Joining a gym can be a nerve-racking process, especially if it is your first time. Most people don’t know what look for in a gym membership. But, don’t worry: By the time you’re done reading this, you’ll know exactly what to look for in a gym.
You know the ones I’m talking about. The guy that uses the squat rack to do bicep curls then leaves the weight on the bar and walks away. Or the girl who leaves the elliptical machine that you’ve been waiting to use drenched in sweat without wiping it down.
Most of us have encountered people like this at the gym. They are either unaware of proper gym etiquette or they simply don’t care. Don’t let this be you. Take pride in your gym and be respectful to the people around you.
For those of you who are new to the gym or just want to brush up on your gym etiquette, you’re in the right place. Most of this is just common courtesy. Some of it may be specific to certain gyms but not others. By following these simple rules of gym etiquette, you are sure to have a safe and productive workout without aggravating any of your fellow gym-goers.