Resolutioners GO HOME!

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    Jan 29, 2008 8:50 PM GMT
    Lately my lifts have suffered. I blame it on those people who flock to the Gyms as their "New Years Resolutions". Most of these "Resolutioners" don't know what they are doing and they usually get in the way. I'm quite bent about this. I know its the natural order of things, but it still pisses me off. I know, I can't do much about it, but atleast I can vent on here. Thanks for listening.
  • justjk

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    Jan 29, 2008 8:54 PM GMT
    I feel your pain! but at least it pays my salary for right now, but i do have to do my own workout later and later to avoid most of the new comers, give it about 1-2 more weeks, most give up and throw in the towel by then! ( then i'm back to finding more clients!!!)
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    Jan 29, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    I've decided to start my lift at 5am to get away from the resolutioners.
    Thats part of it that pisses me off, they leave eventually and give it up. If they are going to do that, why even bother! They should stay home on their couch and watch TV where they are happy. Damn writers strike!
  • mtnbiker7

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    Jan 29, 2008 11:55 PM GMT
    my gym last week was like going to the MALL on a Saturday.Had to park about a mile away! Just a couple more weeks. Then it will be deserted again, left to those of us who will plod on in our plan to at least SLOW the progression of age. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • NickoftheNort...

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    Feb 01, 2008 8:56 PM GMT
    Be wary, gymgoers:

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    Feb 01, 2008 8:59 PM GMT
    I HATE them too!

    However I'm sure there are a few out there on RJ that started out as "them" and now are full fledged members!!
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    Feb 01, 2008 9:03 PM GMT
    I have to agree. If they intend to be seriously committed to working out then that is fine, but coming for 1 1/2 months and leaving does not serve much purpose. I can almost mark the date on the calendar when the gym will free up again....
  • klinci3

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    Feb 02, 2008 12:05 AM GMT
    It was pretty bad a couple weeks ago, but it seems to have calmed down at my gym.

    For a while I was doing my workouts very late at night, which was not ideal.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2008 12:10 AM GMT
    You can always tell a New Years Resolutioner at the YMCA.. They tour the place or they meander around looking interested, but not quite in any groove. I had to explain to one why we use antibacterial spray in the gym. One even said to me, "Boy he must be a regular".

    I'm a patient person and we need to encourage these people, but it is challenging at times. But things should be improving soon and will be behind us....LOL
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    Feb 02, 2008 12:13 AM GMT
    It's been crazy at my gym. Over 100 cardio machines and they are all filled with trixies with chemically destroyed hair in low riding terry sweat suits whos' makeup runs when they exceed "level two".
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    Feb 02, 2008 12:20 AM GMT
    LOL, ok I have the same gripe. It has ruined my ability to get a good workout in without going odd hours. Right when I was making such good gains! I have 2 thoughts on this ..

    1)If you wait till something like new years to take action you are a procrastinator and probably are not serious enough to stick with it. It's like I say in december .. "I know I have weight problems .. so I'll wait till after new years and Christmas cause I am going to pig out anyway and then I will go to the gym" YOU ARE DOOMED TO FAILURE if you don't have the ability to control yourself and take action right away.

    2)Most of the people I see during this time are overweight and they think just getting on a weight machine and doing a few reps is going to help. These people really need to look at their diet, and hit the cardio .. as a matter of fact don't even waste money on the gym, just get out and walk, run or ride your bicycle every day! I actually don't mind the people that come in do their cardio and then leave. Just don't clog the weight machines like you do to your arteries!!
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Feb 02, 2008 12:35 AM GMT
    I guess I'm the odd one out here. At times I get annoyed by how much more crowded January is at the gym than November was, but out of shape people who seem like novices on the machines generally don't bother me. The Resolutioners might be procrastinators, like ActiveAndFit says, and of course many of them won't stick with it. I still have to give them credit for making an attempt, though. That's much better than the people whose inactivity and diet are killing them and who yet don't even try to work out for a month and a half or however long the Resolutioners in your area last. If there are out of shape people in the gym, I applaud them for making a serious attempt at getting into shape, even if they might fail and crowd the gym in the process. No matter how small the weight being lifted, it's better than not doing anything at all.

    The only people who really annoy me at the gym are the obliviously rude. You know the type, the people who think that the gym is only there for them, noone else. They claim multiple weights or pieces of equipment at once even when the gym's at full capacity, they fill giant water bottles from the drinking fountain despite a line of people waiting, they hold conversations in doorway or on narrow staircases, they don't bother to rerack weights, etc. And, sad to say, many of them are among the buffer people present.
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    Feb 09, 2008 4:26 PM GMT
    There is truth there in what you say MSUBoinerd, It would be nice if the gym had a cap on their memberships. Plus, I know they are making a killing right now, hopefully they upgrade some of the equipment.

    Getting back to the Resolutioners, I'm glad they try, but still I'm sick of the crowded gym. It's slacked off a bit, but still way to crowded in the evenings. IT is my gym in a way, but it all our gym when we get a membership.