There are people out there who exercise at private clubs, some of them do it to maintain peak fitness, some do it just to oogle (is that a word?) at a few of the others exerciserists (definitely not a word), and most do it way less often and with way less vigor than they should (HTF). See I know this because I do, in fact, go to the gym on occasion. Yesterday I was making sure the elliptical unit I was on was doing actual ellipsis when a guy got on the machine next to me. You know that in these rooms they always have the equipment close together. I gave him the obligatory head nod acknowledging that he had entered the area and that I welcomed him in as non-committal a way as possible.
It should be noted, that almost by definition, rooms full of people sweating from exertion probably shouldn't be expected to smell like when you walk through the perfume area of the department store in the mall. But I'm telling you, after 2 minutes with this guy next to me I was grimacing and gasping for air that I didn't want to breath in because his scent had made the area uninhabitable by oxygen consuming organisms.
So after 6 entire minutes on the machine I made my way to a vacant treadmill, one on the other side of the room. I'm good with people stinking after they exercise, but they shouldn't stink before the heart rate cranks up.
Trust me, I made strong mental and olfactory notes (involuntarily) of what the fella looked/smelled like, and he won't be greeted as kindly the next time he mounts the machine next to me.