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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Some basic GYM Etiquette...

Most of us go to gym usually determined to have a great workout without any annoyances from others. I sometimes see it as an escape or an outlet of frustration, but when leaving the gym more frustrated than what you were when you got there then you got to know that there is a problem.

So over the last few months I have been getting very annoyed with a few things people do at the gym, most of the time these people are just plain ignorant or have no sense of respect for others around them. Here are a few points to follow…

When walking in a general walkway, don’t suddenly stop and turn around, in a busy and an over crowded place like a gym the chances of someone walking behind you is quite great.

While waiting for a machine or having a big fat conversation with a mate, try avoid standing in a general walk way area, or at least make space for other gym goers to get passed you, especially when you can see them coming.

When you are busy using a machine and you get caught up in a conversation with a mate, perhaps just step away from the machine until your done with your catching up. This allows others to use the machine in the meantime.

When you are walking up or down a staircase and you pass a mate walking the opposite direction try not to stop there and then to have a quick catch up, or at least ensure that there is no one else walking behind you or your mate.

It is most frustrating when you can hardly concentrate on what you are doing because of some bloke blasting off about the shag he had over the weekend or the steroids he is currently on. I would think that most people would rather keep something like this to themselves, clearly not at the gym, it seems that this is a place of stroking your own ego but at least try keep your voice down and let others focus on their own routines.

Apply deodorant before you start your workout, but avoid using liters of cologne! There is nothing worse than walking out of the gym after a heavy workout and walking into a cloud of scent which tends to suffocate you, it is not like your going to a club.

Try to keep your mobile on silent or vibrate if you feel the need to take it into your workout with you, especially if you are expecting a couple of phone calls during your workout. The standard ring tone of a blackberry or I-phone can get really annoying when heard over and over again.

And finally, there is nothing worse than being exposed to crack and swinging balls in the changing rooms, especially when the crack owner makes a point of bending down really far with one leg up on the benches to dry themselves, I mean, is this how you dry yourself at home? Must be a mating call of some sorts…

Feel free to share some of your own points…


  1. Good points made Tyrone. I hate it when people don't use a towel and leave liters of sweat on the machine or bench they used. Also cannot stand people who grunt during their workout. Blowing in and out is fine but sounding like you constipated not cool!

  2. if only everyone was that nice at gyms, maybe i'd actually have some muscles hah. oh and the old men that think its ok to stand around the lockers at the gym naked and have a chat and you have to try and squeeze past them without touching old saggy balls .... no just no stop it -.-

  3. awesome, people have become incredibly stupid and inconsiderate, and cannot work this out for themselves. we need notices and signs to guide us. we've become a "mothered" society, is it not sad.