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. Meeting people at the bar or the supermarket seems to have had its day when it comes to dating!
Well folks, I'm starting to think that life isn't a Nicholas Sparks novel, and you most likely aren't going to bump heads with your future husband on a crowded city sidewalk.“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.“I go to the gym because I don’t have a good figure,” one tells me. But I don’t want people to judge the way I look when I don’t even like how my body looks yet. Because most men don’t shout at women in the gym – they sexually objectify them instead.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.