No wonder regular people meet celebrities at the gym; stars love getting buff. For many A-listers, booking certain roles requires staying fit. And while most celebs use personal trainers in private gyms, others frequent public facilities - allowing fans to spot them in the wild.
While celebrities seen at theme parks might let you take a picture, most people want to use their exercise time to work out. But if you do run into your favorite actor or athlete at the local gym, you might nab an autograph.
They Ran Into The Lead Singer Of REM
From Redditor /u/torchestogether:
Tonight I decided to do some extra evening cardio. About 15 minutes into my workout, an older bald guy started running on the treadmill next to me. I quickly realized I was running next to Michael Stipe (the lead singer of REM)! I didn't approach him or anything, he was wearing a hoodie and looking down and away from people the whole time he was at the gym. It was just cool to be working out beside one of my childhood heroes.
They Saw The Rock And Wanted To Yell In His Face
From a former Redditor:
I have seen Dwayne [Johnson] a few times at the gym. He is massive and super nice. He would hold a conversation with anyone that dared gaze into the people's eyebrow. I always wanted to go up to him and ask him his lifting routine and the moment he answers abruptly scream, "IT DOESN'T MATTER!", but I value my life.
They Saw Ron Artest At The Gym And The Grocery Store
From Redditor /u/theoddjosh:
I go to school at UCLA, and we have a pretty top notch gym. One time I was at the bench, working out and minding my own business. Finish my set and look over to my right to Ron Artest (not yet named Metta World Peace haha).
I saw him again at Ralph's two months ago too...
They Met Sports Commentator Sean Plott
From Redditor /u/dontwait:
I attend USC, and if you've ever been there, you know that the gym is packed with frat boys and sorority girls. Well in that mix I saw Sean Plott, or Day ... he turned out to be super nice, and we carried out a long conversation. One of the most down-to-earth, chill guys I've met