When you sign up for a gym membership, no one tells you the etiquette around using the equipment.This entertaining video from I Am Alpha M shows you the ropes.
Some of these things are common sense if you’re at all a considerate person (put your weights away when you’re finished with them, keep your voice down, don’t hog the equipment when others clearly want a turn), but others may be new to you if you’ve never spent any time in a gym. For example, every gym I’ve ever visited still has that one guy who loves to drop his weights so they slam on the ground when he’s done a set — don’t do that. Similarly, remember to wipe up your cardio equipment with paper towels or sanitary wipes after you use them — you wouldn’t want to get on a damp, sweaty elliptical, so don’t subject other people to the same fate.
Another thing the video notes is to pay attention to what you wear. Most of us work out in what’s comfortable to us, but remember jeans or clothes with buckles and fasteners can damage vinyl coverings on equipment. Similarly, make sure your shoes are clean before you head into the gym — don’t track in dirt or mud. Hit the link below to read more, or just press play on the video.
Gym and Fitness Center Etiquette [I Am Alpha M]