I need to talk to you...can I tell you something that might be difficult for you to hear? Let's just sit together, well actually if you'd sit over there. There's something I've been meaning to tell you, but I just haven't
I'll say this as nicely as I can. Your body odor is somewhat offensive. I realize you may not recognize the way you smell at the gym...sure, sure - you're right. People sweat at the gym. Everyone sweats at the gym. It's just you're extra smelly, like clear out the room smelly.
Some of us are just smellier, or sweatier than others. It's just how it goes. It's a three alarm emergency if I forget my deodorant. Sweating is our body's air conditioning mechanism. It's natural and OK. It's essential. And then other people are just rotten inside! It's one thing to sweat out a little garlic, but there's some garbage eatin' bears out there in the gym. What are you people eating!?
This is a challenging issue, but one that gym management should be able to address individually with offenders. In my experience, people didn't realize their funk, and they took measures to correct it. I probably did them a huge social favor, and it sure helped the culture of the weight room! Don't be that guy, if the room clears out when you enter...realize your funk!