Let’s face it, it doesn’t take a lot of time to be thoughtful! While most people tend to stick to themselves during their daily gym sessions, many forget that the smallest thing can make someone’s day. Not only will these acts help spread joy, but they’ll help establish a better sense of community within the gym. After all, we are all on #TeamYoufit!
Small acts of generosity can literally change lives, which is exactly why our tribe put together some ideas for random acts of gym kindness, this February 17th, Random Acts of Kindness Day!
1. Hold the door open for your #YoufitFam
Something as small as saying hello and holding the door open for the person behind you can change that person’s day. It takes a small effort and typically the receiver appreciates the gesture – high five!
2. Offer up the machine you are using
While the gym is filled with tons and tons of equipment for your fellow Youfit members to use, sometimes it can be hard to grab the machine you want, especially during those after work hours. If you see one of your fellow gym goers going for the same machine as you, or waiting for you to finish, offer up the machine and try a new exercise! You never know, you may just fall in love with some body-weight lunges instead of the leg press.
3. Help out a new student in your YouGX classes
Let’s be honest, being the new kid in class can be tough. If you see someone looking for a helping hand in your weekly yoga class, don’t be afraid to give them some pointers. Show them where the class takes place, how to set up their mat and where to go if they need to run out for a bathroom break. Sharing is caring!
4. Compliment someone’s technique
Most people like to be told they’re doing good at something. Like the cardio circuit set the girl next to you has been doing? Admire the persistence of someone on the weight machines? Let them know! Whether it’s a high-five or a full blown compliment, it’ll boost someone’s mood and will contribute to a better day for them. Try it!
5. Buy a water or energy drink for the person behind you in line
Many Youfit locations carry a variety of drinks to purchase at the front desk. Buy a bottle of water, energy drink or protein shake for the person behind you. They will definitely appreciate the gesture! And hey, usually random acts of kindness get paid forward. Be a trendsetter!
Now tell us, have you ever performed any of these random acts of gym kindness? Let us know in the comments below!