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8 Annoying Habits You Should Skip at the Gym

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6) Don’t focus on selfies

The mirror in the gym is there to help with your form, not to help you showcase your selfie skills. Take a selfie if you must, but don’t tie up equipment or slow other people down while you get just one more shot!

7) Don’t leave a mess

Sweating at the gym usually means you’re having a good workout. But leaving your sweaty mess for the next person is not cool.

Before you move on, check the area to be sure you’re leaving it just the way you would want to find it – clean, dry and without stray gear lying around. Use a towel to wipe up and be sure to put any equipment you used where it belongs, even if that’s not where you found it.

8) Don’t flaunt it

You may be proud of how you look and comfortable being naked. But not everyone shares your comfort level. Be considerate of others in the locker room and do what you can, wearing at least your underwear instead of your birthday suit.

Avoiding annoying habits at the gym really comes down to the golden rule. Treat others the way you want to be treated. Focus on your own workout, but not at the expense of the comfort or safety of the people around you.

If you have questions about working out or what type of workout is appropriate for your health, talk to your health care provider.

Reviewed July 22, 2016
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

14 Annoying Gym Habits You Might Not Realize You Have. Pure Wow. Web. Retrieved July 21, 2016.

13 Annoying Gym Pet Peeves That Make You Just Want To Quit Working Out. Huffington Post. Andy McDonald. Web. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 

6 of the Worst Annoying Habits People Have at the Gym. Health & Fitness Cheat Sheet. Sam Becker. Web. Retrieved July 21, 2016. 

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