Throughout the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, it seemed that for many, there was no place they wanted to go more than the gym.
And while there was only a small group who actually protested over gym closures, the number of people who wanted to ditch their limited workout options at home and go right back was much larger.
However, we soon learned that the prospect of returning to gyms was something of a double-edged sword because it also meant dealing with our fellow gym-goers.
That's not to say that there aren't friendly and encouraging people at gyms. In fact, we've seen at least one story where a gym mishap served as a meet-cute for a budding young couple.
But considering what we see from the most common stories to emerge out of gyms, we'd be lying if we said that described all of our experiences there.
And it's those encounters that explain why we just want to be left alone.