It happens every year when the calendar turns over to January. Gyms across the country are inundated with well-intentioned new members, resolved to lose weight and get fit by spring. This annual invasion of “newbies” can annoy veteran gym rats forced to share exercise space with inexperienced members who lack understanding of gym etiquette and protocols.
Every gym has its own routines and rhythms, but some aspects of gym etiquette are universal. Breaches of etiquette rules by new members are certain to garner disfavor with gym regulars. The good news is you can avoid the ire of gym staff and members at your new gym by following these six gym etiquette tips.