Are You Guilty of Any of These Fitness Instructor Pet Peeves?

August 21, 2015
C’mon, be honest.

Ever wonder if your trainer secretly hates you? Odds are they are fully committed to helping you achieve your fitness goals, especially if you are respectful and follow basic gym etiquette. But in case you've ever wondered what really gets on fitness instructor's nerves—we went ahead and asked them. Below, six major no-no's to avoid next time you hit the gym. 

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"When someone leaves during the stretching portion. It's so anticlimactic to have an amazing session and then have people bail during the cooldown. The connection is lost."

"Stopping to fix your hair at the most challenging point in class so you don't have to do the move. I'm on to you."

"Chatty Cathys talking and clearly not paying attention, then they shout out, 'What are we supposed to be doing?'"

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"When people are unaware of their attire. If you forward bend in short-shorts and I can see your vag, so can everybody else. Come on now. Test your clothes at home first!"

"When a student blatantly does her own thing. It's distracting and disrespectful—just stay home and do a DVD."

"When students assume they know the next pose and do it before I say the next pose. I will change direction on the spot and do something completely different. Stay present!"

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For everything you need to know about gym etiquette, pick up the September 2015 issue of Women's Health, on newsstands now.

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