The Gym Etiquette
What’s the first thing that comes into your mind when you hear the word “gym”? You’re probably thinking of stuff like dumbbells, thread mills, buffed men, and stuff like that, but there is actually more to working out than simply showing off your active wear manliness.
Another thing that you have to worry about is making sure that you comply by the rules. It’s not even just about the written rules of the gym. There are also unwritten rules that you have to worry about. These are the kind of rules that are already implied. Since they’re implied, you’re probably wondering why you even have to worry about them. Well, the problem with implied rules is that you never have the assurance that you are doing things right. You can just guess and hope that everything will be fine, but what if it don’t.
That one mistake is surely going to mess with your fitness goals, and you don’t want that. Nobody wants that, which is why I have taken the time to convert some of the implied rules into written form, so that you’ll know how to act and behave inside the gym. Read the gym rules This one might seem a bit off since we’re supposed to be talking about implied rules, and not the written rules. Well, first thing’s first.
You have to first know the written rules before you even worry about the unwritten rules. Don’t get me wrong. It’s a good thing that you’re trying to learn about the right etiquette inside the gym, but you have to know that there is note than going yo the gym than just knowing the rules. It is also about applying them. Needles to say, you need to master the rules. That’s something you can only do once you master the written rules. That’s pretty basic. Think you already know everything you can about the gym? Well, think again. Apparently, no two gyms are the same.
The rules that apply to one gym may not be applicable to another gym. With that, it is important for you to take the time what kind of rules your current gym is upholding. Use towel to wipe equipment We all hate it when our mom reprimands us for not doing our beds, for not cleaning up the dishes, Or even for not doing the laundry, but despite how much we loathe doing these chores, we are going to have to face the fact that life is all about cleanliness. It’s just how you go along with life. The gym is no different. I know that you know that one or even more guys you don’t care about gym furniture. They don’t care if their sweat is all over the equipment. The only thing that matters to them is that they have finished their workout.
Well, just don’t be that guy. Just because others are doing it doesn’t mean that it’s okay for you to do it too. When going to the gym, you should have a hand towel with you at all times so that you can wipe down the sweat that the equipment got from your skin. Take note that you’re not the only one who will be using the equipment. There are also tons of other people. With that, you should make sure that others will have as much pleasure using it as you did. Let people breathe I’m not accusing you of stealing people’s oxygen. I know they can breathe just fine on their own. This is actually a symbolism. What this really means is that you should give people space.
It’s the gym for crying out loud, not the wet market. You don’t have to be too close to each other, and trust me, nobody wants to get close with anybody else’s body. When you see people at the gym, it is quite clear that they are there because they want to sweat. Other than for the purpose of staying fit, there are actually some people who enjoy sweating. Even so, that doesn’t mean that they’ll enjoy feeling other’s sweat. Since everybody in the gym is already feeling hot, the best thing to do is to just let people get some air Make sure the equipment is free before you use it Let me remind you once again that the gym isn’t yours. It isn’t a private gym. It is public.
Lots of people go there to sweat. That being said, you can never be sure when an equipment is free to use. Although it’s the gym, we still need to show people respect. Don’t just use an equipment unless you’re absolutely sure that it’s not taken. How can you tell? Well, other than seeing when someone is actually using it, you can always tell if an equipment is taken when there are items sitting behind the equipment. You can also tell if someone is already using it when a towel is sitting in the equipment. Make sure the person is already done with the equipment before you start using it .