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Five Etiquette Tips for Your Apartment Fitness Center

Five Etiquette Tips for Your Apartment Fitness Center

Five Etiquette Tips for Your Apartment Fitness Center

Are you tired of waiting for machine hogs to be done with the equipment at your apartment's fitness center?  Do you dread having to clean the machines after the person before you forgets?  When it comes to working out in public fitness centers, there are some rules that you should follow.  This is especially true when you are working out at the apartments in Jacksonville, FL, as you share the center with your neighbors.  There are a few etiquette tips to follow when you are working out at your apartment fitness center.

Stay Home if You're Sick

A rule of thumb is to avoid going to any public areas, especially the fitness center, when you are feeling sick.  If you are sneezing or coughing all over the machines, equipment, mirrors, and surfaces, you are also spreading your germs to the others working out at the fitness center.  Even if you are prepared to practice good hygiene, you should still opt to stay home when you are feeling sick.

Wipe Down Your Equipment

Anytime you are done with a particular machine or piece of equipment, take the time to sanitize them.  Fitness centers provide sanitizers and cleaners that are safe for their equipment for this reason.  Be mindful that your sweat and germs have been transferred the equipment after usage, and this will spread to the next person who jumps on it.

Share the Machines

Don't be a machine hog.  The fitness center at your apartment complex is also an amenity that many other people enjoy, so get your workout in, and then share the equipment.  If you are working out on a particular machine, alert others of the time you have left so they can move on to other machines while they wait.  If a line starts to form, this is a sign that it's time for you to share.

Respect Personal Space

No one likes working out with someone staring over their shoulder or hovering too closely.  Respect personal boundaries and give people space to perform their exercises.  If you are waiting for a machine, do this from a distance so that no one feels pressure or discomfort.  

Clean Up Your Space

Anytime you are finished with a particular area of the fitness center, you'll want to take all of your belongings with you.  Don't leave an area cluttered with your things, even if you plan to return to that space eventually.  Use the storage cubes and cubbies to keep belongings that you don't need right away.  When you use the restroom or other facilities, wash your hands and practice safe hygiene.  This will keep the fitness center clean as well.

By doing these things, you will maintain proper etiquette when you are working out at your apartment's fitness center.  When you choose an apartment with a fitness center in their complex, you save yourself much time and money on a gym membership.  Our apartments in Jacksonville, FL offer a state-of-the-art fitness center.  Contact us to schedule a tour of our sprawling complex today.