A Brief Introduction
Nearly every gym goer has, at least once during his or her training years, had the pleasure to wait for fifteen minutes, for a bunch of twiggy teenagers sitting on the bench chatting away at their most uninteresting experiences of the day, to move way from the machine he'd actually like to work.
This type of tension occurs mostly in-between January and February each year, when the lot of recently fattened Christmas-goers head out each to his own local gym, to achieve a bit of new-years-resolution's, and then instead regards the equipment as personal pieces of furniture away from home.
In pop culture, this particular phenomenon is better known as gym rage.
This article takes a closer look a the type of frustration, and aims to inform on the ways dealing with such inconveniences, preferably the polite way.
So how does it work?
Because there are no specific rules on how many people may be recorded at a particular gym, this very factor may provide the average gym goer with a constantly full gym – unless he or she picks the time to go there wisely. Namely, it appears as though most people would like to use the gym in the morning or in the afternoon and the evening. This is why it would be wise to plan the gym time into the schedule a wee bit earlier in the morning or somewhat later at night. This is to say that sometime after 07:00 PM would be a far better idea than directly after work.
Secondly, every gym goer should make it a habit to clean the machine after use. This should be done by use of a towel. Also, a good idea would be to take note of the limits that are specified in the use of each and every machine. This means sticking to time limits. Another good idea would be turning off the cell phone while working out, that a person may not be caught sitting on a machine and idlely chatting away while others are waiting to work it.
And while this may be a slimy tip, asking a gym goer whether he or she is finished with a machine while it still appears to be in use should also provide the slightest of reminders that there are other people waiting to use it. In the case of the annoying twiggy teenager, this may prove counter-productive, though, as he may aim to annoy even more by merely sitting on it extra long. It is important to remember that no weight lifter ought be interrupted while working the machine, but should rather be asked about it in-between series.
Putting the weights back in their places is another must-develop-habit fore every gym goer – even if he had found them idly lying about on the floor.
Towels and other personal belonging shouldn't be left lying around the gym. All training areas are to be left as clear as they were found.
Lastly, it is important to remember that a gym is not a social club where people come to chat and make friends, but is rather a place where people come to get their fitness training and build muscle. This should be respected at all times.