What’s a place where a lot of strangers are cramped together to sweat their guts out? That is GYM. We just exaggerated ones but when so many people are stuffed together for some forced intimacy; you never know when you land into trouble with another person. So we have come up with a practical guide on things to steer clear off while at the gym.
Here are the 10 Things You Should Not do at Gym:
Flashing your assets: Everyone is busy working on their own share of muscles and fat, your shirtless form will be better appreciated someplace else. This includes your time in the shower, like by no means are you parading naked within anyone’s vision. You might not mind showing off your ‘things’ within the same sex but hello, it can be uncomfortable for the others so respect their privacy.
Resting on equipment: We’ve all come across people who are social media addicts. Occupying equipment while you are busy scrolling your Facebook feed or sending ‘important’ e-mails is definitely not a sign of good gym civility.
Comment on the others: You meet new people who share the same interest as yours and a friendly hello poses no harm but what’s with that flirting. So before you come up with yet another cheesy line, remember you might have your membership cancelled.
Machine are for everyone: Even kids learn that toys are meant to be shared with others, so what are you thinking while you occupy the treadmill for a good 2 hours. Others in queue are waiting for their turn on the equipment so hurry up. Give them some time before you give them the glare.
Pump up the music: It’s great that you have the great songs of playlist running while you work your ass off but is there a need to make the entire gym listen to it. Tone down the volume to a bearable level so that it doesn’t burst into other people’s ears over their own headphones.
Annoying latecomer: When you are in the middle of a group session and a clumsy latecomer enters and creates a chaos for everyone to be distracted enough to ruin the entire session. It’s irritating and annoying and distracting and so on. Don’t be that latecomer.
Sweat on display: You are going to sweat while you work out, that’s natural and a common site at the gym. But leaving your sweat dripping off the equipment is not an good practice. Isn’t it easier to use a towel while to tone exercise and cleanup after yourself. Like it really saves the others a lot of trouble and is hardly any effort.
Visit as a patient: Your immunity gave up and you caught a cold, that’s okay and by no means do you have to exercise and improve on it while you are still sick. There simply is no point in punishing your body for giving up on you because in turn you are punishing other gym goers as well. They already are exercising amid a lot of germs and you certainly are not going to derive any sadistic pleasure in passing them a disease.
Blind eye to safety of others: Handling big weights might have been a tough task and so once you were done, you dropped them over. As a child we are taught to put our toys back to where they belong and gym is an adult’s play area so the same rules apply. Littering weights can cause others to trip over, so refrain from it.
Ignoring others personal space: Gym is not your personal place and so you need to keep in mind the spatial needs of others as well. Standing up close to a person doing squats or lifting weights will only cause you injuries, because yes they need SPACE.