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November 23, 2016

So many people are stressed out right about now.  Though we have different causes for the stress, one thing we can generally agree upon: a great place to relieve that stress is the gym. 

I really should just name this “Top Pet Peeves” or “Don’t Be So Rude” or “Really? You Have your Phone???”, or “You Can’t Stop for Even an Hour??”.  Anyway, enough of that mini rant, I am here to speak on cell phones in gyms, exercise classes and, yeah, yoga class.  As a person who works out in the gym, teaches all kinds of exercise classes and teaches a LOT of yoga, I am amazed by the cell phone usage in a place when you are essentially supposed to be improving yourself and relieve stress, through movement and/or socializing with other like-minded people.  Ya know, communicating. Face-to-face.  A lost art.

Admittedly, my mom teaches etiquette professionally and I grew up with her stressing the importance of proper etiquette and being aware of others (constantly!) and that does influen...

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