7 Things Your Gym Should Avoid on Friday the 13th

There have always been superstitions around Friday the 13th, but gym owners are rarely educated on the potential consequences of certain actions. The mystical presence of the 13th day of the Gregorian calendar falling on a Friday is not to be reckoned with.

Here are 7 things your gym must avoid today:


If you were thinking of letting members get a quick snip during their workout, think again; this could cause great misfortune.

2.Setting Sail

As an owner it’s your responsibility to close all seaports on Friday the 13th and make sure nobody begins their journey across an ocean today.

3.Breaking a Mirror

Make sure punching through a series of mirrors isn’t part of your group exercise classes today, or members could be in some serious trouble for the next 7 years.

4.Don’t Look at the Owl

Under no circumstances make eye contact with your gym’s local owl today. This would spell extremely bad news.

5.Remove All Ladders From Above Your Treadmills

You can put them back next week, but it’s just too risky to have your ladders suspended above any cardio equipment today.

6.Opal Stones

In 1829, Lady Hermione was falsely accused of being a demon and died shortly after a drop of holy water accidentally fell on her opal jewelry. No opal stones in the gym today.

7.Cover Your Floor In Pennies

In order to reverse potential bad luck, you should consider covering your entire floor in pennies. Abraham Lincoln's face will also serve as an inspiration to members.


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