Top Ten Worst Things About P. E./Gym Class

The Top Ten
1 Fitness Tests

I flunk each one with flying colour. I don't care, because fitness tests are torture and failing them are normal (in my point of view).

Yes. I take karate, and for the fitness test I have to run a mile, do push-ups, sit-ups, and wallsits. It's torture! Not the push-ups or sit-ups, but the mile and wallsits.

This test is pure torture. I'm surprised I was able to do 20 pacers at school during gym class today.

2 Kids Who Take Sports Too Seriously

It's so annoying! Like you're not even graded about how good you are at sports. In my school, PE is an easy A if you just wear a uniform and show up a lot and at least PRETEND to participate.

I hate the kids who take sports too seriously when a lot of the kids are only taking PE because it is required. PE stands for pointless exercise.

I hate their hypocritical personalities. When I don't participate, they yell at me to do something... ANYTHING! However, when I actually do try to do something, they end up criticizing me for one teensy mistake and tell me to just not do anything. I could be so much more athletic without them.

3 Getting Hit in the Head with a Ball

I got hit in the face with a basketball some moron chucked across the gym. It bent the frames of my glasses and hit me hard enough that my nose started bleeding. The coach did nothing, the kid laughed, I got a low grade for sitting out the rest of class due to the horrible headache that followed. It knocked down my 4.0 gpa. That class ruined my life. It's required to graduate too.

Once I got hit in the arm with a ball in football (soccer for Americans) and the teacher didn't see. People made fun of me so I didn't tell anyone. Since PE was first period, I was wandering around school with a broken arm without a cast and I had no idea.

4 Pushy P.E. Teachers

My P.E. teacher is a real jerk. She told us that we still had to exercise in gym class after my friend and I did the blood drive. She said she had done it too, so we should be able to exercise even though my gym teacher literally just watches us do everything...

When I was in high school:

Everyone: (running laps around the gym)
Several kids (including me): we're tired! (starts walking)
Teacher: Come on everyone let's go!

My gym teacher is so mean. I asked if I could go to the nurse because my side hurt he said "no its because your out of shape"
He is so out of shape.

5 Running

All we do is just run. Run, run, run. Fridays are the worst. We have to run five laps in the blazing hot sun. It doesn't help that I have P.E during the hottest time of the day. Yay. Also that some of the fastest kids are in my class, it just makes everyone else look bad. Especially me and some of my friends. We're actually average, it's just everyone else is above average. And for some reason the P.E teachers expect you to be above average. I don't even try anymore. I just don't see the point. You'll be judged either way for being slow. Besides, I honestly don't care if people think I'm slow. I've got the A's in classes, you don't. Your loss for focusing on P.E instead of real knowledge. I could rant for thirty minutes straight about this, but I should probably just end it here. If you know me in real life, you'll know this is me. I am the #1 P.E hater.

6 When You Get Put on a Really Bad Team

This never really got to me - the other kids on pretty much every bad team I was put on were actually trying, but couldn't help not being very athletic.

The type of people who are selfish and want the ball and says its mine its mine, the one that gets mad over not passing the ball.

I don't care, as I am the guy who is terrible. I wish I could opt out in team games and do math instead. Math is 100x better.

7 When You Get Graded on How Good You are at Sports

Thankfully, all you have to do to get an A in my school is wear a uniform and show up to class every day and at least PRETEND to participate.

Why would I need to know how to pass a football to be a successful human being? I understand learning grammar and basic math but the stuff they teach us in gym is utterly pointless, we're not going to take notes while playing these sports, we're trying not to pass out from the torment we're put through

This is awful. I thankfully was graded for just being present in class. I would never be good at sports due to my low physique, and if that happened I would fall at P.E.

8 Cuts and Bruises

My old school often made us do PE on the harsh concrete in the summer, and someone ended up with a grazed elbow or knee nearly every time (I can remember being sent to the nurse at least six times thanks to that). Bruises from getting tackled and knocked down in the hall weren't that much less unpleasant either.

9 That Anti-Period Teacher

Yes! Those stupid teachers that make you do it when you have crazy cramps.

Mostly applies to female gym teachers based on my experience.

10 When You Forget Your P.E. Clothes and You Have to Wear the School's Clothes.

In high school when we forgot our PE clothes we have to sit out and we get in trouble for forgetting

The Contenders
11 When Your Teachers Tell You to Run and They are Sitting Down Eating a Big Mac.

This except my teacher's always on his phone. We are on black-colored turf and he makes us play bocce ball, which is fun if it isn't that hot. It's 100+ degrees on this turf. If someone fainted due to the heat, which I almost did, he wouldn't have noticed.

12 When the Gym Teacher Measures Your Weight/Fat Percentage.

I remember back in September 2018 when my gym teacher measured everyone's height and weight and then told us to calculate our BMI on our phones or computers. I had a BMI of 16 or 17 (and still do to this day in 2022) and that made me feel very self conscious. What didn't help was the fact that my gym teacher told me I was "underweight" (even though a 16 -17 BMI is healthy for a 12 year old) and I went home that day in tears over what my gym teacher said to me.

Because if there's one thing kids won't do, it's make fun your weight...!

13 P.E. Teachers Who Mock Pupils for Not Understanding It
14 When You Exercise the Whole Period
15 When People Stand There and Let the Ball Hit the Ground Instead of Saying "I Got It" and Going for It

This mainly happens in volleyball.

I feel so bad because I'm bad at volleyball and I just can't seem to hit the ball and people get mad at me, LIKE THE HECK I'm TRYING

16 Failing If You Don't Change

When I was late at P.E because I was helping my literature teacher with the paper and I forgot that it was P.E and I forgot to change, so I rushed down to the gymnasium and my teacher screams at me and tells me that I failed because I didn't have proper attire.

17 Being Bullied for Not Being Good at Sports

When I was doing Physical Education in school, we do the sport I can't stand the most (Football). Neither the teachers or the kids, pick me or my autistic friend in a good team, they put us on a team of the people we don't like.

The kids always put me in goal (I Hate) every time I miss the ball, they will rage at me. Sometimes they make me cry, my friend was also a goalie and he got abused badly.

Not everyone can be really athletic - these bullies really ought to put themselves in the shoes of some of the poor kids who suffer from things like heart problems, bad asthma, leg injuries they never fully recovered from, the list goes on.

18 The Locker Room

Here I am, one of the few people that actually values privacy, forced to bathe with a buch of naked guys...

Has anyone ever heard of deodorant? No? Well that explains a lot.

Bring deodorant as always. Then, unleash it everywhere.

19 When the P.E. Teacher is Fat and Tells You to Run Around the Gym
20 Constantly Screwing Up and Embarrassing Yourself

I am unathletic and don't care about sports and this happens to me so much.

PE is just a pointless class and just creates the risk for bullying.

Thankfully, I finished my PE credits last year, so I don't have to do it this year.

Why everyone in the P.E. class hates me

21 Getting a Low Grade for Not Showing Up One Time

My gym teacher was always late for class every day. Because I had that class first hour. When ever I got to class the locker room was locked up. We had to wait in front of the door every morning for her to open the door. Most of the time she was just gossiping with the other teachers. Once I left my backpack in the locker room and the teacher would not unlock the dooe

I hate it when that happens. My life is miserable because my family value PE grades. When I get a 0 my mom gets the belt and my dad gets the pepper spray. Help me...

22 When People Ask You Why Do You Not Like Gym

My teacher lets me sit out and gym. I sit on the bench, some people ask; are you ok, who do you not like Gym or why do you not play gym. Gym is torture! It's in the morning for my class.. I'm in grade 4. lot of people have to do it.. But I don't have to, but... There is games, but sometimes it's Doctor dodgeball, and stuff... It's still torture even if there is games like.. Octopus, tag and stuff..l Hate tag..

It makes me lose my only little bit of self-esteem!

23 Sweating
24 Stoners
25 Dodgeball

Dodgeball is the absolute worst especially if you are an easy target

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