Hey there sparkly thing! We are here to make your body love journey easy - and if you're a gym bunny or an aspiring gym bunny then we would LOVE to share with you our list of gym etiquette tips!
Wipe the machines
I shouldn't have to say this, but nearly every time I go to the gym, there is some sort of sweaty human liquid on the machines. Eew!
Headphones mean "I'm focusing"
There's a time and place for socialising, and sometimes that can be the squat rack, but if the 'phones are on, it's not time to engage.
Mirrors are for form
And selfie moments occasionally - but don't be a douche, check the mirror to make sure someone isn't using it to watch their form.
That phone call with your mum can wait
Or your bestie, or your lawyer (true story) I listened to an animated conversation between one guy and his lawyer about his ex partner. I know far too much. Phones and gyms = awks. Don't be that person. Nobody likes that person.
Be clean, smell unnoticeable, and respect your fellow sweaty people.
I'm lucky enough to go to a tiny boutique gym - but there is 1 squat rack. Do you know how popular that squat rack is... If it's a busy night or you happen to have picked the one machine that everyone wants, be very conscious of the time restrictions, or let others work in during your sets.
Put Stuff Back
This is a pet peeve of mine at my gym. The gym balls belong in a certain place, but every time I come in, they're scattered about the gym, along with barbells and the occasional medicine ball.
Be courteous 🙂 Put stuff back!
Photo Credit: Πανεπιστήμιο Μακεδονίας - University of Macedonia