Reddit user From New York As others have confirmed online, while his gym routine is unusual, he uses a treadmill in his apartment gym for four hours a day and doesn’t show it to anyone else.
More than 2,000 people responded to his question on Reddit — and he also shared his thoughts on the matter with Fox News Digital.
“AITA because you used the treadmill in the building gym for 4 hours?” asked Reddit user “Pr1mrose” in a Jan. 27 post with the subtext known as “Am I the A****e” (AITA).
“I Use the treadmill 4 hours a day (easy jogging, not like I’m Usain Bolting) from 6am to 10am,” explained the man.
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“At this time the gym is almost empty from 6-7:45am and 8:30-10pm,” he wrote.
The user explained that he has his building A small gym for residents – With four treadmills, three bicycles and three stair/elliptical machines, as well as space for weight training. The gym is open until 10pm every day, he said.
Pr1mroz said all four treadmills are rarely occupied at the same time — “maybe 15 minutes every day.”
He also wrote: “I did a test today and for four hours there was at least one treadmill free, and I was alone in running for more than three hours. There are many days. [when] “Capacity never hits, and on the days it does, it’s a very limited time slot.”
The man was told the new law “came from the administration.”
The building management, however, decided to have a maximum usage time of 45 minutes for the cardio machines – and sent an email to all residents of the building.
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“I’m 99% sure it was aimed at me. For three hours this morning, a woman (I believe the building manager’s assistant) informed him of the rule,” he wrote – “He hit me on the shoulder.”
By then, the other three treadmills were empty – and Pr1mrose was told the rule “came from management”.
A doorman came over and told him there was a 45 minute limit on the cardio machines.
Pr1mrose wrote that this rule was not published anywhere in the gym and was not the previous policy.
“I really don’t understand, but, Reddit, am I missing something and am I really an a*****e?” The user asked others.
According to CDC standards, more than 75 percent of Americans are not getting enough physical activity.
On the AITA subreddit, redditors can respond to posts by calling the poster “NTA” (“not an A****e”), “YTA” (“you’re an A****e”). “NAH” (“No, not here”) or “ESH” (“Everyone washes here”).
“I can’t make it through the 4 hour run a day. Are you okay?”
Users can “upvote” responses they think are useful and “disapprove” responses that aren’t.
Most Reddit users who responded to the post said they believed Pr1mrose was “NTA”.
“NTA,” Reddit user “Thedisciplematt” wrote in a loud comment.
“What if he was alone? Of course there are four and I doubt anyone else is running for hours,” he wrote.
“Thediciplematt” also suggested that Pr1mrose switch treadmills every 45 minutes – and “tell them to be maliciously obedient.”
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Another user suggested Pr1mrose take a break after a 45 minute run if the other three treadmills are occupied.
“Four hours is a long time to exercise…I’m not sure that’s healthy behavior….”
Reddit user “Pepper-90210” wrote, “NTA but if the other three are taken and last longer than 45 minutes, you have to free yourself.”
Others They expressed their concern. For Pr1mrose health.
“Sorry I can’t make it through the 4 hour run a day. Are you okay?” Reddit user “itsamezario” wrote.
“Why do you use it? [the treadmill] For such a long time? “Four hours is a long time to exercise and I’m not sure that’s a very healthy behavior,” said Reddit user “financial-bottle-872.”
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In follow-up posts, Pr1mrose clarified that he was. Former heavy drinker And he uses the time on the treadmill to listen to podcasts and music — and to “spend some time to myself and reflect on my life.”
He adds that his exercise routine is “not compulsive – it’s a hobby that I really enjoy.”
He said he normally runs outside — but living in New York City, he doesn’t want to run in the cold or risk slipping.
“I fully agree and accept that on the very rare occasion that people come in with all four treadmills taken, I see them use them all and then leave,” he wrote.
“I don’t have a problem with that – my problem is being told to stop even if it’s just me.”
“For now I plan to do my routine tomorrow morning and see if I can face it again.”
Pr1mrose said he will email the apartment management to ask why this policy is in place.
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“I’m not trying to be confrontational, I just don’t really understand the rules,” he said.
“I’m not saying I’m above it, but I don’t think it’s asking much to be told ‘why’ when I live here. [for] For over a year and Jim has used the house this way – and I won’t stop anyone from using it.
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Pr1mrose told Fox News Digital in response to an online inquiry that he was surprised by how many responses the post received and that he had yet to hear directly from management.
“Now I’m going to go about my normal routine tomorrow morning and see if I’m faced with it again,” he told Fox News Digital.