Shower at home or Shower at the gym?

August 7, 2009 by  
Filed under The Fitness Bug

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Whenever there is talk regarding the gym showers, we will always be taken back to the good old days of the high school dorm showers. For most people, taking a shower at school in the high school years was deemed as a bold or brave thing to do, and if that was you I am pretty sure you stood out from the crowd when you did so. As people migrate to adulthood most would think the whole ‘shower in public’ issue would disappear, but this is not the case, and this will probably remain an issue until the end of human existence.

Shower at home or Shower at the gym?

Personally I like to shower at home as I have never been a fan of gym showers. When I shower I like to get comfortable, take my time and sing my heart out (something I’m sure won’t be favored by my fellow gym goers). It’s nothing to do with being shy either, as I don’t have any insecurities about my body (quite the opposite). It’s just that I like to keep my private parts…. PRIVATE.

Some people in the gym just let it all hang out…Willies, D***s, Vagina’s, P****s, Butts or what ever you like to call them.

Now I think I can speak for the masses here, but quite frankly, I just don’t want to see any of that when I’m at the gym.
The problem is, you just can’t help but look when it’s on display. Everyone that does go to the gym goes there to improve their bodies, but… most of the people in there are not quite improved… yet! So I have to suffer and look at rolls of fat, overly hairy bodies and private parts that are ugly to begin with. (Yikes!)

Now I know some people can’t help that, as I mentioned, we do all go to the gym to improve ourselves. But some people (Ladies… taking to you here) let it all hang out to show off, or some people know they don’t look to hot, but like to shower and at least have the decency to wear underwear or shorts as soon as they get into the locker room.

You can agree to disagree with me, but I think the whole shower thing bothers women more than it does men. Men tend to be more open. After all, we do pee together when out in public. (keep your head straight, don’t turn it now!)

Maybe that explains why women’s showers have a cubicle and men’s showers don’t.

All things said, we do have some great commercial gyms out there. You have facilities such as Jacuzzi’s, Saunas, and when you shower you get access to:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Body wash
  • Lotion
  • Towels
  • Razors
  • Shaving gel
  • Combs
  • and more

Now that beats a home shower any day. (Home vs Gym)

Everyone has their preferences for sure, but below is a list of the pros and cons of both.

STAY FIT and STAY CLEAN! Bugs out!

Home shower


  • Don’t have to look at naked people
  • Less likely to pick up germs
  • Time and comfort


  • Inconvenience
  • Waste time
  • Travel around with a foul smell

Gym Shower


  • Convenience
  • Save time
  • Leave the gym, bathed and fresh


  • Extra baggage
  • Look at other naked people
  • Possibly pick up germs

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