Monday, January 28, 2013

Gym Etiquette

Things have been really busy lately.  This weekend I had a whirlwind girls' weekend to shop for bridesmaid dresses for my best friend's wedding!  While it went by way too fast, I was so happy to get to spend some time with my bestie!  We found gorgeous dresses, got a little planning done, and had some fun.  I call it a successful weekend.

The beautiful bride to be!
Today it was back to the grind, and the night ended with a trip to the gym for a 4 mile run.  Here's where the etiquette part comes in:  We're down to one treadmill and luckily when I got to the gym it was open.  After 30 minutes of running the gym was pretty crowded so I turned and asked if anyone was waiting for the 'mill.  I got a bunch of blank stares, so I figured it was ok if I at least finished up my fourth mile.  When I got done with that one, there were a ton of people in the gym who were all doing something or other, but all the other cardio machines were taken.  I get that not everyone is comfortable asking for their turn on a machine, but what is the right thing to do?  Is it ok to keep going or was it better to give it up?  It just kind of makes for an awkward situation.  Hopefully they will get the issues with the other ones figured out soon so that gym goers have more options! 

Have a happy week!


  1. I think it was fine to keep going. I mean, you asked, so they had an opportunity to speak up and you didn't keep it for a significantly long period of time afterwards. Maybe if you'd kept running for several more miles it would have been rude, but I think you were fine.

    1. Haha, it's quite possible that they didn't understand what I was asking through my gasps for air, but I guess you're right. We finally have another 'mill up and running so we're already doing better :-)