2. You stink.

I know you can’t smell yourself (unless you’re pregnant or poo-covered) but trust me on this one. Wear deodorant. It won’t stop you from sweating but it does help with the stench. Do NOT under any circumstances substitute cologne or perfume for deodorant. It won’t mask the smell and it will make people (i.e. me) barf. Also, and this is more of a side note as there isn’t much you can do about it; if you eat strongly flavored foods – garlic and curry are the worst offenders – then you will “sweat it out” the next day. Personally, I don’t mind smelling other people’s faint food odors but some people are sensitive about it.

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  1. LOL I am a sweaty betty also, but I use a towel or two, and paper towels. to dab the sweat and to lay on benches and mats,
    Food odors and perfume/oil/colonge annoy me at the gym. I mean I know I may sometimes smell like a lil garlic if I had spaghetti the night before but smelling like a garlic clove or ten and a roll of salami is not good.
    Also some people could use some stronger deodorant but all in all even with equipment folk haven’t wiped down, I inspect before I use, spray it down myself and keep moving.

  2. Ugh! One of the main reasons I didn’t love my last gym was because it was just….sweaty. Smelled like sweat and I couldn’t fully enjoy my time. In a Caribbean country air conditioning is NOT an option for gyms!

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