I love the gym. It’s a great place to improve the mind, body, and soul all at once. If you’re lucky, the gym you train at has a competitive atmosphere, loud music, and an environment conducive to being absolutely awesome. Unfortunately, it’s not always this amazing. The
few many behaviors I see on a daily basis leave me shaking my head. On occasion, I am left completely speechless by the gym etiquette, or lack-thereof.
Having spent thousands of hours in the gym in my lifetime you would think one had seen it all, but I routinely see myself saying ” Are you F%^ing Kidding Me?”
When it comes to exercising in a public place such as your local health club or gym there are many written, and unwritten rules. Unfortunately, there will always be people who don’t seem to follow the rules.
These are things you should avoid doing at the gym, both for the sake of humanity and your fellow gym goers.
1. Talking on Cellphones
Seriously, what the hell is that important? Your workout is time to get away and do something for yourself. Focus on one thing at a time, get away from work for a bit. Besides, no-one wants to hear your latest beef with a landlord or unfinished conference call. Get off your phone or get out of the gym.
2. Not wiping down equipment
I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of sharing gooch sweat with the last guy seated on my bench. Not only is leaving your juice on the bench vile and inconsiderate, it’s dangerous due to the presence of bacteria and fungi.
3. Resting on equipment
6. Dousing Yourself in Stank Water
Every stand up from a brutal set, lungs screaming, only to choke on someones cheap, overpriced cologne? That kills baby kittens.
I understand the importance of smelling “fantastic” for your next date, but seriously. No-one hits the gym to smell you, keep the cologne for other occasions.