Don’t Be A Jerk At The Gym

By Laura Moncur @ 8:01 am — Filed under:

Cranky Fitness has a great entry about how not to be a jerk at the gym:

The entire article is worth a read, but this one is my favorite:

Don’t use the fact that you’ll be showering afterwards as an excuse to show up smelling totally nasty and funky. Fresh sweat doesn’t really smell–but old body odor and overripe gym clothes are supremely nauseating to be around.

Yeah, and don’t forget to wipe your gross sweat off the machines!

Via: Beginners: 10 Things You Shouldn’t Do at the Gym


4 Responses to “Don’t Be A Jerk At The Gym”

  1. Megan Says:

    I’m amazed at how many people at my gym do not wipe down the machines. I think I need to pester management & have them implement a policy requring gym-goers to clean off machines. Ewwww!

  2. iportion Says:

    I am glad I exercise at home then 🙂 I do need a smaller machine though.

  3. Ernie Says:

    I wish I could get a treadmill at home! We have the two little ones and my wife is worried that they’d get hurt on it.

    What is everyone’s opinion on not cleaning a machine, if you didn’t get it sweaty? I mean, I don’t drip sweat all over the place when I exercise, so should I wipe it down anyway? I usually do just for appearance, but I kind of feel silly.

  4. Crabby McSlacker Says:

    Hi there, What a great health and fitness site! Don’t know how I missed it so far.

    Thanks so much for mentioning my somewhat silly article on gym etiquette–Cranky Fitness is a small health blog run by a whiny narcissist (me) who is always happy any time she gets attention.

    And Ernie, I’m with you–sometimes I don’t get the machine sweaty but I figure I’ve got to a least look like I’m wiping the darn thing down so that people don’t think I’m a slob. On the plus side, I figure all that imaginary wiping probably burns a few more calories.

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