Are good looking women intimidating
“If she does well, you’re going to be impressed, or if it’s bad you’ll go ‘aw’,” explains Walker.“If it’s a man who does badly, you’ll be like ‘haha’ and laugh at them.” Great. It seems that, in the gym, women are either seen as attractive, pitiable or plain annoying.Instead, he tries to learn more about you and find some common ground. How dare you look amazing, act confident and be successful? It’s definitely a better way to deal and much more likely to make you like him. You don’t remember asking how much money he makes, but suddenly he’s telling you. While some guys just like to brag, intimidation seems to make them run off at the mouth uncontrollably. “And least of all me because I don’t want to draw attention to myself at the best of times.“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.Large companies offer workout rooms in their buildings, big cities have one on every corner, and ‘at the gym’ is now even a Whats App status.“I’ll run up and down [at my local gym] and not a lot of women would do that,” she told Women’s Health.
Some guys just can’t handle a strong, independent woman.It aggravates men because sometimes it holds their progress up.” The image of a woman in her pink velour tracksuit texting on the treadmill is an outdated stereotype, but it’s clearly one that still exists in gyms.It is not a ringing endorsement for women who want to work out.But how much of it is deliberate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.“I think it goes on without a doubt,” says Louis Durkin, manager of the men-only bodybuilding gym Muscleworks. If the woman isn’t as good-looking and he wants to use the equipment, he’ll look at her unfavourably.
“Women historically are on their phone, or looking at their phone while they exercise,” says Durkin.