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Old 04-16-2001, 12:09 PM   #1
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Men and Women in the Gym

Ok, a 'male' person here requesting thoughts.

This is the picture, you are at the gym, what attracts you to a man? What is he wearing?

My point is this. I know what works for me. I know what is attractive to me. Women wear very, very sexy clothes/gear to the gym these days. Spandex, thongs, sports bras, no panites, the works . . . To a man, when a woman dresses like for the gym, it is an incredible turn on.

What does a woman like to see/experience? Spandex? Short shorts? Tank top? Does a woman even care what the man wears?<p>[This message has been edited by willingtolookstupid (edited 04-16-2001).]

 
Old 04-16-2001, 01:34 PM   #2
 
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

I think the style of dress has to do with the kind of gym you go to. At the club I go to, it's only women and we're all in t-shirts and shorts. Whereas when I was scouting the area for a gym to join, I looked at the co-ed club and noticed what you described; spandex, sports bras, tank tops etc. I don't see anything wrong with either style as I think comfort plays a part in what we chose to wear when we go work out. But I also think that some people dress in a way so that others will notice their physique. I noticed men who wore t-shirts rather than men who wore tank tops/muscle shirts. I don't care for the obvious display of muscles and sweat. When I go to the gym it is for me and my benefit - nothing else.

 
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Old 04-16-2001, 08:03 PM   #3
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

Word Hamsmacker. When I go to the gym, I'm there to work out and get sweaty and hopefully be comfortable in the process. This is one of my biggest beefs about gyms.

I have two gym memberships, one close to my house (small, women only) and one close to my office (big chain obnoxious gym, co-ed). I had to quit going to the latter due to the ridiculous amount of cruising...like holding up lines for machines because people are too busy flirting on the equipment. ARG! I don't want to be caught in the middle of a heavy flirt between two other folks on other machines, or subjected to either male or female thong wearers oiling up muscles for show. Take it to the beach if you want to parade around like a peacock! I've got weight to lose and muscles to build! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 04-17-2001, 08:35 AM   #4
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right on FD.. I feel the same way. I have a lot of weight to loose and love going to the gym to just unwind and tone up. i do not however like being made fun of becuase I don't have the body of the thong wearing bra sporting women in there. some of the comments I have overheard wear just horrid.. (especially since I could kick these guys a**es- snap a mans neck with my thigh muscles- lol) I mean, I know I am beautiful fat or not (I do plus sized modeling in my spare time) but I go to the gym to better myself not check people out or be checked out. I am not at all impressed with the sort of guy that goes to the gym just to oogle. I am in the process of hunting for a new gym myself and definitely leaning toward the all womens at this point.

but to answer the question if i had to choose one I would say good ol t-shirt or whatever the guy is comfy in becuase I like to see people comfortable and real.

Steph

 
Old 04-17-2001, 10:01 AM   #5
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Cranlite:
but to answer the question if i had to choose one I would say good ol t-shirt or whatever the guy is comfy in becuase I like to see people comfortable and real.

Steph [/B]<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Yes, that was the question . . . I didn't in any way mean to imply that *all* women need to wear thongs and sports bras or look sexy at the gym . . . that was not the point and never my intent. I *know* what looks good/attractive, I know what I like. The question was what do women like to see/experience?

So far, everyone has commented on how *they* like to look an feel. How comfortable *they* like to feel at the gym. That was not the question really. I was just wondering what women thought was sexy or appealing on a man at the gym. That is all. If you like to go to the gym with baggy shirts and pants and cover every part of your body so no one can see you sweat, that's fine! Really.

Listen, I know some gyms are meat lockers, and I too *hate* waiting for equipment because folks are jawwing . . . I just was looking for some female insight. All of the women this board can not be overweight and not into looking at a man's body.

 
Old 04-17-2001, 10:51 AM   #6
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

Everybody did answer your question. hamsmacker-"I noticed men who wore t-shirts rather than men who wore tank tops/muscle shirts."
cranlite-"but to answer the question if i had to choose one I would say good ol t-shirt or whatever the guy is comfy in becuase I like to see people comfortable and real."
I guess you didn't read the whole post. Even though they said what they liked or didn't like about the gym they also answered your question.

 
Old 04-17-2001, 10:58 AM   #7
 
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

Willing:

You said, "The question was what do women like to see/experience?" In my opinion we answered your questions. We stated we don't care for the obvious display of muscles - oiled or not, (visual), we're not into the thong scene, (visual), we don't want to be caught in the middle of others flirting, (experience), and we want to be comfortable(experience). Steph said it best by stating she wants to see people comfortable and real.

Keep in mind that the three of us are married. I dare say happily married. We're not dead, as we're going to notice a fine male form, but we all go to the gym - skinny or overweight - for *OUR* benefit, nothing else.

I'd also like to add that I did answer your question. I stated that I noticed the men who wore t-shirts rather than the men who wore tank tops/muscle shirts.

 
Old 04-17-2001, 02:01 PM   #8
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Hamsmacker gets three cheers. You always say exactly what I'm thinking.

I did answer, and she pretty much spelled it out for you. I go to work out. I don't care what the men are wearing...I frankly don't even notice that they are there, unless I need some spotting and there's a man at the ready. I agree, a tshirt and shorts is much more appealing because they blend into the background with the rest of us (there to work out) instead of showing off and strutting around (there to pick up women).

If you go to the gym to look at women in their "sexy" apparel, fine. I go to the gym to work out. Period. What you wear (as a guy) does nuffin for me.

And Cranlite: this is the second time I've said this, but you rock! Get down with your plus size modeling self! *Bows down to Steph*

 
Old 04-17-2001, 05:55 PM   #9
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I personally do not care what men wear. The only ones I 'notice' are the ones who are VERY obviously WANTING people to notice (read the thread titled 'modesty' on one of the sexual health boards) and the only reason I notice them is because they are so obnoxious! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

willing, I think these ladies have given you some good advice on how to be more appealing to women-in general- at the gym if that is your goal. Less is more. Wear nice t-shirts, sweat shorts, silky shorts, etc. Spandex shorts on a guy are not usually a good thing. Short shorts, HE** NO!! Tank tops, ehhh...depends. Neat, clean, and comfy is your best bet. Good Luck! Sherri.

 
Old 04-17-2001, 06:37 PM   #10
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Hate to say it my man but be careful or your gonna live up to your handle/name... you are so stuck on the fact that we said we were overweight you didn't bother to take into account when we answered you.

What we feel and are comfortable with has a great deal to do with what we like and see as it does with most women... you got a straight answer from every one of us. Pay more attention...

LOl and we never said we weren't into checking out guys bods... we said we weren't intrested in big oily muscle shirt wearin bods. I am happily married and :O ( I will probably get crap for this) but also part of a couple who has recently started swinging. Just becuase I am overweight doesn't mean I don't have a libido, don't flirt, watch guys or attract men.

you know what you like good for you- now go with that, wear what your comfortable and confident in and women will find you sexy. it is confidence that is sexy not the clothes. Most of the guys who hang out in tshirts don't have anything to prove... confidence. I jsut cuation you don't be one of those jerks that makes nasty coments about people they don't find attractive cuase that will most likely turn off the ones you do find hot.

Steph

<p>[This message has been edited by Cranlite (edited 04-17-2001).]

 
Old 04-17-2001, 06:39 PM   #11
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LOl- ya know I read your post but I missedthis last line *blush* hehee... I am doin the get down dance.


<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by FD:
<B>And Cranlite: this is the second time I've said this, but you rock! Get down with your plus size modeling self! *Bows down to Steph*</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

 
Old 04-17-2001, 07:10 PM   #12
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

Hi, another married woman reply <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> I personally like, shorts, sweats, t-shirts, tanks..what-ever on a man! Most of us are there for a reason, some of us are there for show...we all know who they are, when we see them! My husband and I both attend a coed gym, we wear work-out clothes, but when you see us come in, you know we are there to work out, not put on a show! The bottom line is, if you have a good form, it show's in what-ever you wear, of course you can always enhance your look with clothing, but if you are there to "work out", dress accordingly!I know, I got off the original question, too!!! My man has an awsome form, it doesn't matter where we go or what he wear's, he looks good!!!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> He was watching me reply to this...put a little smile in his day <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif">

 
Old 04-18-2001, 11:50 AM   #13
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

Well, I just would like to start off by saying thank you for the feedback.

In addition, sorry if I came across confusing in my posts.

It looks like it is safe to say that, at least in this environment, women do not care. It is what's inside that what matters the most. Now, I do agree with that concept 100% for even if I am looking good/sexy but if I do not feel good/sexy *inside*, it really doesn't matter what is going on on the outside. I see where you are all coming from.

Regardless, it looks like I go away with no true answer though (at least in my mind) . . . I go to the gym to *work* (that's what I call it). Period. BUT, the women make me drool at times. I want to make them drool. It is really quite simple.
I can go to the gym and have nothing but *work* on my mind but look great/attractive/hot at the same time. I do not see how that can be a contradiction. Even though I am a man, I can do two things at once.

I have seen some things at the gym that were very *boner* producing. Period. Maybe all this just boils down to the old cliché that men are visual and women aren't.

Thanks again.

 
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By George I think he's got it!! <IMG SRC="http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/smile.gif"> LOL!!!

 
Old 04-18-2001, 01:07 PM   #15
 
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Re: Men and Women in the Gym

hmm, well I go to Lucielle Roberts and i sport around my tank top and tiny itty bitty lil shorts. But it makes me feel good.

on guys, i like wife beaters. mmmmmmm, my boyfriend wears those and like track pants and WOAH, im creaming.

 
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