New Years resolutions are now in full swing and that can only mean one thing! The January gym brigade have descended, and with them will come the inevitable, epic, gym fails! In their brand new, luminous, far too expensive for the amount of use it’s going to get, designer kit, they are wondering about, very much looking the part but with no clue what to do! Some pay their membership month after month but only attend during January and maybe the run up to their summer holiday, for the rest of the year, the simple fact that they HAVE a gym membership is enough and quite frankly, safer for everyone! These people have more money than sense, have you seen the prices of health clubs lately? Others, have recently joined as part of their ‘new year, new me’ health inspired resolutions, with all the best intentions to continue throughout the year. Some will, some won’t, but at this point they are all the same and all are in my way!
They’re filling up the classes, not to mention the showers, fiddling with the free weights and rolling around on the stretch mats, while the teenage gym staff look on, unaware of a calamity about to happen! Several yummy mummies, have taken up residence on the bikes, chatting or texting, not a drop of sweat in sight, whilst elsewhere, enthusiasms are crushed by a bemusing range of pulleys attached to weight stacks, confusing even the seasoned pro as to what to pull, with which attachment, in what direction! I find those machines mystifying at times and I worked as a trainer for a while, so I’m not surprised people struggle, when they’ve never set foot in a gym before! That said, there is still no logical reason to use the equipment like this, any ideas as to what they are trying to gain?
A group of twenty-something lads take up the benches and strain to lift dumbbells and Olympic bars that are way too heavy for their pewny little arms, trying to outdo each other and forgetting there are others in the gym, an accident waiting to happen! OMG that’s got to hurt!
Regular, all-year-round gym goers, roll their eyes and give each other knowing glances, while a newbie wrestles with a rower then manages to ping an elastic resistant band halfway across the gym. Personal trainers all over the country are enjoying their busiest month of the year, their schedules packed and Christmas being paid off in full. As I’m struggling to do a work out (that I found easy pre-Christmas) I suddenly find myself going all Peggy Mitchell thinking ‘Get Outta My Gym!!’.
I shouldn’t really moan and I know it will be all short lived. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that people want to change their lifestyle, improve their fitness and head into a healthier 2017. But, the gym isn’t for everyone and by mid-February, there will be more people in the cafe (the gym cafe, still wearing gym kit) than in the gym, and by March, it will be back to the hard core gym users again! In the meantime, I will control my inner Peggy and continue to queue for the showers, dodge randomly swinging kettle balls, side step wayward Swiss balls and attempt not to stare at some of the bizarre uses of equipment and imminent epic fails.
Now excuse me while I get back to my workout 😉
As you can probably tell, I’ve just discovered GIF’s and they are great fun! I couldn’t resist this post idea and hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as I have creating it! Please share it if you’ve giggled! xx