Oh I've told my trainer about this, and he said he also dislike him, but nothing to do since he was paid I guess by avoiding long conversation with him can help me to enjoy my workout.. Anyway, thanks a lot for responding ! :))
• United States
5 Aug 09
I guess I'm not as passive as you are. I don't like conflicts either but I can't stand a bully or anyone that annoys me when I'm trying to work out. I work out five days a week and that's my time to enjoy myself and get away from the world. Keep your head up and just tune him out. I always listen to an ipod to keep the distractions away. It really does get annoying sometimes when you know someone is going to ruin your day.
@unuzzz (1274)
• Indonesia
7 Aug 09
Hi again there, :) Yeah I tried ipod too, hahaa, but he is still annoying I felt better after I share this with you Thanks :) I met him again yesterday, and I thought he can feel the negative attentions from me, He didn't talk much with me or stayed around me Hahaa.. Thanks for all your responds ! :D