While there are some obvious perks to hitting the gym (like it’s good for your health), it can also be a hot-bed for gross behaviour. People regularly don’t wipe off equipment after they use it and you’ve probably walked into a fart cloud by the free weights more than once.

Of course, when you encounter nastiness at the gym, you’ve got to tell everyone you run into. And that’s exactly what some people have done on Reddit. Here are the best (a.k.a. worst) grody things people have spotted at the gym and shared online.

Using spit as a ‘cleaner’

“I kid you not, I saw an elderly man attempt to clean his sweat off the equipment he was using by spitting onto the seat and then wiping it around with a paper towel… disgusting.” —ti_n89 

Cockroaches everywhere 

“My old gym in Austin had dead cockroaches…ALL OVER the floor. Resting between sets on the bench, I remember counting 10 dead cockroaches in front of me. And the employees would take several days to clean them. One day I put sticky notes next to each dead cockroach that said ‘this is disgusting’ and from then on the employees would get rid of them.” —wetterdew

Weird zit-popping methods

“A dude rubbing his shoulder blade onto a concrete wall while talking to his friend. Then it was revealed that he was trying to use the wall to pop the zits on his back.” —rogue_penguin

Mirror vomit

“I saw a guy yak after doing some super-heavy squats…all over the mirror in front of him.” —P1aybass

A tampon in the shower

“Used tampon blocking the shower.” —Indydegrees2

Naked yoga

“Walked in on a couple doing yoga in the buff in the private rooms…Not sure why they decided to do this since the doors don’t lock.” —Gingervitice


“Bodybuilder type was setting up for an incline [dumbbell] press, and hacked something up and spat it a good six feet through the air onto a mirror. I was simultaneously impressed and disgusted…” —OddGambit  

Puke everywhere

“Walked into the bathroom and there was puke in the sink. Went into a stall and there was puke in the toilet. Wtf people.” —blonderson

Luckily, most gyms do what they can to keep things clean. Still…ick.

This article originally appeared on Women’s Health US.

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