Happy New Year to all. It's the start of the year; the time when everybody and their neighbor's best friend's sister's postman comes back to the gym. As some of you know, it is a mad house at the gym during January. This is the time when we all try to make good on that resolution of becoming the greek god we said we would become.
There are lines for the weight equipment. Lines for the cardio machine. Lines for the group exercise classes. Hell, there are lines for lockers at one of the gyms I teach at. Can you believe it people are standing in line waiting for someone to leave so that they can snap up their locker. I probably don't need to tell you this, but there are also lines for the showers. Insanity!!!!!
Anyway, I have always wondered why a part of the gym population basically stops coming to the gym during the Xmas holiday. Why do certain members just stop coming? What are they more pre-occupied with? They have spent most of the year working on their health and fitness THEN.....??? Do these people decide that they have worked so hard for the past few months that they can take some time off? Am I the only one who wonders about this phenomenon? Am I just a gym-obsessed self-involved vane person?
Speaking for myself, I always think that I must go to the gym and work on my fitness regularly in order to function properly. For me that means working out regardless of where I am or what time of year it is. To me, fitness is just part of my routine. I have obviously made a concious decision to keep in the best shape possible so as to avoid any major health problems and look as aesthetically-pleasing to me. Besides the fact that I enjoy the adrenaline rush of working out, I do enjoy the overall feeling of wellness when I am working out on a regular basis.
Anyway, back to the people who come back after the one-to-three month holiday sabbatical from they gym. For those of you, who like me, make it a habit to keep in shape, PLEASE be patient; Most of the Resolution People will be gone in two weeks. I guess maybe these people find it boring to working out. It is boring to work out BUT look at the benefits. If you are one of these Resolution People, please email me back and tell me exactly what is going through your mind as you come back (some people come back full force after being off for two months; you can tell who they are by their red-faced look of agony) and why you took those months off.
I hope to hear from some Resolution People. If I can understand why this happens, then I can maybe just let it go and not curse out half of them for coming back to the gym and basically overpopulating it causing tempers to flare and creating so much traffic in the gym that us regulars can barely breath. Now, before anyone starts screaming at me about me being mean, remember that I am just reporting true stories from the gym. Later.