Since weight loss tops New Year’s resolution lists year after year, gyms across the country are swarmed with newcomers each January. As any regular gym-goer can attest, the first few months of the year bring out all kinds of newly inspired fitness fanatics, many of whom could use a lesson in gym etiquette.
Bombarded by inconsiderate behavior at the Manhattan gyms she frequents, attorney and long-time fitness buff Lori Pines put down the dumbbells and wrote The Little Book of Gym Etiquette: A Handbook for Dealing with Annoying People at the Gym (January 2013, $8.95).
Pines addresses the culprits of “gym rage" among the regulars, and point newcomers to helpful rules of gym etiquette.
With satirical descriptions and hilarious illustrations, Pines pokes fun at stereotypical offenders—the slobs, hogs, space invaders, super-talkers, grouches and exhibitionists—while simultaneously promoting fitness and encouraging readers to be accommodating.
LORI PINES is a lawyer and avid gym-goer who loves her daily workout and thinks everyone is entitled to a peaceful, energizing session at the gym. She lives with her husband and two athletic children in New York City.
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