Things You Should Never Do At The Gym | Stephen Coleclough PT
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Things You Should Never Do At The Gym

Things You Should Never Do At The Gym

When it comes to gym etiquette, most people know what they’re doing.

They’re able to go in, workout and leave without any problems.

However, there are still some areas that remain unclear and this can lead to the accidental annoyance of other individuals.

If you’re new to the gym scene or you’re just not sure on the proper protocols, this will help.

Don’t spend the entire time taking selfies

Sure, we all want to document the progress we’re making by working out.

However, this is best saved for outside of the gym.

Nobody wants to watch you take photos of yourself whilst they’re trying to work out, so save it for the changing room.

Don’t play music loudly

Music is a fantastic way to motivate yourself at the gym and it’s ideal for getting into the mindset for working out.

However, nobody else wants to hear what you’re listening to.

Don’t walk too close to others

If someone is exercising, try to avoid walking too close to them.

Not only do you run the risk of putting them off, but you also run the risk of being knocked over or injured.

It’s much better to keep your distance and to allow them a lot of room.

Don’t use a machine without wiping it down

Simply, nobody wants to be working out on top of your sweat.

So, make sure you always wipe down benches and mats after use.

Don’t work out in busy areas

With so many people working out, certain areas of the gym can become busy.

Don’t make this worse by also working out in that area or in areas reserved for walking.

Instead, find a quieter and more secluded spot.

Don’t give someone unsolicited advice

Unless someone specifically asks for help, avoid giving out unsolicited advice.

There’s a high chance the person doesn’t want your advice and, you never know, what you’re saying could be wrong.

By avoiding making these simple mistakes, you’ll solidify yourself as a welcomed member of the gym.

Let’s face it, nobody wants to be seen as someone who doesn’t know what they’re doing.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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