The 7 Worst People You Meet at the Gym
Illustration: David Wyffels
Why they're bothering you: Aggressive jockeying for position aside, people look to the front row to see what they should be doing, and this person is leading the class astray.
How to handle it: Ask yourself if you really need to be in the front row, because that spot clearly matters to them. "They might have some need to be front-and-center," says Lagos. "Try to be empathetic and think about the fact that they probably need that attention or validation more than you." There's not much you can do about this person's lack of form in the moment, but if you find yourself in the same class with them again, move to another side of the room so they and their moves aren't in your sightline.