Who here goes to the gym at lunch? My gym is packed, full of many different types of people. You have the talkers who seem to care more about being social then actually working out. You have the loud noise makers when with each lift they scream. You have the people that are on their phones essentially moving in reverse on the bikes because they are going so slow. And my favorite are the smelly people that just happen to take the spot next to you on the treadmill even though there are 20 other free ones. And their breath or something smells so bad you have to get off the treadmill and find another place to workout.
I’m not sure why gym etiquette is so horrendous, but aside from the level of pleasure I get from my own workout, it can be very annoying when it’s interrupted by one of those people. Why do you go to the gym in a group of guys and each take turns on a piece of equipment while the other 3 guys stand around and watch. Talk about a waste of time, and no wonder they haven’t changed body shape in the last three years.
Who opts to get on a treadmill or bike and starting talking to their mother or friend and think it’s OK? You can’t wait until after your workout? How is this workout going to help you get in shape? Is this some sort of status symbol? It can be so frustrating when you are in a complete groove and they sit down next to you and start talking loudly, like they are the only ones in the place.
And how about the locker room, with the ever present old men with hair all over their bodys and even their back, walking around naked without a care in the world. I went to my locker today and found a back with more hair on his back than on his head, I wanted to tell him to visit www.backshaverreviews.com or something to get rid of all that hair. I was also irritated with the fact he was sitting naked on the bench reading a paper. This is not your home buddy!
This meme is my favorite, and so true. I think gyms are the best money makers, I mean no one goes that signs up for a membership, and those that do rarely use the equipment. It’s the perfect investment.
According to Greatist, there are several areas where proper etiquette should be followed, and I agree with them all.
Respect the headphones
Singles feel free to mingle, but people who have their headphones in are basically putting up a big “do not disturb” sign. So, save the chit chat for later.
Wax on, wax off
Lift a finger
Mind the mirror
Leave the lip gloss application, ab adoration, and smizing for the boudoir. Gym mirrors are there for form and safety, so avoid crossing in front of Mr. Military Press mid-set.
Get in the zone
The right one, that is. From bicep curls to power cleans, there’s a proper place for everything at the gym—and trust us, you don’t want to learn the hard way.