Post # 1
annoyed by the increased traffic this time of year at your gym? Nothing against folks who make working out part of their NY resoultions, but I just HATE how crowded the gym gets. I’m there all year long, and I hate having to wait for machines or get to my spinning class a half hour early so that I can work out because there are so many new people around. I mean, props to those people who are trying to get active, but I can’t say I’m disappointed when they start to drop off in Feb and March.
Anyone else feel like this? If you do, how do you deal with getting your regular workouts in, despite all the extra people around?
Post # 3
I am definitely not looking forward to it! My gym is crowded enough as it is. I miss unemployment, when I could go at 2 in the afternoon.
Post # 4
Ohh the new years resolutions… Lol. I used to go to a popular 24hour fitness and last year the first few months of 2009 were PACKED. I have started going to a small gym, so im HOPING it wont be crowded today!
Im not sure that there is a way to cope except hope that they fall of the fitness wagon soon? ;p
Post # 5
It will quiet down in a few weeks. Next week will be awful though. It is annoying especially when people don’t go buy “gym rules” like being on an elliptical for an hour when people are waiting. I once got a chick kicked out for that. She was on the arc trainer and it was the only in order. I was on a machine behind her stalking her time because I wanted on. When it hit one hour and the time restarted… she started going again. About 4 people passed her asking when she’d be done and she said “oh I just started”. I told the gym manager and they asked her to get off. She stormed out.
Wow – that just turned into a little vent didn’t it?
Post # 6
I know what you mean! Last year, it was crazy how many more people there were during the first few weeks of January. But as time goes by, they all sort of disappear. And I’m not really sorry to see them go. I’m thinking that I won’t be working until mid-January if then so I can keep going during the day (and my current gym is at the school so I think it is a little less crowded than public gyms).
Post # 7
Ugh! I have been complaining since January 1st. I go 5 times a week all other times of the year, and now all the resolution-ers are on the treadmill. This weekend I went to a yoga class with 50 other people- ick! (usually there’s a dozen, tops!) That’s ok come March most people will have fallen off the wagon.
Post # 8
Haha, YES this annoys me. Good thing I haven’t been able to afford a gym membership since I graduated last May and I’ve just been doing a freeweights/cardio workout at home. It’s never crowded in our study at home – unless the dog and cat get underneath me when I’m doing pushups and leg lifts…
Post # 9
I went to pilates today and usually there is a max of maybe 5 people because it’s a day class. Today there were like 10!
Post # 10
I get frustrated, but then I remember that it’s those people who waste their money for resolutions or pre-summer crash diets that make the gym more affordable for me.
Though my gym was no more crowded than usual yesterday, surprisingly enough. Here’s hoping…
Post # 11
I’ve been experimenting with finding less crowded times to go. My fiance goes at 5pm, and it’s definitely crowded then thanks to the immediate-post-work rush, but it’s WAY worse at 8pm, which I’m assuming is the post-dinner crowd. I went yesterday at 2pm, and I guess I hit the late lunch crowd, which I didn’t even realize existed. But when I went today at 8am, it wasn’t as bad. That, or some people’s resolutions only lasted four days…
Post # 12
I’m sure that the hours between 8am and 5pm are probably the least busy because of work (with the exception of lunch time). When I used to go to Bally’s it wasn’t to crowded around 7pm during the resolution rush.