53 responses

  1. Jocelyn
    April 14, 2010

    I don’t attend a gym..but it would be fun to socialize a bit and get to know the other gym members 🙂 Looks like a yummy bfast!!

  2. Evan Thomas
    April 14, 2010

    I love making gym friends! I’ve made friends with 3 of the people in my college’s residential life department, including the dean. It’s nice knowing people in high places 😉

  3. Eliza
    April 14, 2010

    try hummus, salsa and some hot sauce..it is to die for! or just hummus and hot sauce is good too! try it! 🙂

  4. britchickruns
    April 14, 2010

    I don’t go to a gym 🙁 but locker room buddies would be great! You’d always have something to talk about 😀
    Great breakfast!

  5. Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday
    April 14, 2010

    I try not to socialize at the gym. I’m all business.

  6. megan
    April 14, 2010

    my gym isn’t overly social for some reason. people smile, but generally keep to themselves.

  7. fitandfortysomething
    April 14, 2010

    how fun to meet people! i enjoy meeting people where ever i go. what a lovely feast for breakfast. did you say you do 2 one hour classes in the morning? wow that is great!

  8. Beth
    April 14, 2010

    There’s a few people I continually run into in my apartment gym and we say Hi to each other when we see each other outside of the gym, but no buddy-buddies. Good looking breakfast spread!

  9. Erin
    April 14, 2010

    What a delicious spread! I keep really varied gym hours so don’t see many familiar people but that would definitely be a good place to meet people with similar interests and make new friends.

  10. Margaret
    April 14, 2010

    I got ready next to a girl every single day when I lived too far from the gym to go home to get ready before work. My gym is really not very social (too bad since there are a ton of hot men…), but one day I decided to introduce myself — how much longer could we go on putting on eyeliner beside one another without knowing each others’ names?! Turns out she and I went to the same middle school and high school (though she was a year below me), and believe or not, she’s become my roommate and very good friend! All because of the gym 🙂

  11. Liz
    April 14, 2010

    My gym is the most awkward gym ever! My husband is in law school at an ivy leauge institution and so we get to go to the gym for free. Everyone there seems reall nice, but no one talks to each other! Most people are soo quiet and reserved. I have been reading the Twilight series as I work out (for the second time) and I get really weird stares from people as thy read their philosophy or greek mythology or organic chemistry. Now, I’m all for educating your mind, but when I work out I need something to make the time seem shorter, not longer! Oh, and the girls in the locker room walk around completely nude all the time! Put on makeup, dry their hair, talk on the phone…nude…is this normal? My other gym people at laest put underwear on. Maybe I’m just a prude?

  12. Carolyn @ lovinlosing
    April 14, 2010

    I’m not a terribly social person and I can’t do small talk so I don’t tend to make friends with random strangers. I usually keep to myself.

  13. Britt @ Runnerbelle
    April 14, 2010

    We have a pretty regular crew at the 6am kettlebell class I go to. I like it as there is good group of female runners in it, most are a little older than me but we all push each other as we are all pretty strong and have good endurance. I made sure to go this morning since I’m laying off the strength training till after the Boston Marathon on Monday. After all the pullups & lunges I did this morning I think my body will thank me!

  14. Heather @ Side of Sneakers
    April 14, 2010

    What a great way to start your day!!

  15. Lauren @ Eater not a runner
    April 14, 2010

    No one at my gym is that friendly, I wish they were though!

  16. Jenny
    April 14, 2010

    I donthave locker buddies, but I do have gym buddies!

  17. Kelly
    April 14, 2010

    Honestly, I hate talking to people at the gym. I like to get in, work out, and get out. I try to avoid conversations. Maybe I’m anti social but I feel like it prolongs everything.

  18. Gwen
    April 14, 2010

    OMG Back2Back sounds INTENSE! I really need to get my tush up earlier so I can do cardio and strength!

  19. Amy @ Second City Randomness
    April 14, 2010

    I started chit chatting away with a girl in the workout room at my complex because we seemed to spend the same obnoxious amount of time in there… now we’re really good friends!

  20. Sana
    April 14, 2010

    I won’t lie, I am a gym snob and I am BFF’s with all the ladies that I take group fitness classes with! It’s fun to have people to talk to in the locker room!

  21. lily @ Lily’s Health Pad
    April 14, 2010

    I’ve learned with Group Power releases that a new release may not SEEM as difficult at first, but that really it’s the same difficulty as all the others. You just have to get used to the release and determine where you want to change your weight. Once you do the release a few times and you learn where you need to tweak, it will seem more difficult.

  22. Lauren @ A Fit Foodie
    April 14, 2010

    Breakfast looks delicious. I used to have gym buddies when I went to my gym in Memphis but wasn’t at the YMCA in Louisville long enough to get to know people that were in a routine. Mainly because my timing was always different for when I went. Happy Hump Day!!

  23. Can You Stay for Dinner
    April 14, 2010

    Love that breakfast. Pumpkin bread with almond butter and jam would be such a nice meal. I love meeting people at the gym. There’s such a cameraderie, especially when you are there early and everyone’s trying to muster up the motivation!

  24. BethT
    April 14, 2010

    Sadly, all the locker room buddies at my gym are very old, wrinkly women who are not afraid to bend over naked in front of mirrors. True story.

  25. missyrayn
    April 14, 2010

    Back in college I had locker room buddies. I would always see them before work. It was funny to be so much younger than them but I enjoyed the support of working out.

  26. Brittany
    April 14, 2010

    For some reason people don’t get buddy buddy at my gym. I’m also not consistent with my days or times so that might be the reason as well.

    I did however have an old man try to hit on me yesterday while working out. He literally interrupted my workout 3 times while I was there – and I was only there for 1 hour. The bad part is that this guy is a gym rat and I see him every time I go. Now that we’ve spoke I’m sure he’ll try to talk to me every time he sees me. I’ve recruited Isaac to come with me next time I go to the gym – hopefully once he sees that I have a boyfriend he’ll stop with the interrupting. haha

  27. thedailyoatmeal
    April 14, 2010

    I don’t have locker room buddies per say (because I don’t have a locker!), but after moving to the Chicago suburbs, I will say that the gym has been a great source of friends. I live alone and work pretty independently, so sometimes that first people I will talk to all day are my gym buddies. It’s comforting to see them and hear about races they are doing or their training– they keep me motivated and smiling during tough workouts too!

  28. elliebelle
    April 14, 2010

    I’ve made a few friends through my Zumba class – but I don’t actually belong to the gym where I take the class…so I don’t use the locker rooms.
    You are hardcore getting to the gym at 5:30! There is NO WAY I could even wake up by that time. haha.

  29. Diana
    April 14, 2010

    I have some people I recognize (and vice versa) and we will say good day or whatever to each other but that’s about it. 🙂

  30. learningtocookeatandenjoydeliciousfood
    April 14, 2010

    I absolutely love my gym… I recently started working out again, because I was not previously healthy enough to engage in exercise, but now that I can… I have returned to classes. There is a group of us that all go to the classes instructed by 1 teacher and we know each other so well that we ask where the person was if they werent at the gym that night!! 🙂

  31. Em
    April 14, 2010

    Did you mis-type or do you really go to the gym for 2 hours in the morning?

    • Meghann
      April 14, 2010

      Yes, it’s not something I do every day, but I love the Back2Back workouts. They are a great way to get in strength training as well as cardio.

  32. Run Sarah
    April 14, 2010

    I used to have swimming pool buddies when I did regular swims! Your breakfast looks SO good! 2 hours at the gym is intense!

  33. Marina
    April 14, 2010

    I don’t go to gym unfortunately, but I had so-called locker room buddies when I practiced karate. One of them actually became a really close friend :))
    mhm, pumpkin bread.
    I so miss pumpkin 🙁

  34. Kellie
    April 14, 2010

    I have lots of “gym friends”. I always talk about my friends from the gym, but when my husband asks me their names, I have no idea. It makes going to the gym fun and it holds me accountable because if I am not there one day they ask me where I have been.

  35. Joanna
    April 14, 2010

    I actually got my job in publishing through my locker-room buddies! A bunch of the ladies from my current company used the same gym in the morning and then went to work… while i went off to my miserable admin job. One day I sucked up my nerves and approached one of the ladies to inquire about publishing, mentioning my degree in English. Turns out she was a major higher-up, and (still is) quite possibly the nicest person ever. She’s been my mentor ever since, even now that I’ve transferred to a different city and she went to a new company. I ran into one of my old “buddies” in the Boston office while she was in town for a meeting recently. Oh, memories.

  36. angela1508
    April 14, 2010

    Hi! I have lots of locker room buddies too… most of them are women that are in my spin class, so they’re all early birds like me! I think it’s funny how women just naturally start talking to other women in the changing room… I wonder if it’s the same for guys? Or if they just sort of do a get-in-and-get-out sort of deal? Maybe that’s why they’re always ready so fast lol! And like Kellie (above), when one of the locker room ladies isn’t around, there’s always a reason expected the next day!!

  37. Anna
    April 14, 2010

    I used to see the same people at my gym over and over again, and it became a nice part of my day! Even though we never talked, I liked being able to count on the same people being on the same machines, morning after morning 🙂

  38. Lauren @ Running Examiner
    April 14, 2010

    I made locker room buddies at my gym, but now that some of those buddies have changed their gym schedule (I go in the morning before work), I don’t really have anyone to chat with. That’s okay, though. I don’t really view the gym as a part of my social life–truth be told, I don’t even like the gym…I just use it for spinning. I’d much rather run outside or go to the yoga studio. I’m a very solitary creature when it comes to working out!

  39. Erin
    April 14, 2010

    I’ve never made friends at the gym but most of my running club belongs to the same gym as me so I see club members there all the time. We usually say “hi” or chat a little bit about our workout.

  40. lowandbhold
    April 14, 2010

    I don’t have any buddies. I am always going to the gym at different times and can’t seem to get into a good routine. That’s cool though!

  41. Mama Pea
    April 14, 2010

    Hopefully the locker room buddies like to put their clothes on before having animated conversations. 🙂

  42. hundredtenpounds
    April 14, 2010

    I had buddies at the old pool I used to go to. We would chat waiting for the doors to open up and it was nice to talk to people with similar interests (swimming for fitness)!

  43. Alison
    April 14, 2010

    The only adult contact and conversation I have on a daily basis is with my gym/locker room buddies. I look forward to chatting with them each day.

  44. theprocessofhealing
    April 14, 2010

    Yum, your breakfast sounds incredibly delicious!!!!

  45. runnerforever
    April 14, 2010

    I don’t have locker room buddies but I definitely know people that have a full community of friends at their gym and think it is awesome.

  46. Matt
    April 14, 2010

    Gym friends are awesome! I work in and I actually know most of the people here. It is fun to get to know them through working out.

  47. shelly
    April 14, 2010

    I change at work so that I can slide into the club and right into the class that I want. All I bring in is my keys and my entry card.

  48. Isabel
    April 14, 2010

    Hi, I love reading your blog! I have a question, how do you keep your yogurt chilled while you are at the gym?

    • Meghann
      April 14, 2010

      I put a frozen chiller pack in the lunchbox with the yogurt.

  49. maria
    April 14, 2010

    Hey Meghann. I was just wondering how your new ST program has been going. Update?

  50. Ashley
    August 6, 2010

    I read a couple of complaints about nudity in the locker room.

    To be honest, I kind of like that casual attitude and atmosphere of the more “naked” locker rooms. I’m straight, and clearly don’t mean this in a sexual way. But I’ve never understood why some people are so uptight in locker rooms?

    Were all females in there, no one has anything that the others don’t have.

    I found it liberating the first time I used the group showers at my gym. And I don’t give it another thought ever since.

    I like to see women be able to be comfortable in their own skin, and to not feel a need to hide from other women.

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