Going to the gym should be a no-muss, no-fuss experience. You’re simply there to sweat and take some stress-free time to yourself. (unless you go with a buddy — then it becomes more of a social call.) Of course, the gym isn’t a perfect place. Between misplaced equipment and unsanitary machines, there are plenty of things at the gym that are slowly killing you–some that might even discourage you from working out all together.
If you’re like me, and exercising already takes you a lot of effort, the last thing you want is a crowd full of intimidating gym junkies putting your health at risk. (Though, to be fair, newbies can do this to.) But in the rare instances I’ve gone to the gym, I still witness people coming too close to the elliptical machine I’m using, making the experience more bothersome than it should be.
There aren't official guidelines for behavior at the gym, but it’s expected to follow certain etiquette rules while you're there. Or, so you'd think. Who knows — you might even be guilty of committing some murderous gym mishaps without realizing it. So the next time you hit your nearest fitness facility, here are some common, disgusting, somewhat deadly habits to avoid.