Friday, February 01, 2008

Treadmill Etiquette

Whenever I go to the gym, the treadmills are always set to allow you 60 minutes followed by a 2 (sometimes 3) minute cool down. The time of day that I usually go to the gym is pretty good because there are always free treadmills and I've never seen a wait but I still get off after that hour is up. My question: can I turn it right back on and run more? I really want to keep my mileage up but can only go so far in 60 minutes, obviously. If there is no line, is it still rude to turn that puppy back on? I'm a crazy obsessed rule follower and am convinced that the gym-police are going to come after me if I keep going. Oh, and the gym I go to does not have any sign posted such as ones I've seen that say "There is a 30 minute limit on all cardio equipment"...I saw one like that at a different gym I went to yesterday. That one got to me too because there was no one waiting. Sigh. I obviously need advice because the last thing I want to be is 'that rude woman' at the gym!


Anonymous said...

Most of the time, the limits are for busy periods where people are waiting or if all of the cardio is full. If you are such a rule-follower that you feel uncomfortable, ask someone working at the gym what they believe.

Trice said...

Real Character is shown when no one is looking. You have it. I agree with wusgirl1-- you go ahead and jump back on.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes, just sometimes, wouldn't it be fun to be one of those bullish, inconsiderate people who are just completely rude? You know who I mean, the ones who cut in line at the grocery store, or cheat on their taxes, or take advantage of welfare, or sneak across...whoops...that one snuck out.
Sometimes, Our Little World, you've got to give life a good solid shove with your shoulder. But only sometimes.