Yes there are tons of girls that wear cute tennis skirts while they are playing tennis and this is ok because they usually have little shorts underneath them. But girls are just not supposed to wear skirts in the gym. Just thinking about this idea sounds so scandalous and wrong.
About thirty minutes into my workout the girl in the picture entered the gym. I thought maybe she just forgot something and was coming back to get it, but then she did some stretching and hopped right on the elliptical machine. I have heard of Korean girls wearing funny outfits to the gym, even heels, but I was surprised by the skirt. There were clearly no shorts under the skirt, because the girl kept holding it down as she was stretching.
This was so amusing to me that I actually got off my treadmill and went back up to my apartment to get my camera. Luckily when I returned she was still working out and was facing away from me which was perfect to get the photo and video for this article! If you wore a skirt to a gym back home in America, I'm pretty sure security would come kick you out, or demand that you get changed! Apparently anything goes in Korean gyms!
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