Gym EtiquettePosted: January 9, 2012
Wondering what to do at the gym? Good! Exercise away. Just don’t commit any of the following indiscretions listed below! I’ve witnessed (or endured) some less than polite actions recently. Some cause head scratching and others teeth clenching/tongue biting. Here we go folks:
1) Is it okay to choose a cardio machine located directly next to a stranger when there is an identical unused piece of equipment located elsewhere? Personally, I like a little space. Apparently, others like to cozy right up to fellow-exercisers…hmm. Maybe they are racing me?
2) Can you brag about leg pressing an enormous amount of weight when you only bend your knees two inches? I would have to say “NO!” Although, I chuckle when I see people do this. I don’t find it amusing when these people don’t bother to put their weights away after they finish their “leg-press,” though.
1) Is it inconsiderate to save equipment with a towel or water bottle for long periods of time? I think it is! The other day someone ran up to me and said “I still have three sets left on that cable.” I figured he was finished because he had vacated the machine. Apparently, not! I wanted to retort, “Well, I only have two.” I didn’t though 🙂
All that being said. Please exercise. It is an investment in your health and financial well-being. Just be polite!
Have you tolerated any rude behavior at the gym? I’d love to hear about it!