If you are new to a class you may think that being in the front is the best place. Sure, you can see the instructor better, but that’s not how classes work. The front row of any established class is for the regulars, the ones that have been so many times they are almost as good as the instructor. They have earned that spot! Newbies need to head towards the back of the room.
But don’t fret, this is actually REALLY good for you. Why? Because many times the instructor stops doing the motions to walk around the room checking participants form or being a cheerleader, or they may show advance options for the moves. So, when you can’t watch the instructor, you now have the benefit of the front row to watch and learn from (who you wouldn’t be able to see if they are beside or behind you).
Also: if you are more than 15 minutes late to a class, skip it. I know that sounds harsh, but you’ve missed the instructions AND the warm-up. The warm-up is very important and will prevent injuries. Plus, in some spaces, there’s no way to NOT interrupt the class when you’re walking in late, which stinks for all the people who were there on time.
DO YOU HAVE GYM ETIQUETTE ADVICE/TIPS/PET PEEVES? Share them in the comments!