Be the ultimate legend with these gym etiquette tips

by frank-stuart

If you spend more time at the gym then you do at home (come on people, it’s possible), then you’re probably aware of the issues that come with exercising with others. From sweat stains on the bench press to playing a game of Where’s Wally? with the free-weights, just a little gym etiquette can go a long way.

With this in mind we’ve created a list of five simple etiquette tips that will not only help raise your gym status but will make the time that you spend in your second home a little more enjoyable – you’re welcome!

  • Respect the headphones: This may seem like a no brainer but you would be surprised at how many people will try to talk to you when you’re working out to your favourite tunes. Just remember that headphones in = I’m busy and you’ll avoid those awkward “he’s not listening” conversations.
  • Keep it clean: After you complete that epic set of bench presses or your warmup 5km cardio on the bike, just give the equipment a quick wipe. Not only will this keep the equipment clean for the next person, but it will also help with your gym cred.
  • Put it back where you found it: Nothing is more irritating then going over to the free weights and noticing that there is only one on the shelf. In order to avoid being ‘that person’ (and we all know one), return your equipment to where you borrowed it from – simple!
  • Remember to share: We all know that one person who hogs the treadmill, elliptical machine or rower at the gym. This type of behaviour is so 2000, so next time you’re at the gym remember to take it in turns on the most popular equipment – after all, everyone is there to workout.
  • Keep smiling: Nothing can raise your gym status faster than just being friendly. Throwing a quick smile to the receptionist, your studio class instructor or that shredded guy on the weights will help make not only your gym experience fantastic, but those of everyone you meet as well.


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