Every gym has his characters, but this one is probably somewhat more bizarre than most. He's a pretty big guy. He wears shoes that don't match, will go out on the parking lot and run barefooted full speed into a fence and grunt like he's been stuck in the bowels by a Japanese sword.

Today, I was doing some benches beside him. Some guy came up and asked him a question about being whether the music being played helped his workout. The oddball character starts yelling at the top of his voice, "It comes from within! It comes from within! If you need music to help you, then give it up. It comes from within!"

The gym just went silent. (Except for the music.) Man, that was very strange. I always stayed away from this nutcase and I'm glad I did.