As I was recently working out this past weekend, I had an idea and something that I wanted to mention to all of the readers out there. I was watching someone who was a talker. Now with this, I mean that he was constantly pestering everyone in the gym, luckily I was able to avoid him. Perhaps for the better future etiquette for everyone I wanted to talk about a few of the things that no one should be doing in the gym, like ever. The first one is to be sure to please have some hygiene.
If you have ever been in a gym next to someone who is maybe not wearing enough deodorant or maybe hadn’t showered that day, you know what I’m talking about. The smell of body odor lingers throughout the gym and all it takes is one person to completely fill an entire weight room with that smell. Even thinking about it grosses me out and it should gross you out too. Guys and girls, be sure to make sure that you’re wearing fresh and clean clothes and are not emiting any kind of bad smells. I am not saying for anyone to load up on any kind of cologne or perfume but just maybe go for a neutral smell. No one else in the gym wants to bring that in and it is really nasty to think about. Another thing I hate is cell phones in the gym.
Now, I do bring mine with me and I’m sure most of you do. Bringing them into the gym is not the concern, it is actually only an issue that depends upon how much you use it while you are working out. I have seen too many cases where I’m waiting to get on the machine and someone sending out a text or taking a call right there. Get out of my way, I want to lift, I pay for a monthly membership and I should not have to deal with someone who is simply hogging up the machine that they are not using. I am not normally an impatient man and if someone is lifting up the machine I need, I have no problem waiting for them to finish. It only becomes a major concern when that person is doing something that they could do literally anywhere else. I don’t know about you all, but when I go to a gym I go there to work out not to socialize on my phone, something that could be done anywhere. No, I am not just talking about the cell phone users out there but also people who maybe do too much human interaction at the gym. Just like at a grocery store, when I am waiting in a line or waiting to do something please don’t take up the entire space talking to someone. You could talk to someone anywhere in the gym and I don’t understand why it has to be at a station I need to use. One thing I wanted to know being that it is almost that time of the year, get ready for this to happen a lot more as more New Year’s resolution people come into the gym. I don’t mean for this to come off as overly cranky, just wanted to kind of speak my peace with an issue or issues that I feel a lot of you probably agree with.