Whether you’re new to the gym or you’re a frequent gym-goer, it’s important to remember proper gym etiquette. Unknowingly, you may be doing certain things that other members find annoying – chewing gum, talking on the phone, grunting and taking selfies are just a few examples.
Way too many people think that the gym is their own personal territory; they think that they have the right to leave equipment – weights, dumbbell’s, barbells, etc. – all over the gym. “Hate to break it to you, your $11/week membership certainly doesn’t give you the right to treat the gym like you own it,” Jason Clark, co-founder of Perform360, says. “If we’re a little more considerate of others and put [our] weights away after use, the gym could be an even better environment to exercise in.”
Also, do yourself and everyone else around you a favor and stay away from the gym when you are sick. “Working out in a confined space and using gym equipment when you are sick is just a nasty recipe for spreading your germs,” says personal trainer Jason Debel.