Beginner and Advanced Fitness Tips for Everyone

Gym Etiquette and Rules to Follow

In general, every time you go to the gym, you have to follow certain rules in what concerns the etiquette. This means that there are certain things you have to respect if you want to use the gym’s equipment. Although these guidelines are not listed in any particular order, every gym-goer has to know which are the rules they have to follow in order to avoid any inconveniences. Here are the most common rules that everyone who attends a gym should know.

Don’t Talk on the Cell Phone

Before starting your workout routine, you should leave your phone in your locker or your gym bag. No one wants to listen to all sorts of conversations while they are actually working out. So, unless you are expecting an important call, you’d better focus on your exercises and leave the phone in a safe place.

Clean Off the Machines After You Use Them

Sweating is a normal thing, especially in a gym, but in order to avoid any unpleasant situations, it’s better to clean off the machines after you use them. Almost all gyms have wipes or towels in the weight room, so when you finish working on a machine, remember to clean it off.

Don’t Drop the Weights

Besides the fact that dropping weights can be a little noisy, it’s also dangerous. Most gym floors are rubberized, so when you drop a weight it will bounce up, meaning that it can easily hit someone. Also, dropping the weight will eventually loosen the bolts and welds and no one wants that.

Put the Weights Back Where They Belong

After you use the dumbbells or the plates, put them back where they belong. It’s very rude to use the weights and then leave them in another place where they can’t be easily found.

Don’t Monopolize the Treadmill

In case you come to the gym when is crowded, you should use the treadmill or any other cardio machine for only 20-30 minutes. It doesn’t matter that you usually use the treadmill for a certain period of time, you just have to be aware of the fact that there are other people who want to use it. Most of the gyms have this limitation included in their guidelines.

Share the Equipment with Other Persons

You may want a fitness machine only for yourself, but there are times when this is not possible. So, be more open-minded and share the equipment with other persons, whenever necessary. After all, you do need to rest between sets, so it’s absolutely normal to share the equipment with the others.