Personal trainer and the founder of the sweat empire Kayla Itsines has revealed the things her clients do at the gym that drives her crazy.
The 30-year-old Adelaide CEO said there are three things she repeatedly sees people doing at the gym that are not “good etiquette,” including not wiping the equipment, not storing the weights, and not disassembling items. before continuing.
“Gym Etiquette 101, from your personal trainer,” Kayla posted on Instagram.
“I think gym etiquette is super important to pay attention to, especially at a time when personal hygiene and social distancing are so important.”
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Personal trainer and the founder of the sweat empire Kayla Itsines (pictured) has revealed what her clients often do at the gym that drives her crazy
The 30-year-old Adelaide CEO said there are three things she repeatedly sees people doing at the gym that isn’t “good etiquette,” including not putting the dumbbells back (pictured)
Kayla emphasized that every time you go to a gym, you can do three things to keep your trainer and everyone around you “safe and happy.”
“These three simple steps make a big difference to you and the people who train around you,” Kayla said.
1. Put your weights back where they belong
The first thing you absolutely need to do when you hit the gym is put your weights back where they belong when you’re done with them.
“There’s nothing worse than walking to a half-empty dumbbell rack with identical dumbbells scattered across the floor,” Kayla said.
Kayla said it’s almost as annoying when they’re put back, but they’re not okay.
“I suggest you take the time to wipe down your equipment after use and then carefully put it back in place for the next person to use,” Kayla said.
Lighter dumbbells should go up, while heavier ones should go down.
The first thing you absolutely need to do when you hit the gym is put your weights back where they belong when you’re done with them, and in the correct order (pictured)
2. Wipe your equipment
The second thing to do is wipe down any piece of equipment you use at the gym, because no one wants to “work out on a sweaty couch.”
“Most gyms now have sprays and/or wipes near the gym,” Kayla said.
“I suggest locating these before you train.”
Once you’re done with an exercise, the 30-year-old said she always sprays and wipes both her equipment and her couches to keep things sanitized and clean.
This is better than cleaning everything up at the end, which might make you forget everything you used.
Once you’re done with an exercise, the 30-year-old (pictured) said she always sprays and wipes both her equipment and her couches to keep things sanitized and clean.
Finally, Kayla said you should disassemble and store absolutely any device you use (pictured)
3. Disassemble and store your equipment
Finally, Kayla said that you should disassemble and store absolutely any device you use.
Want to know what turns a 30-minute workout into a 50-minute workout? People who don’t disassemble their machines and leave you to do everything alone!’ said Kayla.
When you’re done using machines like the leg press or the squat rack, the Adelaide PT suggests taking the weights off and putting everything back in its ‘original place’.
“Dismantling your equipment takes 30 seconds and it shouldn’t be left to the next person to do it, especially if the weights are heavy!” said Kayla.
More than 20,000 people who saw Kayla’s ideas said they found them helpful, and many PTs fully agreed with her tips.
“As a fellow trainer, I can’t thank you enough for this post,” one commented.
“May I add that you don’t bring half a ton of chalk and show the weight room as if we had a snow storm, please and thank you!”
Another added: ‘I know the pain. I worked in a gym for 12 years.”