But, there are certain things people do that make them that person at the gym. That said, remember to do the following things so you don't become that person:
Focus On Yourself
Focus on your own workout. Don't get competitive with someone – or everyone – in your class. Not everyone is at your level, and they may be having a bad day.
Don't Save A Spot
If your friend doesn't show up for the class, you can look pretty foolish if you've carefully guarded their spot next to you.
If you're wearing headphones, you may be too wrapped up in your own world to notice others around you. Don't be the one who puts their mat down and does a floor-based exercise in everyone's way.
This applies to every situation, but especially so to the people working at the front desk. You may have no idea how many requests they take or the number of tasks they have.
Use The Lockers
Gym bags, purses and other personal belongings shouldn't clutter up the aisle or dangle from the bike's handlebars. Use a locker instead.
There's no question that music is a huge motivator that can power you through your workout, and you should listen to whatever you like and energizes you. But, please, don't sing so loudly that everyone else has to hear it, too.
There can be nothing quite as annoying as someone who is an excessive and loud grunter, particularly while working with weights. Be aware of those around you before you grunt out of control.
Interested in starting a fitness program, or have questions about how you can stay in optimal shape? Contact the personal trainers at the Downtown Athletic Club in Amarillo. We're available seven days a week.