You didn't have to be a member if you had a couple dollars, so it was perfect for us. We'd drive up there, get high as kites, and then go inside to work out in the gym, shoot hoops on the court, swim in the pool, and then hit the steam room and sit in there and wilt for a little while. We'd usually go to the steam room directly from the swimming pool, or from the hot tub if we did the hot tub after the swimming pool isn't the YMCA awesome? They have practically everything there , and so we would have our swimming trunks on.
Is it entirely naked? I wanted to book this for...
Sauna Etiquette: Temperatures, Traditions, and Very Tiny Towels
And so, even with centuries of history behind them, these rooms can inspire sweatier palms than foreheads. Luckily, editors Scott and Rebecca are here to help. According to Scott, many guys try and prove their toughness by staying in as long as possible or trying to outlast their friends in the sauna. First off—this goes against the chief principle of sauna-ing: relaxing and letting go. And nobody looks tough when they're dehydrated or passed out. Light stretching overhead is fine, but floor-quaking calisthenics distract other people in the sauna, and slippery floors can make it a dangerous game. Saunas are part of a tradition that could stretch back to the Native American sweatlodge, the Finnish lake-side sauna, and the Russian banya.
Public steam rooms in a gym or fitness facility is one thing. Spa steam rooms are another. If this is your first time in a spa steam room, you can be relaxed and enjoy it while still following etiquette. For the inexperienced and newbie steam room goers, here are some basic steam room etiquette rules to follow. Arrive at least fifteen minutes prior to your steam room spa appointment.
Is it entirely naked? Neither would he be. Hi Osian12, in the saunas and steam rooms no swim wear is allowed, the change room and showers are coed, the place is stunning in its visual appeal that you will be overwhelmed to realise that you are naked. You can wear a bathrobe or towel when walking around or just relaxing in the lounge areas. Usually minimum age of entry is 16 to allow for a calm and relaxing environment.