Weight Training Etiquette
Gyms are public places, and everyone wants to have an enjoyable workout. If you want to make friends with your fellow gym-goers, here are some top tips for good gym etiquette:
Share the equipment. Don’t take a nap on a machine you’re not using.
Keep the grunting to a minimum. A weight room isn’t a public library, but neither is it a championship wrestling arena.
Return your weights. The weights have a designated spot on the rack — make sure you put them where they belong.
Don’t hog the drinking fountain. If the line behind you is longer than a World Series ticket line, don’t fill your entire water bottle.
Don’t bring your gym bag into the weight room. You know those large, hollowed out cubes called lockers?
Keep your sweat to yourself. Carry a towel and wipe off any bench or machine that you use.
Treat the locker room like your own bathroom. Nobody wants to become personally acquainted with clumps of your hair.