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10 Rules of Gym Etiquette People Are Constantly Ignoring


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Abusing Social Media
If possible, keep the gym a selfie-free area. Wisky/iStock/Thinkstock
If possible, keep the gym a selfie-free area. Wisky/iStock/Thinkstock

I've said it before and I'll say it again ā€“ I'm so glad social media wasn't around when I was a young, dumb kid. I shudder to think of the photos, statuses and other nonretractable proof of my stupidity that would be out there for all the world to see. Sure, we lose our perceived right to privacy when we enter a public place like the gym, but no one should have to worry about unauthorized images or videos of themselves popping up online whether with good or malicious intentions. Plus, if the wrong person catches you capturing the moment, your phone/camera is likely to wind up broken. In short, post all the pics and vids of yourself that your little heart desires, and kindly leave the rest of us sweaty, messy bunch out of it.

It should be noted that the selfie phenomenon continues to thrive, even in exercise situations. Now, I can't stop you from doing it, but I can snicker about it. It's the gym, not a One Direction concert, so what's the purpose of such a selfie, anyway?


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