If you want to be liked by everyone in the gym, follow these gym etiquette rules that everyone must learn and follow even if nobody informs you.
This is something everyone should know that you must dress up for the gym just like the way you should be. Always wear proper gym gear, as it just does not help to make you feel comfortable but it also develops a good image of yours in the eye of people around you. Also, put your stuff like deodorant, water bottle, belt, towel, etc. in your gym bag rather than scattering them in the gym. It will help you to easily take care of your things in the gym.
Whenever you want some dumbbells or have to use any piece of equipment, don’t just simply grab it from nearby. It is always a good practice to ask the person who is around that equipment if he/she is still using it. This practice can help to avoid many problems that can occur between the gym mates leading to a serious fight. Imagine you are in the middle of a drop set and somebody takes away the dumbbells that you have placed on the floor close to you. Your complete set is going to be ruined this way. So, be sure to ask for it first before you pick up any dumbbell or a piece of equipment. Similarly, if you see someone’s towel or any other piece of gym gear, don’t simply put it somewhere else without letting other people know about it.
Put the Weights Back in The Rack
This should be pretty understood that you have to put the weights back in the rack where you picked up from. This is the rule that is commonly and most frequently broken in the gym by most of the people. Forget about those small weights, just imagine having a 50kg dumbbell that is left in the middle of the gym. Can you imagine that it could be picked up by anyone in the gym? No, it is only you and other few strong people in the gym who can pick it up, as not everyone is stronger as you guys. Small weights should also be placed back but it can still be used and picked up by other people but heavyweights are not acceptable at all. So, make it easy for everyone and every time you are using the weights, simply put them back in the rack.
It is more of a practice that is linked with hygiene than a discipline. Always keep a towel with you and wipe your sweat with it. It keeps the machines free of your sweat and other people do not feel bad when they use the machines. Moreover, it keeps you clean as well and when somebody is around you, they don’t feel irritated about your sweat falling from your face. Did this ever happen to you that somebody was giving you help during a set and his sweat dropped from his forehead on your face? Well, using a towel is a good solution for falling into the worst kind of situation like this when you are on the other side of the bench.
Always use fragrance when you are in the gym. A good quality deodorant or perfume can be a better option. You know when you’re in the gym, you sweat a lot and a bad smell comes out of you. So, don’t make other people annoy when they cross by you in the gym. Also, some people tend to use these fragrances in more quantities that too disturb others. So be moderate in using fragrance in the gym.