Gym Etiquette: Top Ten Do’s & Don’ts

I am sure there are many of you out there who will understand these few (BUT IMPORTANT) rules to remember when you are at the gym.  For those of you that don’t understand these rules or may have issue with one or more…email me for further explanation.

Gym Etiquette: Top Ten Do’s & Don’ts

1.  I am here to work out, not to chat or small talk.  I have 9000 things to get done today.  DO NOT MESS UP my finely tuned schedule!

2.  Wipe off your gross sweat!  I think it is nasty that you think others won’t mind.

3.  Get off the phone and Ellipticise!

4.  Put your shirt back on.  You are at the gym not the beach. (unless you are David Beckham)

5.  Don’t throw the weights like you are Arnold when you are done with your set.

6.  I agree there needs to be some rest between sets.  While I am waiting and you are small talking with the other guy about the recent trade of Peyton to the Broncos and I am STILL waiting.

7.  If you don’t know how to do an exercise, ask a staffer at the gym.  Don’t do an exercise incorrectly.  You can get hurt or be a bad example for others.

8.  If I have earphones in my ears, take it as a hint that I am not here to small talk and want to be left alone.  I can spot you, or help you if you need it, but let me get back to my exercising.

9.  Don’t take all of the weights you will need over the next 45 minutes over to your spot.  Please share them with the rest of us & return them when you are finished.  Walk the 5 feet to trade weights & catch your breath.

10.  Be aware of those around you!  Respect space, privacy, and share the gym. 

We can all workout together!

About strengthinmoms

I am the proud mom of two beautiful boys.  During my first pregnancy I exercised somewhat but didn’t know how to adjust to my changing body.  Eventually I just stopped and let my pregnancy take over because I thought the aches and pains were telling me to stop.  When I found out I was pregnant with my second child, I was told I needed to stop teaching cardio kickboxing and go easy during bootcamp.  I was very frustrated and confused.  I was pregnant, not injured?!  So I did my research and found out that I was right - I CAN do all of the things I was doing!  I just needed to be in tune with my body and listen to it.  I maintained my fitness levels, my core and total body strength and my relaxed state of mind.  I knew that being a mom did not mean letting go of who I am - a Strong and Fit Woman.  I deserved an hour a day to focus on my mind & body and ultimately my baby and family as well. * My passion in life is to help moms get fit and maintain their strength throughout their pregnancy and beyond.  * I am the owner of Strength in Moms - Prenatal & Postpartum Personal Training in Atlanta, GA
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1 Response to Gym Etiquette: Top Ten Do’s & Don’ts

  1. Ashley says:

    I hate when people are on the phone! There’s no way you can be getting a good workout in while you’re chatting away or texting.

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