Gym Etiquette: Three simple things to do at gymnastics training
Clubs are starting to finally open their doors. This means there is so much work to get done. Gymnasts, coaches and parents are excited to be back, but after spending a long time at home there has been time for everyone to reflect on what needs to be back in our gyms and what needs to stay in the past. An athlete's behaviour is more important than people think. It affects oneself's and others reactions and mood in the gym environment. Having a safe and happy environment is essential because when training our mindset is just as important as our physical condition. Here we have a few gym etiquette rules that you should always follow, no matter your age or level.
1. Don't look down on anyone We get it, a gym is a competitive place where people try to show what they can do. Having gymnasts classified in levels makes the place have a very defined hierarchy and it is normal to see gymnasts comment on the performance of others with less experience, or at least having a sense of power that maybe makes them a little too proud. And hey, we have all done it. Most times, gymnasts don't even realize they are looking down on someone else, and they certainly don't mean any harm. However, when someone with more experience looks down on a fellow teammate, it can be very intimidating. We don't want to discourage anyone who shares a love for the sport, especially if they are a member of our same club. After all, it's in our own interest for the club to have plenty of members and these to do well, and this will only happen if all members are friendly to each other. 2. Only Constructive Criticism Allowed
Important feedback should ideally be given by coaches, but we all have a trick or two to share with our teammates, and that is absolutely fant