So this week I’m going to talk a little bit about gym attire and etiquette.
Now, I know some of you don’t want to admit it, but you do care about how you look and act at the gym. I know I do. I like to look good and show as much skin as possible.
Anyways, you want to cover the right amount
of skin. You want your shorts to be just above your knee. You want your shirts a good length and covering your nipples (guys). I’m sick of seeing these cut off tanks that look like they were done by a 3 year old. Cut them nicely and even so your nipples aren’t popping out.
(Ladies ……Your excused)
High socks are ok, as long as you’re fine with looking like an idiot.
I always wear hats, sweatbands or bandanas because I hate it when sweat gets in my eyes. Not a great feeling. You can make them very fashionable. Pick up a cheap hat from Urban Outfitters, Lids or even Lulu and make it your own. That’s what I do.
I also hate wearing regular cotton tanks. I might sound like a girl, but they are so f*#!’ing heavy and sticky when I sweat. I need a good material shirt to workout in. Something that’s light and easy to move around in, something that’s dry-fit. I’m a big fan of Lulu Lemon. However, I do own stock in them so it’s not all bad when I spend countless dollars on their ridiculously priced apparel. I also never forget to wear my CP tank! (shameless shout out)
Sneakers are probably the most important piece to the entire wardrobe. It’s your foundation. It provides you with comfort and support. You want your sneakers to be snug and comfortable with plenty of ankle support. I have a few pairs of sneakers for different things.
I have my spin sneakers that have clips.
I have my cross fit/workout shoes that have less support in the soles but more padding around the ankle.
And I have my running shoes, which have a Nike+ chip inside them to track my calories, steps and miles. They are extremely comfortable and are great for running outside.
You can’t go wrong with any cross trainer. It’s all about personal preference and which one feels most comfortable to you.
Now, besides looking the part, you also need to play the part.
Etiquette is VERY important at the gym. You need to be courteous and polite to others. Share the equipment and machines. If you take longer then 45 seconds in-between sets, let others work in with you. It’s the right thing to do.
If you don’t, then you’re an a$$.
Also, wipe down the seat when you’re done. Nobody wants to sit in your sweat. It’s nasty!
Don’t forget to remove the weights when you’re done, its common courtesy. Don’t make other people take off YOUR weights. Its just plain rude!
Something that really bothers me in the gym is when people fill up their entire water bottle at the fountain and it takes them forever! If you see people are waiting behind you, let them drink first and then you can fill up your f*^king bottle. “Don’t be a hog, share the knob” (that phrase is trade marked by Brauny LLC).
Just remember to be courteous and polite to people. Be friendly and fun. Some great relationships are made in the gym. You never know.
Just remember EVERY single rule, and you’ll probably be fine.
I make NO guarantees. J
Well, I’m done….Until next time.
Peace, Love, Protein! @CP
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