Tales From the Glitter Gym

One of the longest running features on this blog is Tales From the Glitter Gym. These stories are my observations of the absurd behavior found in the modern franchise gym.

Disclaimer

These stories are meant to be fun attacks on inconsiderate gym patrons, idiot personal trainers and awful exercises. I am not attacking the person who comes to the gym to improve their health. If you are humorless, easily offended and do not understand this disclaimer, please don’t read Tales From the Glitter Gym.

Background

Glitter and Rust – In early 2006, I defined the term Glitter Gym.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – Early Influences – I began lifting weights in the hardcore gyms of Tampa Bay 1994-1998.

Stories

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The original story that started it all.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – Old Man Edition – I get a “fan”.

Tales From the Glitter Gym Bellevue Edition – After moving from San Diego to Bellevue, I add a few more characters to the Hall of Shame.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – Locker Room Edition – Many readers have told me that this was their favorite Glitter Gym story.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Bodyfat Test – I save a marriage.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Smell – I define 3 odd gym odors.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Pickup – My essay on what I think about slicky boys that try and pick up women at the gym.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Pickup Part 2 – Part 2 of The Pickup.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – Nonsense – I finally snap at the gym stupidity.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Cold Trainer – Meet one of the personal trainers that I find so amusing.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The 105 Pound Dumbbells – I make a stand against Glitter.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – Unsafe At Any Speed – Trainer stupidity reaches a new high.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Commando – A fellow gym member decides to train ninja style.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Kayaker Goes MacGyver – Innovative exercising in the free weight room.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – Mr. Sit Up – This is not how you work your core.

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Tales From the Glitter Gym – Three I Respect – I stop dishing for one episode and hand out some respect.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – More People That Annoy Me – More nominations for the Hall of Shame.

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The Trouble With Tribbles – The free weight room has a Star Trek like problem.

Coda

Tales From the Glitter Gym – The End – I decide to retire the series.