I work out at home, but I have worked at a couple big box gyms. It reminds me of the bar. basically social hour, I could never work out in a gym. I never have and I never will.
The gym is strictly for clients not for me.
"When I see guys working out for cosmetic reasons, I see vanity exposing them in the worst way, as cartoon characters, billboards for imbalance and insecurity. Strength reveals itself through character." -Henry Rollins