In my valiant ongoing quest to make your gym visit the best it can be here is part two of what not to do any time you work out.
Sharing Is Not Caring
Did you ever stop to think about all the gross little germs hanging out on every surface of the gym? Do yourself a favor and use the disfinectant spray that the gym provides before and after you use them. It only takes a minute to clean up after yourself when using a machine, but so many people are inconsiderate of their fellow gym members. There is nothing worse than sitting down onto a machine and feeling like you just took a trip down a slip and slide. So don’t leave your mark on every machine you use and don’t take for granted that the last person was as considerate of you as you are of her. In this case Sassy Girl says it’s ok to be selfish. No need to share your germs.
Don’t Role Play
It’s important to remember that not everyone knows what they are doing when they head into the gym. If you are not on staff at your local fitness facility and haven’t been asked for help then keep your mouth shut. If you feel another member is putting themselves or you in harms way talk to a staff member about the situation. If you take the situation into your own hands it can be a liability and not to mention annoying. A good rule of thumb is if the someone didn’t ask for your help, they aren’t looking for you to take it upon yourself and give it to them. The gym staff and trainers can take this task on.
I can’t believe I even have to say this...please use deodorant BEFORE making your way to the fitness floor. It’s not so awesome to be on a treadmill getting your cardio on only breath in someone else’s stinky body odor. I know, I know you smell like roses and don’t stink but please just humor the rest of us by putting some stink fighter under your arms.
By just following a few social “rules” we all will have a pleasant fitness experience.