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Gym Etiquette

Gym Etiquette - There seems to be quite the epidemic spreading across the workout facilities on Main Campus.

Before you panic, I’m not referring to any new disease or crazy fungus but rather, a wave of rude behavior. People should understand that, because the machines and facilities at the IBC Student Recreation Center and elsewhere on Main Campus are for everyone, proper etiquette must be employed at all times.

Naturally, not everyone is lacking basic manners, but the few who are can ruin a workout for others.

Gym Etiquette

The facility with the highest rude people per capita has to be the indoor track. There, some people ­– whether directly or indirectly ­– ­seem to go above and beyond to annoy fellow runners.

One individual, who was completing a sprint workout, made it a point to get in the way while I did a leisurely distance run. He would blow by me, cut into my lane and then stop. But he did not top another visitor, who walked in the jogging lane against the flow of traffic. For four laps I was forced to pull spins straight out of “Madden” to avoid colliding with her. Zachary Scott

Large signs and arrows at the track explain which lanes to use and which ways to move, and purposefully ignoring those signs has to be the ultimate example of poor workout etiquette. It’s important to remain aware of your surroundings, especially at a shared facility like the track.

Gym Etiquette


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