Gym Etiquette 101: Coming Out of the Closet

By |October 9th, 2015|Gym Etiquette 101|

out of the closetIt is time to come out of the closet…in clothing terms, of course.

CLOTHES

Exercise clothes shouldn’t be too tight or too baggy. Jocks, if your workout shorts are tight enough to show the outline of your jock strap, and uh, your package, THEY ARE TOO TIGHT!

Guys and gals, make sure you cover your undergarments appropriately. Most gyms don’t support, pardon the pun, a sports bra worn as a top. Make sure your pants don’t droop due to loose elastic waistbands. I’ve had to move from equipment to get out of eyesight of a butt crack or two. #gymfail

If you wear baggy clothes, be aware that the clothing can get caught on equipment. Layers of clothing can cause you to overheat. Oversized clothes make it difficult to see if you are using proper form while exercising.

Find a style that works for you and for your body.

dumbbell_curl_technique_bFOOTWEAR

DO NOT wear high heels to exercise. Not only will you look absurd, you might actually injure yourself. I have witnessed women working out on cardio equipment and doing jumping jacks in high heels!

Get to the shoe store and get properly fitted for exercise shoes.

ACCESSORIES

Leave the jewelry and scarves at home. Necklaces, bracelets and scarves can get caught or tangled in equipment. Rings can make your fingers swell. Save the bling for outside the gym.

Wearing a weight belt and gloves while walking around the gym might make you look strong. But, actually lifting weights is the key to being strong. If you wear it, use it.

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About the Author:

Kim Becknell Williams is a professional marketing writer and newspaper journalist, who has written for numerous newspapers and magazines across the country. She writes a blog periodically and dabbles in poetry. Kim wrote her first book at the age of 8, but Gym Etiquette 101 is her first completed book as an adult. Together, with her niece and illustrator, Sloane Williams, this book offers a comedic twist on the many gym fails that we all notice and let slide by too often.