Gym etiquette is important for beginners to learn, preferably before offending fellow gym-goers. Five tips from ACE (the American Council on Exercise) provide a good starting point.

  1. Don’t be rude.
  2. Maintain good hygiene.
  3. Restack your weights.
  4. Stay back when starting a group exercise class.
  5. Hire a personal trainer.

Read the original article for more details. The gist is that you will feel more comfortable and get into a working out groove faster if you first respect those around you, and that is always good advice in any walk of life.