Thank God gyms are opening up again - there's something about a gym workout that is so much more productive than exercising at home. 

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But, there's one thing I'm not excited about, and I'm wondering if you're with me on this. Nothing is worse when you're getting into a workout, you're feeling yourself, and then someone takes the machine next to you when there's plenty to go around. It totally throws you off your game - suddenly, you're aware of who is around you, you might hear any noises they make, and it just feels awkward. And, not to mention, we're in this weird almost post-pandemic world, where we're hyper-aware of people and germs, and how close they are to us.

Don't get me wrong - I love people! Striking up a conversation with people I don't know is so much fun; however - there is a time and place for that. And the gym is neither. Isn't there a thing called personal space?

How do we fix this? Maybe gyms should maintain some Covid safety protocols - that would definitely keep people spaced out when working out. But it also limits how many people can work out, which equals lost business for gym owners.

Does it bother you when people work out right next to you when there is an entire gym worth of free machines? Am I being too harsh? Do you have any crazy stories about people getting too cozy next to you at the gym? I'd love to hear them using the chat feature on our app!

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And if you are one of those people who take a machine next to someone in an empty gym, no hard feelings - but please consider this blog the next time you're about to do it!

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