Woman accused me of staring during an exercise class, and it’s stressing me out
I’m quite a big guy. I’ve decided that this will be the year that I knock the unhealthy lifestyle on the head, and I’ve been calorie counting and exercising since the start of January. So far so good, I’ve seen some losses and I’m trying to develop good habits.
Today I was at a workout class (high intensity interval training). The way the class is structured is that you all grab a workout mat, and find a space in the hall. I always go up near the back for two reasons.
Firstly, I don’t want to embarrass myself with doing the exercises as best as I can, in a room of ultra fit people. Secondly (and more importantly), my workout gear sometimes rides down my backside (I try to get the best fitting stuff as much as I can, but it never always stays up). The less of that people see the better!
Anyway, we do the workout, and at the end of every round, there’s a “finisher” that you lie on your back and alternate between crunches and bicycle kicks. After this, you get a rest before the next round. I’d sit up, drink my water, and try not to die while waiting for the rest period to be done.
We get to the end of the class, and after we do the cooldown, a woman from the front of the class turns round and marches over to me. She is waving her phone in my face, calling me a pervert for staring at her. I honestly had no idea what she was talking about, but she said that she records herself to check her form during the class, and that she saw me staring at her during the finisher rest breaks. I denied it, because that was the truth, but she showed me the video, and it kinda does look like I’m looking in her direction. I literally was just trying to recover, and I was staring into space.
I’ve now got this woman going off at me, before storming out. The instructor came over and was sympathetic when I explained the situation. He said to try not to worry about it, but it’s making me apprehensive about going back to the class. I can’t honestly remember if she’s a regular or not, so I don’t know the likelihood of bumping into her again. I’ve been happy with my progress so far, but this is mega stressing me out.