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Why Most People Go To Fitness Centres

By Nipun Liyanage

Majority of People (more than 95%) go to these places to socialise, network, because they have nothing better to do and because they think it's a trend and so they must go to a "gym". 

These people have no serious goals except for some wishes. This is precisely why it is known that fitness centers are nothing but night clubs with a different dress code. People who frequent these joints don't go there to lift heavy weights, sweat or to improve their real fitness seriously and get healthy. In fact, these are the least of their concerns. 

On the other hand, majority of people come to lift fruity pebbles, tea bun dumbbells and spend 1.5 hours on cardio machines. In other words, they come to a "gym" to do what they can do at their homes, wasting unimaginable time and money. These people's only aim is "health" or to "keep fit" which they definitely DON'T get with the kind of BS they are doing plus they don't need a "gym" for that stuff. All they need are their homes, roads, grounds and/or parks.

What the author miserably fails to understand is why these useless people come to "gym" to do these useless stuff at this moment in time when there are so many well-constructed and beautiful parks everywhere. Others that make up this list are the new-year-resolution members who invariably drop off after a couple of months. Many others come simply because they saw some cheap offer by some cheap fitness centre which tries to attract all the wrong people.

Others come for sight-seeing if you know what's meant! There is also a significant percentage that come to these centres trying to pick up a date. Others, especially females, come to be seen dressed in latest fashion and make-up. Some even have the audacity to wipe an occasional, repeat occasional, light sweat just like how they are applying make-up. 

Trust the author as he's seen it all and this is when someone carefully pats the face with the towel instead of simply wiping it off because they are scared they'll wipe the make-up or they simply don't enough sweat and whatever they have is also a big trouble for them. 

Only muscles these idiots, yes idiots, exercise are their jaws and tongues with non-stop chatter which is also a major problem and a distraction to those serious few. Their other favorite muscles to exercise are the fingers and they do that with "gym equipment" brought from home. They also never fail to exercise their ears with the same "equipment". Most of these people carry an additional in-built "book" feature with the said "equipment" and they exercises their "faces" extremely well with this.

These people are on these "gym equipment from home" more than they are on the latest fancy machines in the "gym" which are already half useless. When you go to these joints, your valuable time will be simply in vain because all the machines and equipment are occupied by the people who take forever to finish a machine or equipment because they take forever to send a text, or a couple of texts, between every set, not to mention exercising the "faces" from the "book." Good luck to your warm up, temper and invaluable time. 

Because of all these useless people, good luck also to your motivation and a good surrounding that pushes you to be the best you can be.

Nipun Liyanage is Sri Lanka's one and only underground bodybuilding and strength and conditioning coach. He is also a Bodybuilding and Nutritional Consultant and Sri Lanka's first and only bodybuilding/fitness writer/blogger. He runs his own bodybuilding consultancy service which is an exclusive and underground Bodybuilding/Fitness Consultancy Service dedicated to serious and devoted bodybuilders, athletes and people only. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Sri Lankan fitness industry, 11 of which is as an underground coach. He could be contacted at

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