Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The gym isn't a meet market

Amid all the buzz about New Year's resolutions, I wrote this column reminding people of basic gym etiquette. Read it and obey, please.

Due to space constraints, I didn't address the topic of the gym as a potential meet market. My simple advice on looking for love at the gym? Don't do it.

Yes, I know there are exceptions. In fact, I've enjoyed many casual conversations with strangers at the gym. Yet as a general rule, I regard gym time as alone time...even if I'm in a group fitness class.

Sure, it's a slightly unreasonable goal. But I've managed to keep the gym a peaceful sanctuary where I somehow forget about my most demanding stress factors.

Let's keep it that way. And no, your treadmill grunting isn't sexy.