Respect the Gym Protocol (Social Media Edition) - RED SUPPS
Social media has revolutionized the way we share our fitness journeys and workout routines with others. Thanks to platforms like Instagram and TikTok, anyone can document their progress and inspire others to join in on the fun. However, this new era of social media has also brought about a new set of challenges, especially when it comes to respecting other gym-goers.

Enter Joey Swoll, a popular fitness influencer with a massive following on Instagram and TikTok. Swoll has been known to call out bad gym etiquette and roast videos that are taken without others' permission. While some may see his approach as harsh, there are some basic ground rules that we all can agree on when it comes to filming ourselves at the gym.

First and foremost, always ask for permission before filming others during your training sessions. Just because you're okay with sharing your workout routines on social media doesn't mean others are as well. It's important to respect people's privacy and boundaries, especially when it comes to something as personal as fitness.

Another important point to keep in mind is that you're in a public space. While you have every right to film yourself during your training, you also need to be aware that others are using the same space to work on their fitness goals. Be mindful of other people's personal space when filming, and try not to impede on their workouts. Remember, we all have a shared responsibility to follow general gym etiquette, such as wiping down equipment after use and waiting for others to finish before using equipment.

Perhaps most importantly, gyms are centers for self-improvement. Whether you're a seasoned gym-goer or just starting out, we're all there to better ourselves in one way or another. It's crucial to keep that in mind and respect others' journeys, regardless of where they're at in their fitness goals. Nobody likes to be made fun of or humiliated, especially in a space that should be safe and welcoming.

In conclusion, while social media can be a fantastic tool for connecting with others and sharing our fitness journeys, it's important to be mindful of other gym-goers when filming ourselves. Always ask for permission before filming others, be aware of others' personal space, and above all, respect everyone's journey towards self-improvement. By following these basic guidelines, we can all make the gym a more welcoming and supportive space for everyone.