Hate, hate, hate!
I have BEEN going to the gym for some time now. I had my own fitness goals to work toward–New Year or not. It is sooooooooo annoying that everyone and her mother resolved to lose weight in the new year, joined a gym, and proceeded to overrun the place. I can’t find a parking spot. I can’t get to a machine–let alone switch between several. It is severly frustrating. And most maddening of all–these new joiners will only be around for 8 weeks–tops. Most likely less then that. Why bother at all? Just go on a fad diet and be done with it already.
And why don’t the gyms prepare? Have pre-January member hours. Carve out a time for established
members to work out without all the resolution hassle. Extend gym hours for the busy month of January. If there is more than one gym location in a certain mileage radius, the gyms should allot one place for new members. Staff the place with extra personal trainers to teach people how to use the equipment properly and give them an appropriate workout for their needs and fitness level. Meanwhile, the established members can be at the other location working out in peace.
So, I am staying away from the YMCA until the resolutioners fizzle out–which most will. But I do not have to like it!
- To the Gym People – the New Year Resolutioners Are Coming! (thepeacefulfijian.wordpress.com)
- New Year’s Resolutions and Stocking Hats. Matt Mosman, Cscs, Nsca Cpt, Denver, Colorado (maximussite.wordpress.com)