We don’t exactly love it when our faces are set ablaze mid-kickboxing class. So we had to ask: What’s up with turning so red?
What If Men and Women Switched Roles at the Gym? [Video]
What if every gender stereotype you’d ever held about men and women who work out at the gym was turned into one snappy little video?
Directed by Jay Diaz and produced by Diaz along with Brian Thomas Smith, Daniel Marcha, and Tony Joun, the video is the newest in a series from Yahoo!'s "The Flip Side." The catch? Examining what life would be like if men and women switched roles at the gym. Like a sweatier, less politically correct version of "Freaky Friday."
The best humor, some say, is that which awakens us to some core truth about ourselves or human society. If that’s your definition of “funny,” then this video probably won’t make you laugh too hard. It's also a little sexist. OK, it's also kind of really sexist. But if we take The Flip Side for full value, and assume it's a well-intentioned parody of the extremes of gym culture stereotypes, well, heck, there’s enough material here to make any gym-goer crack a smile.
What do you think? Too much sexism, or just enough to still be funny? Share your thoughts in comments below.
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Actually I stopped watching when they chose to portray the "larger" woman as the "gross, sweaty" individual who leaves sweat all over the machine...I've seen plenty of slender women and fit men leave weight and cardio machines drenched in perspiration. This video is not only sexist, it's sizist.
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@slapbetcomish I don't think the idea was to be sizeist, but rather maybe that she was the equivalent of a larger man who lifts heavy weights at the gym and sweats a lot. It's not meant to be taken so seriously ;)
I'm wondering if a video like this could be done on martial arts & mma gyms? I dont think it could.
OMG this is so hilarious and you have to watch this video!!!! lol
this is too funny
Glad you guys enjoy it!
this is awesome.... hehehehe :))
haha too true, push yourselves women!!
Totally funny, but the one thing that was missed was the dropping of heavy weights .. lol.
This is RUBC girls at the gym - the awkward moment when a guy asks you for your weights when you're done
#RUBC girls at the gym - the awkward moment when a guy asks for your weights when you're done
Wow so funny! I cannot stop laughing.