Since the last two years, Indians are becoming more health-conscious. Going to the gym and work on their body is not just a new years resolution anymore. As more and more people are enrolling to a fitness club.
Now, whether you are a regular gym-goer or just a newcomer, there are some unspoken gym etiquettes that everyone needs to follow. As no handbook tells you about these etiquettes, it is important to use your common sense.
And to make it even more simple, here are the 5 unspoken gym etiquettes that you should follow and not become just another annoying person in the gym.
1. Clean Your Sweat After Completing Your Set
The handtowel that you supposed to take in the gym is not just for you to wipe your face. But it is also to wipe down your sweat from the machine. If you are finished with your set on a machine, wipe down your sweat before moving to the next machine. As nobody likes to work out on a machine full of germs and sweat.
2. Don’t Sit On A Machine That You Are Not Using
Certainly taking rest after each intense set is important. But many people forget that the rest time between each set should be limited to 30 seconds to 1 minute. But usually, after completing an intense set people like to sit on the machine for more than 10 minutes. Wasting time and not giving others a chance to use the machine.
3. Always Put The Dumbells Back Into The Rack
Okay, this one you might know, putting dumbells back to the rack is not just a gym etiquette but it is also common sense. But people might lack common sense, that’s why you’ll mostly see the disorganized mess of dumbells in your gym. Don’t be a jerk, and put those dumbells back into the rack after done using them.
4. Put Down Weights Gently
Not just it can distract others but dropping weights loudly on the floor can cause an accident. Still, a lot of people do this, they might want to attract eyes to tell others how much weight they are lifting. But the only thing that they attract is the tag of an annoying person in the gym.
5. Don’t Use Your Phone Unless It’s Emergency
For many people, the gym is like a temple and you are not allowed to use phones in a temple. There are many people in the gym who are actually working hard. People need to be mindful and you talking on your phone loudly is just distracting others. Either go out and talk or just don’t bring distraction with you, leave your phone at home.
A gym is a place to work out, don’t distract others with your annoying habits. Don’t be a jerk in the gym, follow these gym etiquettes and be a nice person in your gym.