Gym etiquette flowchart: What you should do when you see someone you know at the gym.

The business, culture, and science of working out.
Jan. 19 2011 4:02 AM

Gym Etiquette Flowchart

See someone you know? You're covered with sweat? Don't panic.

See the rest of Slate's Fitness Issue.

Gym Etiquette chart.

Also in Slate's Fitness issue, Emily Yoffe gets shredded by Jillian Michaels and coddled by Jack LaLanne and our foreign correspondents reveal the latest global workout trends.

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