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Sarah Russo3 years ago

Mount Isa, are you committing one of these gym faux pas?

If you have ever been to a gym, you've most likely seen that one person who thinks they run the place, and we aren't talking about the manager. Most gyms have a set of rules on display, however there are a set of unspoken commandments that will prevent you from becoming 'that person'. Displaying common courtesy to other gym-goers may seem like the obvious thing to do, but there is always one person who is completely unaware of the process. We've discovered the top 6 gym crimes and how you can avoid them for a pleasant gym experience.

Re-rack your weights

When you finish with a machine or piece of equipment, return it to it’s original position or state. This includes removing plates from bars and machines, placing dumbbells and weights in the correct racks and ensuring you remove any attachments on machines.


Bring a towel and wipe down

Place a towel on all equipment that you sit or lay on to prevent leaving sweat marks. Gyms are a breeding ground for germs, so ensure you wipe down all equipment with the hygienic wipes or spray provided before and after each use.


Be considerate

It’s important to be considerate to those around you. This includes stepping outside to take a phone call, using headphones to listen to your own music, talking quietly and being aware of those around you. Be cautious of your safety and those around you. Bumping into someone when they are squatting over their own body weight (even without weight) is not okay and potentially dangerous.


No hogging

Every gym has a peak hour. If you intend to perform supersets (a combination of exercised performed one after the other), perform them outside of peak hours to ensure you don’t hog any equipment. If someone is using a piece of equipment you require, ask if you may work in.


Keep it down

Unless you are powerlifting or performing something particularly difficult, try not to grunt or create loud noises. This includes throwing down your weights. If you are dropping weights, you are most likely cheating yourself anyway.


Keep your eyes and comments to yourself

The gym is daunting enough without people staring or making comments about you. Keep your attention on your own workout and only become involved if someone is hurt or about to hurt themselves.


Looking for a gym in Mount Isa?

P.C.Y.C Mount Isa

If you are looking for a gym with a variety of classes, 7-day gym access and qualified personal trainer’s, come down to P.C.Y.C Mount Isa and check it out. Membership allows you access to any P.C.Y.C statewide and with no contracts, you can cancel at any time. There is range of classes for kids and senior’s plus a variety of groups to take part in. Why not swing by for a yoga class or test yourself in a HIIT session? The team at P.C.Y.C have you covered for any and all fitness needs.
Where: 67 Isa Street, Mount Isa QLD 4825


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