Gym saunas will typically have posted rules for dress code as well as important rules and etiquette. Normally, you should wear something light and comfortable into a gym sauna which could be (clean) workout clothes, swimwear, or just loose cotton shorts and top.
Therefore, common courtesy is necessary knowing that a number of people share a sauna. It also helps to take proper precautions from germs and bacteria while keeping the sauna clean for communal use.
– Dress right for the sauna. Proper attire includes towels and light clothing. – Carry extra towels to sit on and dry yourself. – Shower before you get into a sauna. – Get in and exit fast as you do not want to lose any heat in the room. – Do not eat before the sauna or in the sauna.
– Do not shave or groom yourself in a sauna. – Keep any conversation or noise at a bare minimum. This is a calm, quiet and relaxing room. – Do not carry any electronics either. – Do not work out in the sauna. – The sauna is not a dryer for wet or sweaty clothes.
Avoid bringing anything with you except the handy towels for sitting on and drying off. Electronics are not fit for this space as they are both distracting and will get damaged by the steam.