New Years Resolutionists

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Registered: 03-20-2003
New Years Resolutionists
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Mon, 11-24-2008 - 7:28am

Is your gym packed after New Years?






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Registered: 07-09-2008
Mon, 11-24-2008 - 7:55am
I'll have to remember to get to the gym earlier for classes.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 11-25-2008 - 9:31am
i'm going to change gyms and i'm wondering if it will be worth it to wait until feb/march. i have a feeling there won't be as many resolutionists this year as the gyms expect.
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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 8:49am

My gym is usually packed in January. There are lines for just about everything and the childcare center has to limit the amount of time you can drop your child. The sudden influx of newbies usually lasts about 3-4 weeks and by mid Feb things are looking more normal.


Karla
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Wed, 11-26-2008 - 11:19am
I find that by 6 weeks, it's back to normal.





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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 11:28am
All the time I see new members in the gym starting out and hours later they are still working out. Their routines are so elaborate there is no way for a "normal" person to sustain them. By the end of their first week they are exhausted, too sore to move and they haven't lost a pound. I wish our gym would post "beginner" suggestions for new members so they don't give up before they even really get started.

Karla
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Wed, 11-26-2008 - 11:38am
I've thought it would be great for gyms to do a 4-6 week beginning workout class, with personal trainers to help them. I have a friend who is a life coach and we've talked about putting together





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Registered: 01-03-2001
Wed, 11-26-2008 - 11:47am
What a great idea! Our gym offers a orientation walk through but thats about it.

Karla
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