Behave Yourself! It’s Time to Talk Gym Etiquette
Currently, I workout out at a small gym and I love it. Once a upon a time I did belong to a big gym, and to be honest I hated it!! Sure it had some of the best equipment, but it was missing something….atmosphere and people that have gym etiquette.
I have worked at and worked out in a number of facilities over the years, so it’s safe to say that I have seen it all. Should I really have to write about gym etiquette!? No, but I’m going too.
Please do not leave a trace!
Congratulations, you can press 700 pounds on the leg press machine. Now can you please put your weights away? Maybe I look stronger than I am, however I shouldn’t have to clean up after you…no one should! Next time I’m calling your mom!
Hey cardio queen, quit hogging the machine!
Some gyms have time limits on cardio machines during busy hours. There’s a reason for that, and you should obey it. And no, throwing your towel over the display won’t fool anyone. P.S You can’t reserve a machine by leaving your water bottle on it. That will definitely give you a time out!
Keep it down!
I’m sure you have seen that guy or girl, the one doing their cardio who is screaming into a cell phone. Unless it’s an emergency, save it!! And if it’s an emergency, stop what you’re doing!! OHHHHH…..and before I forget…there is no reason to moan and groan like an animal in heat. It does nothing for your workout, it just makes you look silly! And it annoys others around you.
If you’re doing multiple sets on a machine, it’s common courtesy to let others work in during your rest periods. This may not always be practical, but offer to share whenever you can.
Clean up After Yourself
Do you know what drives me nuts!?! When someone walks away from a machine, leaving a pool of sweat behind. YAY!!! Just what I wanted!! Most gyms do provide spray bottles or wipes….us them!!! Nobody wants to sit in your sweat!
On a completely different note, I wanted to leave you with a quote…..”The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke
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