Open Letter to the “Gym Dudes”

Conversations I don’t have with men at the gym. But should.

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I also do understand that my outfit doesn’t match and I’m wearing muddy Converse.

Yes, I’m wearing Converse because it keeps the balance on the heels of my feet which is where I need them if I’m gonna be able to pull a 275 pound deadlift. But, those expensive Nikes look cool, bro.

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I’m not here to lift my body weight. I’m here to lift yours.

It doesn’t matter to me one bit if you think women shouldn’t have big, strong shoulders. Can I just use the 90 pound bar so I can get my shrugs done? You’re in my way.

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*If you’ve ever picked up heavy things and put them down repeatedly, you may get this too:

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Flaming pinball, nerd, music lover, wine snob, horrible violin player. No, I won’t stop taking pictures of my drinks. vanessaltorre@gmail.com IG: vanessaltorre

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