Good Gym Etiquette
Etiquette-Conventional requirements of social behavior. An acceptable code of use.
As we move into our busy fall season I am reminded by you our customers that gym etiquette for all is truly appreciated. What is gym etiquette? As the word definition above states, it is a set of policies or codes of conduct that allow us all to workout together in a healthy environment. If you are new to the gym scene, here are some pointers that will help you stay healthy this season as well as make more friends at the club.
Come to the club prepared! You should always have a personal sweat towel and bottle of water when you come in. LifeQuest offers sweat towels for sale at the service desk. While you work out, wipe up your sweat so you do not spread germs. Bring everything you need! If you want to use the punching bag, bring your gloves!
Clean the equipment you use before and after. To ensure that you are healthy all season, use a paper towel with the sanitizer sprayed on the towel to wipe down cardio equipment, benches, or any equipment you are using. Please do not spray the equipment directly as it is not good for moving parts and computerized screens. The use of a paper towel is advised, using it one time and then throw it in the trash. This will reduce the possibility of cross contamination.
Share the equipment. The common code of conduct in the weight room is to do a set, then be responsive to others to allow them to step in and do a set while you rest. Make sure you do not monopolize several pieces of equipment. If everyone shares, then you should be able to move quickly between pieces and get your workout done in record time.
Don’t use a piece of equipment as your personal desk. If you wish to talk on the phone, or use your smart devices for viewing, please do this in the lobby and not on a piece of equipment. There are probably people waiting for you to move so they can get a set in or use the cardio piece you are on. If you are not working out, move on please.
Rack your weights. If you are strong enough to put the weight on, Be responsible enough to put the weights back! Everyone likes a well arranged weight room floor. Please rerack your weights!
If you use it and move it, put it back! We are lucky enough to have many spaces to workout here at LifeQuest. If you move the equipment from it’s regular home, please return it when you are done with it! It will make you stronger physically and it will be easier for the next client to find what they want to use.
Don’t talk during class. No one wants to hear you discuss your personal business during a class. You may be having a wonderful time visiting, but it is not only distracting to the instructor, but it is rude to everyone else in class. Be kind and take your conversation outside the class studio!
Notice the policy signs in the club. In many spaces in the club we have specific policies posted. These are here for the best interest of the entire membership base. These notices are for safety and for the overall benefit of all of the members we serve. Please pay special attention to these notices and abide by the policies. Example: No throwing baseballs outside the batting cages, no swinging bats outside the batting cages.
Children’s policies. LifeQuest is a family friendly club. Please monitor your child’s activities at all times to ensure their safety. Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in group exercise classes. If you child 12+ is in class, they must be actually participating, or please don’t bring them in.
Check in at the front desk on every visit. Please bring your key tag on every visit and check in before entering. If you lose your key tag you may purchase a new one. Allowing non-members to be checked into the club using your key tag is never allowed. If you a caught checking other’s in, or allowing them to use your key tag, your membership will be canceled and you will get to pay the guest fees of every person you bring in at $15 per person per day.