Since I won’t have a gym membership for too much longer, I thought it would be fun to share some tips on gym etiquette rules. If you are a member of a gym there are some rules that really should be followed. In addition to the tips already mentioned, I wanted to add a few more that are my personal pet peeves.
- Don’t wear perfume/cologne to the gym
- If you are joining a fitness class for the 1st time, get there early so you have enough time to meet the instructor and go over anything you might need to do before the class starts.
- Don’t hang out and chat with others while sitting on a piece of equipment that someone else could use.
- Don’t sing along to the music on your ipod.
- Be sure to wipe down EVERY piece of fitness equipment you use after your workout.
- Wear deodorant please!
The more courteous people are the better the experience!
What are your TOP gym etiquette rules?
Tishia - No More Plus Size says
This reminds me of the 2 guys at the gym in Gaylord when I was going there…how they would grunt and swear and just be rude & obnoxious while working out. I think anything I can hear over my headphones means that person(s) needs to tone it down a little!
And the wiping down machines…seriously why can’t people do this???? It grosses me out when I see people get off a machine & they are dripping sweat and they don’t wipe the machine off. It literally takes about 30 seconds so just do it! Geez!
Everyone talks at the gym. However, don’t move right next to a person who is trying to concentrate on doing an exercise longer or heavier, or balancing, and then start a in-depth conversation beside them.
That happened to me this week when I was bench pressing a heavy amount of weight and was trying to do my very best. It wrecks focus. It just made me so mad. The weightlifter guys who did this would have never done it to a man. Err!
Regular gym members are entitled to try to be their best. And, this situation has re-reminded me to keep my own conversations short so that I don’t break someone else’s focus.
Oh, and I forgot to add that a weightlifter guy slapped a girl (not his wife) on the ass when I was talking to her. This really bothered me. If you think about the women in an office who watch other women’s asses get slapped right in front of them, it is disturbing and not a good work environment. Well, it is similarly disturbing in the gym.
My biggest peave is the people watchers. There were at least 4 men this morning just sitting there watching our group work out. This isn`t a spectator sport!! It makes me self conscious and clumsy.