New Year’s Gym Survival Tips
If you are a regular at the gym you know the invasion of the New Year’s Resolutionaries will last somewhere between 4 to 6 weeks. They will have all the hallmarks of regular newbies from the brand new color coordinated clothing and barely worn runners to bad form imitation, to clumsily throwing around weights they shouldn’t even mess with to….hogging all the equipment. But, here is a guide to get you through this period:
1- Avoid the popular hours which for most gyms is before 8 a.m., lunch time and 4:30 – 6:00 pm on weekdays.
2- When at the gym, make your claim on the piece of equipment you are about to use. No, don’t pee on it. Just drape your towel or another personal belonging over it.
3- Minimize running around. This non indigenous species is oblivious to gym norms and etiquette, and therefore, opportunistic at times. Soon as you step away to fill your water bottle, bam! Your equipment is seized.
4- Have a little patience and give them a break. They will eventually catch on.
Best of luck and I hope your gym will soon get back to oasis of sweat and burn that it once was.