We’ve had some interesting stories/complaints from people complaining about gym etiquette.
And we’re not talking about those old issues that are always covered up like – when the sweat runs down, wipe it off. Bad smell, really annoying habit of crawling or not re-racking (leaving them around or re-racking when someone uses weights)
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We are talking about people sitting on benches and machines in gyms who are not working out but on Snapchat or some other social media channel. That is, taking up valuable space at peak times!
Yes smart phone and social media generation is making it a complete crisis!!
This gym etiquette and behavior and general awareness of other fellow members is getting worse as young people become addicted to their smart phones.
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The main problem lies with people spending time on social media/ their phones especially during gym time. They sit at the device and stare at their phone, take selfies, apply filters to selfies, type, listen to music. No worries for others waiting to use the equipment
Time to call in the gym police?? We think so. And that responsibility rests with the management and trainers of the police (maybe they can be renamed as promoters).
The PledgeSports team has put together some tips to help with gym etiquette. We will start and work with a soft approach.
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1. some simple pointers. for example
Gym is for exercising without chatting with friends and posting pictures. Keep track of other members’ time spent on equipment/rest. want to use your phone leave the bench
2. Prefer cinemas and block wifi and phone signal
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3. gym police – An instructor monitors phone activity by gym users and is a polite term for those who hog machines while using phones.
4. Ban the phone!
5. It may be a bit harsh but – 3 Attacks Your Out. If someone has to warn 3 times they are out for a week!
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