It makes me not want to go.” It’s clear this really affects some women. These incidents are examples of the worst type of bullying at gyms, and would make anyone feel uncomfortable. “I find all the men flirt with the women and it distracts from their training,” says Durkin.
But how much of it is deliberate intimidation, and how much is paranoia? My partner finds the guys try and intimidate her when she’s at the gym. They won’t let the women join in.” Tim Walker, founder of Evolution of Man fitness, tells me his girlfriend had a similar experience at a mixed gym in London: “She was trying to squat and a guy said, 'what are you doing here? “If a man thinks a women’s attractive, he’ll flirt.
A female friend once told me, “It’s always best to date attractive men, but not attractive that everyone’s constantly trying to jump on their dick, because that’s just stressful.” The sentiment actually made a lot of sense to me.
“But the men stop what they’re doing and look at you with a smug smile and that bums me out so much. I won’t stop running up and down that thing just because they’re staring at me as if what I’m doing is out of the ordinary or unladylike.
F*** that.” Goulding doesn’t let it get her down - but that’s probably because she’s a famous pop star. Friends tell me the thought of men staring at them has put them off trying anything but the treadmill in the gym.
Most beautiful people I know have had life experience that adds to the beauty of the flesh and that is fun to share. It just has this limbo feeling like they are waiting for something to happen. I love it when people act beautiful and fill your day with laughter and enjoyment without being all caught up on those average problem.
They know they are ugly and they make themselves beautiful by being beautiful with personal energy.