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Things gyms need to stop immediately

The modern gym: Sporting sanctuary. Ground zero for fitness gains. Our trusty ally when battling the bulge.

Or is it? 

While our local gym is indeed a fortress of possibility, spend enough time in one and you'll learn they're incomprehensibly irritating, too. Stocked full of juiced-up gym addicts, disconcerting smells and the type of bloodcurdling screams more common in a sex dungeon, it's enough to send you straight to the nearest fast food joint.

But, fret not; all is not lost. Here we point out the fundamental flaws of the 21st century gym and, more importantly, some custom-built solutions.

Let us know your own gym peeves on Twitter @Shortlist

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