Wearing scrubs at the gym?? - page 2

I went to the gym today and saw a male nurse lifting in his scrubs. I was a little bothered by it because I would think it would be unsanitary for someone to be working out in their hospital... Read More

  1. by   seriouslyserious
    Quote from commonsense
    You're probably overreacting, I wear my scrubs everywhere, including on dates, maybe that's why I don't get too many second dates.

    you know what i find ironic... females never give me any attention, UNLESS i am in scrubs. i do not look nor act like i have a brain. people do not expect me to be in nursing school either.

    got that first date because med. outfits correlated to $$$... then they figure you're not an MD and on allnurses. no second date ...go figure... and good riddance.
  2. by   Scorpio906
    Perhaps he was doing a workout before work? Or, maybe he isn't even a nurse at all. Your concerns are valid; however, you have to consider the other possibilities.
  3. by   phieud
    Quote from Scorpio906
    Perhaps he was doing a workout before work? Or, maybe he isn't even a nurse at all. Your concerns are valid; however, you have to consider the other possibilities.
    the possibilities was the reason for concern
  4. by   ImKosher
    Hahaha...are you for real? How are you going to first interrupt the guy while he's working out? Second, accuse him of being rude? You were the rude one.
  5. by   adnrnstudent
    I wear my scrubs to the bar.
  6. by   Illmatic
    Wearing scrubs at the gym would be nastyyy... especially if you get a good quality work out, imagine the sweat that soaks through your scrubs... not that appealing for the chicks eh?
  7. by   plumbtrician
    No scrubs in the gym! Period. That's just tacky. I'd recommend some shorts and a ratty T.
  8. by   seriouslyserious
    Quote from adnrnstudent
    I wear my scrubs to the bar.
    get out of here... ha~! i did that once... but on Halloween. Vagina Magnet.
  9. by   claasr
    IF he was coming from work and was working out in the SAME scrubs he was nursing in, yeah, not very cool for him to be so inconsiderate to possibly infect anyone/everyone at the gym. IF he was working out in the clothes and THEN went to work, that too is unprofessional and unhygienic if he is sweaty and/or smelly. Also, he could pick up an opportunistic bug a the gym just waiting to infect an immunocompromised patient somewhere. Very irresponsible. You don't know 100% what the deal is here unless you ask. Guess what... you aren't the CIA of healthcare and it is probably better to mind your own business. Say what you want to him but know that you should mind your own business.
  10. by   Creamsoda
    I think he was just trying to be "cool". How thats cool I dont know, but I would see people around wearing the local hospital scrubs that specifically say "do not remove off property", with the big local hospital system logo. Sometimes people really do think their THAT cool to do that. Me I think theyre lame. Get some gym pants.
  11. by   kguill975
    I've worn scrubs to the gym, and I didn't think twice about it. On the other hand, I work in the OR, so the scrubs we wear inside the OR are put on and taken off at work. If you had approached me, I probably would have laughed. You actually saw him in scrubs, but how many people used that machine before you got there? Were they in scrubs? Did they wipe off the machine after using it? I recommend that you wipe off the machine before and after using them, and stop interrogating people.
  12. by   seanynjboy
    Quote from bringonthenight
    umm you were the rude one. Who approaches a stranger and comments on their outfit in a negative way!

    Your the regina george of nursing students!
    hahahaha this one cracked me up!!
  13. by   mperal10
    I know this thread is about two months old. Anyways I understand where you're coming from, but it really isn't that big of a deal. There might have been times where you have gone to your gym and used a piece of equipment (not knowing that someone 20 minutes before you in pathogen covered scrubs) used it, and you were fine. My point is that, whether you see a guy/gal in dirty scrubs at the gym working out on a weight lifting bench or whatever, it wont change the fact that you'll be exposed to pathogens. because you'll never know who used it before you.

    If what I said doesn't make sense, then take a look at the BART system in San Francisco. All their seats are covered in MRSA and other harmful bacteria, and people sit on them everyday. They go into their cars and sit on the drivers seat. They go home and sit on their sofa, etc.. most are fine.
    Just food for thought.

    Here's an article from NYTimes:

    another from ktvu: Biologists Find Drug-Resistant Bacteria On BART Seats | www.ktvu.com