gym etiquette

A few months ago my school schedule changed and I began going to the gym at an alternative time during the semester. Once
To outsiders looking in, you're a strange bunch. What, exactly, motivates such painful behavior, and why, exactly, are you picking up heavy things just to put them back down?
It takes time, dedication and a good understanding of food macros to successfully add any kind of muscle to your body. Once you have all of these things in balance, you'll reap the rewards of feeling like a happier, healthier, stronger version of yourself.
More from Thrillist: And that's all before you hit the locker rooms. (Don't get me started on the perils of too much Axe
2. Cool it on the cologne. Some people smell funky, that's a given. Covering it up with perfume or cologne and adding a hefty
Whether you are an exercise novice or a fitness buff, avoid a gym faux pas. We've put together our top 10 tips to ease your re-entry and make it just that much more enjoyable for you and your fellow gym members.
You signed up for a gym membership, which may, in fact, be one of your poorer decisions. But now you're locked into a contract, so you might as well make the most of it. If you don't want to catch a staph infection or get trapped on a treadmill between a heavy breather and a loud cellphone talker, avoid making these decisions when you hit the gym.
Sunglasses: You are actively drunk. I enjoy sunglasses guy/gal because nothing on earth would be more refreshing in a dank, crowded, sweaty gym than cracking open an ice cold can of PBR. Carry on. But don't touch me.
Hey hoarder, are you using all 18 of those yoga mats?
If you're new to the gym you may be intimidated, but if you follow these simple guidelines, it will ease your transition from couch potato to gym rat.
Get ready for the swarm at your favorite gym or fitness studio. For those of you just starting out or restarting on your fitness quest, here are a few rules of etiquette to keep you from being "that guy/girl" at the gym or studio.
First, I plan to shower in silence (aside from the occasional toilet flush of a fellow member). The hot water will feel so amazing that it won't even bother me that the water pressure is exceptionally low and I have to wear my workout socks because I forgot flip-flops.
The "Buns of Steel" looked like two rotisserie chicken legs, encased in a sleek spandex bodysuit, dewy from exertion, tanned to the point of crispness. Why would anybody want to look like a Thanksgiving turkey? I secretly wondered. I guess I still can't really understand.
Within minutes, the locker room erupts with naked women and partially-dressed women screaming at each other about exhibitionists and ecological indifference. Towels are being thrown. Breasts are swinging. It's the partially clad versus the totally naked.
I was getting dressed in the locker room at my gym last week when I overheard a conversation between two ladies about the tough cardio class we had all just barely survived. One lady was in her bra and panties, the other naked, but for a towel. I looked over at them, about to commiserate on the ass-kicking, when I realized the woman in the towel looked familiar.
5. Lording over the TV like you're the only one watching. There are certain unspoken rules of personal space. When you go
You may be a gym neophyte or a veteran vinyasanista, but no matter how long you've been at it, there's no excuse to be rude at the gym. After all, everyone is there for the same handful of reasons, including to de-stress and improve their mood.
I mean, fear of spiders? That one is completely understandable. They are out to get us and will do God-knows-what to achieve their devious little plots. But the gym? What is there to be afraid of at the gym? Right?
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