UWS Photo Of The Day: Matt Damon Working Out At Upper West Side Crunch Gym

Monday, March 4th, 2013

Wrote last March that Matt Damon can occasionally be spotted working out at the Upper West Side Crunch (162 W. 83rd, between Amsterdam & Columbus).

Almost exactly one year later, that still appears to be the case.

MUW reader Beth snapped a photo of the actor between sets over the weekend.

I can’t say he looks too pleased about the situation, but that’s a separate issue…

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  • Chris

    In other news MYUW reader @brose004 is disrespectful piece of shit. And shame MyUpperWest for running the photo.

    Guess what? I was working out next to Matt Damon and his trainer last year. Was I excited? Absolutely. Was I going to be a jerk and take a photo without permission? No. I just said that I liked his work in Gigli and The Town, and left it at that.

    I hope Crunch sees this, can deduct who brose004 is, and revoke their membership for breaking the “No cameras” policy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chengjih Cheng-Jih Chen

    “Liked his work in Gigli and The Town”? That may have been irritating to Matt Damon than the pics. Alternatively, “I’ve liked you ever since Boogie Nights!”

  • Chris

    Ha. It crossed my mind, but I didn’t actually say that to him :) I’m sure people purposely do it to him all the time, thinking they’re the funniest thing to come along since Louis CK.

    Still…I treated him like a regular human being, and I’m sure he appreciated it to me trying to sneak pictures while in the middle of his workout.

  • MyUpperWest

    @disqus_ejzimKj18v:disqus I realize it’s commonplace for people to hurl insults at strangers on the internet, but there’s really no need for name calling.

    The person who snapped this photo was a star-struck fan, not a “disrespectful piece of shit.”

    You’re entitled to your opinion about this post, but your argument loses its validity when you start hurling unnecessary insults.

    I’m pretty sure that calling someone a “disrespectful piece of shit” is, you know… disrespectful.

  • Chris

    You’re right. It is easy to hurl them over the internet. Had I been at the gym and I saw brose004 sneak the picture, I would have called him or her out right there on the spot…and used the exact same words.

    There are reasons gyms have “no camera” policies in place. Someone who snaps pictures of people in the middle of working out (and then sends it to a blog to post) are scum. So I would argue that it wasn’t a star-struck fan…but a jerk of immense magnitude with a total lack of decency and gym etiquette (is that better?).

  • Anonymous

    I have been a member of crunch for several years and feel a little betrayed that someone took a picture and then sent it to a popular blog to be posted about. I am a huge fan of your blog, please don’t take this as any negative comments about that, you are just posting exciting news that is being brought to you. I am just ashamed that a member of my gym has made it impossible for a man work out peacefully like any other member. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of the last times we see him there. And that’s also a loss for the rest of us who thought it was exciting that we were apart of a cool club where someone like Matt Damon felt comfortable enough to work out. Before you spill to the world someone else’s business just take a minute to think how lucky you are no one does that to you.

  • David

    So disappointing you have left this up … it’s one thing to have a lapse of judgement and put it up but by now you know well that this posting was met with near universal disapproval of your readers. Take it down man … not too late to do the right thing..