Many people start going to the gym to lose a bit of weight, thinking they know what they’re doing. This makes the gym an interesting place for to people watch, and sometimes you may see something or someone outrageous. These hilarious gym fails will have you falling off your chair, and also wondering what goes through the mind of some people. Keep reading to see some of the craziest things ever spotted at our local gyms.
Old Age Goals
Despite her age, this glamorous lady insists on staying young at heart, and that, of course, includes sipping a margarita while watching the buff men lift weights and flex their muscles.
She does do exercise though, of course, she walks around the gym, admiring those who know what they are doing. This grandma has really mastered going to the gym.
Not Quite How It’s Done
Sometimes gym machines can be a little confusing. Luckily most gyms have trainers floating around ready to help anyone who needs it. If that doesn’t help, there are also helpful diagrams on most equipment to help gym-goers.
However, this determined man seems to have found a new way to use the leg press machine. Instead of sitting in what was obviously a chair, he decided to do this. Maybe he knows something the rest of us don’t.
Each morning this old man sets out for the gym and being 91 years old; it’s pretty impressive. However, it seems this old man has a unique gym outfit that he likes to wear. Every morning he shows up in his overalls and a t-shirt.
When passersby ask him about his outfit choice, his reply is always ‘working out is work ain’t it?’. It seems he has dressed for the hard work.
Not Exactly Butt Nearly
This lady looks like she needs a personal trainer to explain the rules. Or maybe she wants to give her head a workout. We are not exactly sure whats going on here, but it sure did make everyone around her laugh.
Now that we think about it, it almost looks like she is stuck. Hopefully, she learned how to use this machine correctly.
Grandma’s Still Got It
This lovely old lady proves that no matter your age, you can still workout. Just look at how high her legs go. We bet she puts everyone else to shame. Each day she shows up for a workout and has even taken up CrossFit.
Despite her age, she manages to keep up with all the youngsters who work out with her. That’s one hardcore, grandma!
This is the perfect example of how exercise during self-isolation goes. While this woman is enjoying her stroll on the treadmill we are sure the snacks kind of defeat the purpose.
Lets be honest though, this happens all the time. Many of us buy exercise equipment only to realize that we are never actually going to work out properly. At least this lady is trying.
The Machine Won’t Move Itself
Technically if you go to the gym and sit on the machine, then you’re working outright? Well, this woman shows up to the gym each day and reads the paper.
While she does do about 10 minutes of exercise, most of her time is spent reading. Turning the newspaper pages does burn calories after all.
Well, at least this guy made sure to put down a towel before exercising. However, nothing else about this pic is right.
Unfortunately for him, though, this is definitely not how this exercise machine works. By the looks of it, this is going to be quite a painful workout.
Seconds Before Disaster
Just looking at this picture gives us anxiety. It seems this guy had a death wish when he decided to try this. What’s worse, it looks like he has a trainer helping him!
As you can imagine, seconds after this picture was taken, the exercise ball burst, and both the weightlifter and the man spotting him were injured. That’ll teach em!
While social distancing its important to still stay active. While this guy didn’t have his trainer on hand, his lovable pooch was more than happy to help out.
As you can see, this dog is happy to help his owner workout. It ooks like this dog is enjoying having all the extra time with his hooman.
This lady decided to multi-task rather than wait around while her hair sets. Waiting on the couch is undoubtedly much more comfortable than the exercise machine the lady in pink has decided to take over.
But credit is given where credit is due, and this strong woman should be praised for taking every spare minute she has to tone up her body and stay in shape. We hope we will be motivated at this age.
During the latest outbreak toilet paper has become a precious commodity, but did you know it can also be used in a workout?
Seems more and more people are posting videos of them stacking their toilet paper while doing a pushup. We guess its a great way to keep track of your toilet paper stockpile and also get in a workout.
We do often wonder some people think when they choose their outfits. This cat leotard is surely only ever appropriate for Halloween, and that is it!
It is even made worse by the precarious position he knelt in, stretching a client’s leg out. This lady’s expression is also priceless and on point.
When the exhaustion kicks in, you just have to have a rest no matter where you are or what exercise you were in the middle of. This guy made the abs ball his resting station.
We just hope he knows that this is not the way to use this piece of equipment. We’re sure he got plenty of laughs from the other patrons.
After a long day of work, sometimes, then is nowhere you would rather be less than at the squat rack. Nothing like the middle of a gym to have a quick power nap before you continue your workout.
The towel just adds that little extra coverage from the light. Maybe she should consider a couple shots of espressos before doing any heavy lifting, just to be on the safe side.
New Year Resolution
It is almost that time of the year again, and somehow no matter how many years pass, these resolutions always repeat themselves. We buy the new gym membership, swearing to ourselves that we will commit to going to the gym 5 times a week.
Then we go once and realize it is not as fun or easy as we thought. So we just chill on social media on the machine as if it is working by itself.
No place to run while you are stuck at home social distancing? No problem!
With the help of some dish soap liquid and a smooth floor, this man made his floor slick enough so that he could run in place. He better be careful though because one misstep and it can all go horribly wrong.
Defeating The Purpose
Escalators are a great solution for malls and other structures that are made of several stories since they take less time than elevators and can fit more people on them at once without having to wait for the next cart to come.
However, placing escalators outside a gym seems to defeat the purpose of exercising, don’t you think?
Coming To The Rescue
Seeing Batman in the flesh running on a treadmill at your local gym is a sight we would hate to miss.
It is highly evident these girls never expected their workout session would include the hunk behind the mask either. But it is very reassuring to know those who keep us safe at night are still out there.
The Ultimate Test
Krispy Kreme doughnuts are not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of healthy food that is rich in nutritional value. Additionally, we do not think trainers employed by the gym categorize the delicious treat as a valid way to ‘carb up.’
If anything, this stand could have been put up to shame all that approached it to stay away from the fried dough of their dreams, a scare tactic that would have worked on many.
Gyms are the one place that you would expect not to discriminate against different shapes and sizes.
The poor guy in the picture below signed up for his local Chicago based gym because he thought the membership deal offered was a good one, but he forgot to check one minor detail – that it was capable of accommodating his tall frame. Needless to say, he found a way around it.
Baby On Board
While there are exercises that consist of working out with your baby, we are pretty sure this was not one of them.
The adorable baby might seem at ease in the picture, but that is because it has no idea its father is risking its life by holding hefty weights above both their heads. He totally nailed it, but we do not recommend trying this one at home.
Never Skip Leg Day
There is a reason that those who work out regularly understand the importance of not skipping leg day – if you do, you end up looking severely unbalanced like the guy in the picture below.
Moral of the story here, ladies and gentlemen, never neglect a body part. One strong wind and this top-heavy guy is going to be blown over.
Well, if Ronald can give up the chicken nuggets, we guess we will have to as well. What a role model he is.
It is all about balance isn’t it? So does that mean that after the workout, then you can go have a double Mcflurry? Because if it does, then Ronald, you can count us in.
Weigh Your Options
Yes, he looks impressive, but when he trips off the weights he is standing on, and the bar hits him over the head, he will be sorry and so will his friend who will have to pick up the pieces.
So, kids, this is not cool or funny. We wonder how many he will last before it goes horribly wrong. Why would either of them think this was a good idea.
You know what they say, friends that workout together stay together. We would, however, recommend other techniques to strengthen one’s core muscles than pile up to form a human building block. It would not take much to make them all collapse. When you don’t have the proper equipment, you have to think outside the box, and they certainly did.
As Fast As You Can
Technology has brought numerous amazing inventions to humanity. More often than not, we found that the innovations offered had one main purpose – to make our lives a lot easier.
This woman purchased a Segway to help her cut down on unnecessary walking, but using it on a treadmill, this is definitely a new revolution.
Upward Facing Dog
There is nothing better than having a gym buddy to work out with, who will do your work out routine with you, and follow the same moves so you can check out each other’s form.
Dogs really are a man’s best friend, so a pooch is a perfect companion. This pup has nailed the cobra. Just look at those puppy dog eyes. The guy, on the other hand, needs to take some lessons from his pet.
Better safe than sorry, but the man in the picture is taking some extreme safety measures that seem a little redundant considering he’s on a stationary bike.
We don’t think he understands the difference between a stationary gym bike and a mountain bike. He bought a special outfit just for his gym sesh, helmet included just in case he falls off the stationary bike.
Always Challenge Yourself
We all know how boring the treadmill is. Often we need to find a good show to watch while power walking on an incline or even an interesting podcast.
This guy took multi-tasking to a whole new level when he took his knitting to the gym. Great gym hack if you ask us. We are just not sure how he managed to do it.
Music To My Back
The right music totally sets the mood and helps you get pumped to pump iron.
This guy kind of missed the point of having music on your phone. We can’t imagine squat jumps or burpees will be easy to do with an iPad. Each to their own, they say.
There is a reason gyms employ trainers – so that people do not make mistakes like the guy in the picture is making. It would be better to ask for advice than use something the wrong way and end up being seriously hurt.
We just hope someone got to him in time to stop him from trying to lift those weights with his feet, as they could have easily fallen onto him.
The Incredible Hulk
Thankfully, this picture is not a video since we could not watch what would happen next. The well-built man at the bottom of the machine seems less than concerned about the number of weights and amount of pressure applied onto his lower body.
Despite the visible muscles bulging out of his T-shirt and the trusty sidekick trainer by his side, something tells us the man is not the Incredible Hulk. To push oneself is good, but to exaggerate is precarious.
Full Fat, Free Time
Among the many types of individuals that come to the gym daily are those that arrive simply for the sake of making a joke out of the whole deal.
The man in the picture was fed up with exhausting training sessions that lead him to sweat more than he could bear, so he decided to do the exact opposite – walk into the gym with an Entertainment Weekly magazine in one hand and a full-fat cupcake in the other.
All Brains And Brawn
If The Thing from Fantastic Four were ever to emerge from comic books and come alive, it would look like this man.
It is almost as though his brain is visible through his skull, but in reality, he is trying so hard to lift those abnormal heavyweights that his veins are popping out all over his body. He could combust at any second.
Leaving Little To The Imagination
This guy must have either taken a shower and realized after looking at his Fitbit that he didn’t complete his 10,000 steps, or perhaps someone stole his clothes.
Whatever his reason for, this is a very unusual method of taking the treadmill, we must say. Some people have no shame these days.
We All Scream For Ice Cream
Now she has the right idea, burn off the ice cream while you are eating it, so it is basically guilt-free.
Now we get it. We might try this, does that mean we can bring in a tub of Ben n Jerry’s in then?
This candid action shot is just hilarious. This guy in the front is crying in pain from lifting such heavyweights and begging that it will stop to his trainer trying to support him.
The guy behind is posing in the mirror and checking out his physique, sort of mocking the guy in pain. We feel for you, sir.
We are not sure what fancy trick this guy tried to do with these medicine balls, but we know the outcome was not pretty. Well, they do say practice makes perfect, but when it comes to complicated workout tricks, you have to be super careful.
The landing on that hard floor will not have been enjoyable; we can only imagine. Get back up and keep trying.
Squat Rack Fail
This guy needs to practice his squat challenge a little more before he starts to get too ahead of himself.
This does not look like a pretty sight or enjoyable outcome when the weights fall, and he topples over. We just hope that someone was available to help him out, he looks as if his head is about to explode.
When the treadmill just doesn’t look appealing, this woman found a hack that will solve all issues, and you still lose calories, of course.
Place a chair onto the running machine and then sit on top of the chair over the treadmill, and it does all the work for you.
Running Like A Rodent
New workout methods are always exciting. This instrument, which highly resembles a hamster running wheel, is the freshest one out there.
If you always dreamed of running like a rodent – or at least wondered what it felt like – now you’ll know. The only thing that looks worrying is how to stop.
Train The Trainer
The gym trainer at this local health club looks a lot like the person it is pointing his finger at, which gets us to think the two might be related. Needless to say, as is evident from the picture, the student has become the master and seems to be in better shape.
If the trainer does not give a personal example of being a healthy individual and one that makes critical, conscious dietary decisions every day, you would probably not want them as your new physical life coach.
Motivational quotes and constant reassuring messages remind you to stick to your goal and not give up when things get tough.
Those who practice physical training rely on those words of wisdom to keep spirits high, but if there’s something that pushes one even further, it’s having someone you love by your side. This couple apparently feels very comfortable around each other but is this more of a distraction we wonder.
Failing Failing Failed
This was bound to end in disaster if you ask us. Look, we get it sir you have muscles, but showing off to the rest of the gym can only end in misery and pain.
This was a total disaster, but we just hope he learned his lesson, don’t take on more than you can handle!
Do You Even Lift Bro?
Men at the gym like to build up weight quickly to compete with the other males and to get big muscles as fast as possible.
This guy really overestimated himself. We just hope whoever took this picture quickly rushed to help him straight after.
Don’t you just hate those days when you rush out of the house, so late for work and realize only when you get to the gym, that you left your sneakers at home?
Imagine trying to do squats in 7-inch heels. We would not recommend this, so don’t try this at home, ladies, and gentlemen.
Umm That Is Not How It Is Done
So this lady clearly knows how to squat, but when it comes to other machines, sometimes trying to work out what to do is not the best option.
The head is definitely not supposed to be there, it is just not how it is done. We think she should probably ask one of the trainers and save herself the embarrassment.