Throughout the month of January and even into February, my Facebook feed is riddled with people sharing their workouts and, in many cases, sharing gripes about their time at the gym.
I get it. The gym is a bit more crowded right now because people have chosen the start of the New Year to embrace a healthier lifestyle, which means there are a few more bodies lining up for the treadmill. But you won’t hear any of us FBGs complaining — it might mean a little more time waiting in line for a machine, but it means more people are getting fit! That’s a good thing!
However, I will (and sometimes do) complain about the breaches of etiquette shown by my fellow gym-goers. And no, I’m not necessarily talking about newbies making innocent mistakes — I’m talking about longtime gym rats who use the fact that the gym is a little extra busy as an excuse to forget their manners. Do that, and I’ll call you out in a heartbeat (as one gentleman at my gym’s pool recently learned).
So, whether you just joined a gym or have been a regular ever since you were old enough for a membership, we’ve put together an infographic featuring some of the most common (and annoying!) gym etiquette mistakes.
Check it out below, click here for a shareable image, or, if you’re feelin’ fancy, you can embed this code on your own blog:
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Do you agree with these? Any you would add? Feel free to share with friends and keep the conversation going! —Kristen