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Gym etiquette rules you might be breaking

You are probably making these exercise mistakes when despite training every day-without a miss-you don't see a change in you or your body weight doesn't drop even by the smallest margin.

Exercise & Fitness By Himanshu Sharma / Nov 24, 2014

Gym Etiquette Rules to Remember

When you are at a fitness centre, you need to keep in mind a few etiquette and rules. You can show consideration in regards to others. Take a look at some of the common gym etiquette rules people often break. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

You Bring your Cell Phone Inside

When you are at the gym, do not bring your cell phone in with you. It is not the place to conduct your business, but to exercise. It is best to keep your cell phone in the locker or in your car. If you are expecting an urgent call, switch to silent mode and take it outside. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

You Leave the Weights everywhere save where they should be

When you are done training, put the fitness equipments back where they were. Even when you found them in the wrong place, return them to their place. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Your Earphones are too Loud for others to Enjoy

If the volume of your music player is too loud that people can almost hear each word of the lyric dinstinctively, it is time to turn the music down. You can turn to music to concentrate better, but make sure to keep it to yourself. Keep the 'sound effects' to a minimum. Similarly, grunting with every rep is unnecessary and as annoying as the former. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Not Keeping Unsought Advice to Yourself

You may know it all, but not all will like being told what to do and welcome your advice. You are there to train and not be a trainer. If you see someone doing an exercise wrongly, the best route will be to bring it to the trainer’s attention. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Setting Your own Cardio Time Limits

You never obey cardio time limits, refuse to step off and challenge yourself for more. First, it is annoying for the one waiting behind you and won’t give you what you’re expecting. If you are hopping on the elliptical with a 30-minute time limit, you are not training smart. Rather than setting your own cardio time limits, make the most out of the time you have by kicking up the intensity with intervals. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Training when you are not well

If you’re sick, the best thing you should do is stay home. That’s a great commitment on your part but coughing and sneezing during in a fitness class puts others at risk of catching the infection. If you’re going to get some exercise, you always have an option for an at-home workout. Be respectful of others. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Being a Creeper and Focusing on others

Don’t be someone who always hovers over the neighbour’s treadmill. When you’re at the gym, you should mind your own business and spend time focusing on your own workout. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Fancy Outfits

Gym is not a place to flaunt your clothes. On the other hand, wearing fitness clothing can definitely enhance your exercise experience and help you to avoid any unwanted attention. Put on something that allows you to exercise easily, from jump squats to downward-facing dogs. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)

Too Much Socializing, not Enough Exercising

You will see a lot of chit-chat going on at the gym. The talk makes up for half of the time spent at the gym. A very few realise that it would have been better had time was spent working out. If you are there for an hour, focus on your workout for that hour. Save the talks for later. (Image source:Gettyimages.in)


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