1. Don’t hog the machines
Remember, the gym is a communal place. If someone wants to work in with you, let him/her. They’re not trying to cramp your style, they’re just trying to get their workout in and better themselves – just like you!
2. Don’t leave the machine dripping
Nothing is grosser than coming across a machine with someone else’s sweat on it. It’s also unsanitary! Take the extra second to place a towel down on your machine/bench BEFORE you start using it. If you forget, take the extra time to wipe it down after you’re done using it. Many gyms will provide wipes just for this purpose!
3. Don’t forget to put your weights in their proper place
You know how annoying it is when you can’t find something around your house? That’s exactly what you’re doing to others if you just leave your weights wherever you want. Be considerate and place your weights in the appropriate place you’re when finished with them.
4. Don’t drop your weights
Be considerate of others around you — when you drop your weights after you’re finished completing an exercise, the sound and vibration can cause other people to lose focus. Plus, by dropping your weights, you are more likely to injure yourself and those around you.