Familiarise Yourself With the Regulars
When stepping into a gym, it’s important to create a feeling of community with the people who work out there. It isn’t necessarily about becoming friends with everyone you meet but knowing a few names here and there will make you feel more at ease around people.
Don’t Hog The Equipment
Sitting on a piece of equipment for longer than you’re meant to hinders others from using the equipment. Make sure that if you’re sending a text or receiving a call to move to the side to make way for the next person to use the equipment. One of the worst things you can do is to sit on a piece of equipment while there’s a long line of people. Also, make sure to pat dry the equipment after using it so as not to leave a streak of sweat.
Thank The Staff
Oftentimes, people at the gym are so immersed in their exercise that they don’t really notice the people who are maintaining it in general. The cleaning staff is equally as important as the receptionists and gym trainers. Thanking the people around you when you see them around is great gym etiquette and they’ll remember you for your kindness.
Modulate Your Voice to a Minimum
Keep in mind that the gym isn’t a club and some people need their quiet time. In addition to the loud music in the gym, a series of even louder voices can cause an extreme sense of distraction. Make sure to keep all your phone calls to a minimum and to limit socializing. With these tips, you’ll surely be a polite and respectful gym goer.