Originally Posted by Lone Wolf
I've joined roughly a dozen gyms over the years and I bet I've seen a woman with an obvious eating disorder in half of them, just during the times that I've been there (I've always worked out at about the same time). I can think of at least four in the last four gyms I've gone to.
Came to that realization this morning when I saw the one in my current gym. I can't say that I see her every day, but generally she'll come in and hit the treadmill and then the machines during the time I'm there. Attractive enough face but the body appears to be little more than skin and tendons over bone. Not quite concentration camp survivor, but definitely like someone on the losing side of a debilitating illness. Which she probably is.
Yeah i'm pretty sure if you're a staff at a gym you'll see at least 3 anorexic people a day, depending on gym size.
It's not as simple as stopping an druggie from shooting up; it's a quantity thing. What i mean by that is that you can't just stop them from exercising, cos then they will cut out all the eating as well. They need to have some counselling to slowly reverse their mental illness.
Pretty scary though. I never go to the cardio area of my gym, partly because i prefer running outside, but also because it's pretty disturbing to see these people.