You can tell a lot about a person’s commitment to fitness by how he or she dresses in the gym. In this case, more really is less. The more colorful, stylish and expensive the getup, the less likely you will see that person at the gym next month, or even next week.
But what to make of the guy who comes to workout dressed like he’s teeing off at Augusta National? I’m talking about the collared shirt, leather belt, slacks and shoes that sparkle under the gym lighting. This is not the fellow dressed in his business casual because he forgot to pack his gym clothes. I’m referring to the guy who looks into his closet on a Sunday morning and thinks that workout gear ought to be dry cleaned.
On the female side, I’m both appreciative of and confounded by the attire that looks like it was lifted from a Picasso painting. These one piece outfits stretch over the whole body, with geometric chunks missing from the back, stomach and side of the leg. What really perplexes me, however, are the women (often the same) who come to the gym in full prom makeup.
Because my understanding of the female psyche could fit inside a thimble, I decided to consult an expert.
Muscleman: Honey, what is the deal with the women wearing a ton of makeup at the gym? (Again, I’m referring to a Sunday morning, not coming from work.)
Musclewoman: Yeah, I know what you mean.
MM: But wouldn’t all the makeup run down your face once you start sweating?
MW: What makes you think they break a sweat?
Right. Now I get it.