What is it with people thinking that it doesn't matter what they look like or smell like at the gym? I'm going to be the first one to standup and tell you that you don't have to be decked out in Under Armour to lift heavier, but I will say that you should at least have some class and consideration for others when you go to workout. People in Toronto truly amaze me and i'm not sure what to think when people come into the gym wearing old t-shirts and gym shorts that look like they've gone to war in them and survived. Or people that literally look like they've just rolled out of bed in a t-shirt that's 3 sizes too big and a pair of pajama pants that your grandmother would wear. Even worse is when they have gym clothing that has been worn for 3 workouts and you can smell them from across the gym. Has the gym become a place that you all of a sudden don't care how you look and it's just about wearing rags because you'll get them dirty anyways? I personally don't think so, i think the gym that you workout in is also reflected by the members that workout at that particular location and when people don't care about what they look like, it takes away from the image of the gym. Will we ever see a gym with signs that say, please dress with class, workout in clean clothing please, no jeans on the treadmill.. These are sad realities that go on in gyms across Canada and the United States. When you're in public you should dress accordingly and be represented the way you want to be seen. Would you show up to your job with 2 day old shirts and pants? I don't you would.. You never know who or what you'll see at the gym and you want to put your best foot forward and make a great first impression. I've seen directors of companies, marketing managers, Pro bodybuilders, ext.. in the gym and these people will make a first impression off how you represent yourself. I've also been offered jobs at the gym from people that have gotten to know me and this wouldn't have happened in the first place is these people didn't want to associate with me because i look like a bum.
As you can see from the picture above, i'm wearing a tank top and pair of shorts that match, nothing fancy of flashy, but it's clean and appropriate. All that i'm saying is that a clean pair of shorts and t-shirt (That Match) truly goes a long way in showing that you respect yourself and others around you. It's really not to much to ask and it will only benefit you if something happens to come your way.