If you’ve never stepped foot inside a gym before or it’s been a while since you’ve gone, knowing the dos and don’ts will help you quickly feel comfortable.
If your job is physically demanding and you’re showing up to the gym right after work, you might consider showering off at the gym and changing into fresh workout attire.
If you do see indications that the equipment is being used but nobody shows up for 10 minutes, you can safely assume that the equipment is free.
Stand back about 8 to 10 feet so you’re close enough for others to know that you’re waiting but far enough to give the person exercising room to breathe.
Check your surroundings before you start exercising to ensure that you’re not in anyone’s way.
For gym rats, this means no more than one piece of workout equipment at a time.