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Gym Etiquette

What Your Gym Attire Tells Me About Your Life

Avelist | Posted 11.02.2015 | Comedy

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.

The 6 Most Annoying People At The Gym

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 09.10.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're a regular at the gym, you definitely see some of the same characters each week. You may have even nicknamed them in your head: The...

5 Gym Rules Every Exerciser Should Know

Tami McVay | Posted 06.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Tami McVay

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.

13 Rules of Gym Etiquette for 2015

Jill S. Brown | Posted 03.06.2015 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

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.

To The Women Watching My Kids At The Gym Daycare

Janie Porter | Posted 10.13.2014 | Parents
Janie Porter

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.

Swimsuit Season: The Summer of Our Discontent

Marthe Weyandt | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Marthe Weyandt

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.

Naked in the Locker Room: Part 2

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

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.

10 Reasons Women Should Never Go Naked At The Gym

Ronna Benjamin | Posted 05.20.2014 | Fifty
Ronna Benjamin

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.

13 Reasons The Gym Is A Terrible Place

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living

For many of us, the gym is a casual experience. We're not trying to set any records. We really only want to be a little healthier and perhaps look bet...

10 Gym Etiquette Rules For 2014

Jill S. Brown | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Jill S. Brown

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.

Exercising Your Fears: The Gym

Hank Hanna | Posted 03.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Hank Hanna

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?

Do You Really Need To Wipe Down The Machines At The Gym?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 12.13.2013 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Ask Healthy Living -- in which you submit your most burning health questions and we do our best to ask the experts and get back to you. Hav...

13 Gym Fails

Jamie Galloway | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Jamie Galloway

There's a place for Lycra. Spin class perhaps, or maybe running through the park in winter. At the gym though, no one wants or needs to see the outline of your junk. Cover yourself up. The same goes for board shorts -- they belong at the beach. And sandals: seriously?

Yoga Manners for Sweaty Men

Meena Khan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Meena Khan

Just because yoga teaches us acceptance does not mean that any yogi should have carte blanche to sully a neighbour's mat with his sweat or to traumatize a fellow yogi with the sight of his flaccid phallus or wet bum.

Where Is My Towel?

Madeleine M. Kunin | Posted 11.27.2013 | Women
Madeleine M. Kunin

The locker room is believed to be a safe place. We women are discreet in the locker room. We try not to look directly at one another as we're getting in and out of our bathing suits. There is a level of intimacy.

Your Worst Stories Of Fitness Club Etiquette Gone Wrong

Posted 03.06.2013 | Healthy Living

Recently, Tina Santoro Asmar, a 49-year-old Planet Fitness user who used her cell phone on the gym's floor, was reprimanded by the club's manager and ...

Don't Be A Jerk At The Gym! 14 Rules To Work Out By

Jill S. Brown | Posted 03.04.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill S. Brown

Whether you're a newbie to gym culture or regular fixture at your fitness facility, there is such a thing as "gym etiquette." Remember, everyone who comes to the gym is there to de-stress and have a positive experience.

Fashion Police! What Not To Wear To The Gym

Manning Sumner | Posted 11.06.2012 | Healthy Living
Manning Sumner

Going to the gym nowadays has turned into a fashion show. Everyone has become so concerned and obsessed with what they look like while working out, instead of being focused on the workout itself.

Your Guide To Acceptable Locker Room Behavior

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living

When it comes to going to the gym, we typically encourage doing whatever feels right for your body. But when it comes to the basic dos and don'ts -- c...

Your Gym Etiquette Questions Answered

Posted 02.05.2012 | Healthy Living

By Miss Fit for Hello again from Miss Fit, a weekly advice column from someone who is a bit of a non-conformist when it comes to heal...

The 7 Jerks You Meet In Every Gym | Posted 03.14.2012 | Weird News

Americans need to exercise more, but it's hard to get motivated to go to the gym when you know you're going to run into certain people at every one of...

The 5 Commandments Of Gym Etiquette

Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S. | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Feigin, M.S., C.S.C.S.

I wanted to know what you all thought were the most offensive breaches of gym etiquette. The answers came in fast and angry.

Answering Your Fitness Etiquette Questions

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Welcome to Miss Fit -- an advice column from someone who is a bit of a non-conformist when it comes to health and exercise. Dear Miss Fit, What ...

Sara Gaynes

Gym Etiquette: 11 Common Faux Pas | Sara Gaynes | Posted 09.13.2011 | Healthy Living

Gym-goers everywhere have, at some point, encountered another member behaving badly. We spoke to Jon Baraglia, a regional fitness director for Bally T...

Perfectly Polite While Working-out

Jodi R. R. Smith | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jodi R. R. Smith

This month's Mannersmith Monthly was written by our office fitness fanatic, Mannersmith Consultant, Marianne Cohen. January is here and the start of ...