The Importance of Gym Etiquette

July 26, 2019
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It’s important to remember that our gym facilities will be shared by many members of our community. With that in mind, here are our top 5 most valued gym etiquette tips to remember in the gym!

1) Always ask
If you want to use a piece of equipment that’s near someone, especially weights on a rack, it’s always respectful and SAFE to ask before you take. Imagine leaning over to grab a weight, while they’re in use, this can become very dangerous.

2) Take but remember to return
We do have lovely gym staff working around to help clean up the gym floor, however, if everything is put back in the right spot it’ll be easier for other members and staff to find it for later use.

3) Bring a towel and clean up after yourself
We do have paper towels and disinfectant in our gyms, but to keep our facility in top-tip shape when it comes to hygiene you will be required to bring a towel to clean up after yourself.

4) Be mindful of your surroundings
Remember that although this is a shared environment, look to keep your workout at a comfortable distance from other gymmies! This is also an important factor for safety, nobody wants to be in the middle of your lengthy stretching or heavy lifting.

5) Don’t forget to share
Be mindful of how busy the gym is and try not to occupy the equipment for longer than needed, especially if it is 6 pm on a weeknight! Try to avoid staying a the squat rack for longer than 30 minutes. Sharing is caring!