New Year's Resolution People at the Gym

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    Jan 03, 2016 1:27 AM GMT
    I'm so annoyed when going to the gym after new year's day. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
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    Jan 03, 2016 2:37 AM GMT
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  • jeepguySD

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    Jan 03, 2016 3:23 PM GMT
    By mid-February the New Year resolutioners will mostly be gone, and our gyms will be back to normal.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jan 03, 2016 3:28 PM GMT
    polfsky saidI'm so annoyed when going to the gym after new year's day. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    After New Years Dayicon_question.gif Most gyms are open on New Years Day and are jam packed with all these resolution newbies who don't know a barbell from a dumbbell. Several of these newbies are still recovering from hangovers from all their partying the night before which makes it more hazardous and hilarious. When I was a member of Golds Gym, I would take time off from working out during the month of January. By the end of January, most of these resolution newbies were gone and everything returned to normal.
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    jeepguySD saidBy mid-February the New Year resolutioners will mostly be gone, and our gyms will be back to normal.


    Fit people constantly complain that unfit people lack motivation and are generally less deserving people. I find it odd that the influx people in the new year upsets fit people so much. I wonder, what would happen if all of those people ept at it and kept going year round making artificially cheap gyms overly packed because those New Years resolutioners effectively subsidize your fitness life style.

    I say artificially cheap because a client of mine recently told me the gym she goes to cost $1700 a year because they limit how many people can join which means the gym is never overcrowded. Of course this also raises the price because you don't have hundreds or thousands of people paying for a gym membership but only showing up a few times a year.
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    polfsky saidI'm so annoyed when going to the gym after new year's day. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    After New Years Dayicon_question.gif Most gyms are open on New Years Day and are jam packed with all these resolution newbies who don't know a barbell from a dumbbell. Several of these newbies are still recovering from hangovers from all their partying the night before which makes it more hazardous and hilarious. When I was a member of Golds Gym, I would take time off from working out during the month of January. By the end of January, most of these resolution newbies were gone and everything returned to normal.


    The twenty 24 fitness location I went to in Houston was dead new years day. They are slow as hell on holidays and weekends.
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    Jan 03, 2016 4:00 PM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    jeepguySD saidBy mid-February the New Year resolutioners will mostly be gone, and our gyms will be back to normal.


    Fit people constantly complain that unfit people lack motivation and are generally less deserving people. I find it odd that the influx people in the new year upsets fit people so much. I wonder, what would happen if all of those people ept at it and kept going year round making artificially cheap gyms overly packed because those New Years resolutioners effectively subsidize your fitness life style.

    I say artificially cheap because a client of mine recently told me the gym she goes to cost $1700 a year because they limit how many people can join which means the gym is never overcrowded. Of course this also raises the price because you don't have hundreds or thousands of people paying for a gym membership but only showing up a few times a year.


    I agree they subsidize our membership costs. Without them our fees would be higher.

    Still, while we want them to succeed, we know most won't and will fall off the wagon. And so all that overcrowding is not for much.

    And most of those cartoon stills are a bit offensive. Or at least too un-PC for my tastes.
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    jrc2005 said
    MrFuscle said
    jeepguySD saidBy mid-February the New Year resolutioners will mostly be gone, and our gyms will be back to normal.


    Fit people constantly complain that unfit people lack motivation and are generally less deserving people. I find it odd that the influx people in the new year upsets fit people so much. I wonder, what would happen if all of those people ept at it and kept going year round making artificially cheap gyms overly packed because those New Years resolutioners effectively subsidize your fitness life style.

    I say artificially cheap because a client of mine recently told me the gym she goes to cost $1700 a year because they limit how many people can join which means the gym is never overcrowded. Of course this also raises the price because you don't have hundreds or thousands of people paying for a gym membership but only showing up a few times a year.


    I agree they subsidize our membership costs. Without them our fees would be higher.

    Still, while we want them to succeed, we know most won't and will fall off the wagon. And so all that overcrowding is not for much.

    And most of those cartoon stills are a bit offensive. Or at least too un-PC for my tastes.


    You could also just see all the overcrowding as a reminder of just how many people actually belong to these corporate gyms. People could also join more expensive gyms where this is not an issue or invest in home gyms. Of course I am saying this from Texas where homes and apartments are huge so everyone has extra space. I was just curious to what would be the ramification of all of the resolutioners sticking with it. It would be a catch 22 for fit people. On one hand they would be happy for the success of others. On the other hand that success would also inconvenience them. Luckily for me because of my work schedule i only go to the gym during off peek hours.
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    Jan 03, 2016 4:28 PM GMT

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    Jan 03, 2016 6:27 PM GMT
    MrFuscle said

    Fit people constantly complain that unfit people lack motivation and are generally less deserving people. I find it odd that the influx people in the new year upsets fit people so much.


    +1
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    Jan 04, 2016 9:48 AM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    jeepguySD saidBy mid-February the New Year resolutioners will mostly be gone, and our gyms will be back to normal.


    Fit people constantly complain that unfit people lack motivation and are generally less deserving people. I find it odd that the influx people in the new year upsets fit people so much. I wonder, what would happen if all of those people ept at it and kept going year round making artificially cheap gyms overly packed because those New Years resolutioners effectively subsidize your fitness life style.


    Exactly right. Fitness people always complain about "fat fucks" or "skinny fucks" who don't go to the gym and then when they try, they complain. I say this because my brother works at 24 Hour Fitness and tells me about this all the time.

    It really does make me wonder if these same people who complain would be even more pissed off if roughly say... 95% of these people actually stuck with it for the long haul and ended up making gym costs skyrocket.

    Awhile back, I remember some hullabaloo being caused by a "special" gym that opened up that only was for fat people and a lot of the fitness guys on boards would call these people all sorts of unruly things. It truly is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.

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    Jan 04, 2016 1:21 PM GMT
    According to Facebook and Instagram the gyms are full of lions and wolves and other assorted beasts right now so I'm not bothered by the newbies.
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    Jan 04, 2016 7:31 PM GMT
    DefensiveEnd saidAccording to Facebook and Instagram the gyms are full of lions and wolves and other assorted beasts right now so I'm not bothered by the newbies.


    Maybe its some kind of paleo exercise program. $349 a month survive like your ancestors while getting fit or die like a bitch.
  • badbug

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    Jan 05, 2016 12:41 AM GMT
    Maybe its some kind of paleo exercise program. $349 a month survive like your ancestors while getting fit or die like a bitch

    lol

  • rocketfish229

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    Jan 05, 2016 1:24 AM GMT
    They need to leave ASAP and stop commandeering the benches just to chit chat with their friends. I don't mind the influx of new individuals as long as they're actually using the machines rather than making me wait whilst they merely fuck around
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    Jan 05, 2016 4:10 PM GMT
    MrFuscle said
    roadbikeRob said
    polfsky saidI'm so annoyed when going to the gym after new year's day. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    After New Years Dayicon_question.gif Most gyms are open on New Years Day and are jam packed with all these resolution newbies who don't know a barbell from a dumbbell. Several of these newbies are still recovering from hangovers from all their partying the night before which makes it more hazardous and hilarious. When I was a member of Golds Gym, I would take time off from working out during the month of January. By the end of January, most of these resolution newbies were gone and everything returned to normal.


    The twenty 24 fitness location I went to in Houston was dead new years day. They are slow as hell on holidays and weekends.
    That is hard to believe because when I was a gym member, New Years Day the gym was packed with these resolution newbies and it remained so for the first half of January. After the ML King holiday, a lot of these newbies would start disappearing and things would return to normal by the end of the month.
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    Jan 05, 2016 4:41 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob said
    MrFuscle said
    roadbikeRob said
    polfsky saidI'm so annoyed when going to the gym after new year's day. icon_mad.gificon_mad.gif
    After New Years Dayicon_question.gif Most gyms are open on New Years Day and are jam packed with all these resolution newbies who don't know a barbell from a dumbbell. Several of these newbies are still recovering from hangovers from all their partying the night before which makes it more hazardous and hilarious. When I was a member of Golds Gym, I would take time off from working out during the month of January. By the end of January, most of these resolution newbies were gone and everything returned to normal.


    The twenty 24 fitness location I went to in Houston was dead new years day. They are slow as hell on holidays and weekends.
    That is hard to believe because when I was a gym member, New Years Day the gym was packed with these resolution newbies and it remained so for the first half of January. After the ML King holiday, a lot of these newbies would start disappearing and things would return to normal by the end of the month.


    One reason people live in Houston is that the low cost of living allows them to travel more often. It may be that many of the resolutioners were out of town. One thing I will never do is go between 5pm and 10pm.