It might come as a shock to most people but there is a set of etiquette that are meant to be followed in a gym. A gymnasium is a public place and apparently you have to
follow some manners so that the whole experience of the gym is pleasant for you as well as others. Read on to find more about gym etiquette.
1. The Attire
This is one of the most rudimentary things when it comes to gym manners. Of course, the whole purpose of the gym is to flaunt your body but there are certain limits. You should always ensure that your outfit is not too revealing or vulgar. While you might be having fun brandishing your body, it can be equally embarrassing for someone else. You should wear only sportswear and not your casual or party outfit.
2. Dial it Down
Contrary to the popular notion, loud grunting is no longer considered manly but plain foolish. While you don’t need to maintain pin drop silence, it is preferable if you keep your noises to yourself or at most to the person next to you but not to the whole gym. Loud noises, roars and grunts can be extremely distracting to other people in the gym.
3. Handling Equipment
Some people have a peculiar indifference to public property and even gym equipment. Handling gym equipment with care and precaution also comes under basic gym manners. Keeping back dumbbells, barbells and other gym equipment back where they belong, is also expected of all gym members.
4. Giving Advice
Anyone can appreciate a little advice or some pointers in the gym but when the advice comes in the form of condescension, it is considered rude. Always remember the simple fact that you go to the gym to train yourself not someone else. Giving motivation and sharing experience is, however, considered to be good gym manners.
5. Respect the Rules
After attending the gym for a long period of time, some people develop a notion that they are above everyone else. Respecting the rules of the gym is one of the key tenets of gym etiquette. These rules can involve adhering to the time limit on the treadmill and various other machines.
6. Use Deodorant
Body odour is universal to all. Though using a deodorant is an optional hygiene requirement, in a gym it is a mandatory one. Imagine basking in the amalgamation of a variety of body odours and you would understand the need for a deodorant in a gym.
7. Clean Your Mess
Don’t mark your presence throughout the gym with your sweat patches. It falls under gym manners to wipe the machines of your mess, so that the next person does not gross out using them.
By following some basic gym etiquette you can truly make the gym a better place. Always remember that gym is public place not your personal playground.