The January Joiners.
You know who I’m talking about.
The newbs at your gym that make it difficult for you to get on a machine or into a class.
The ones who have NO IDEA what they’re doing or are just kind of annoying.
Well, I love them.
As someone who runs social media and success stories for a fitness company, nothing warms my heart more than seeing someone new to fitness. Someone who’s had enough and wants to change their life for the better.
Heather has some awesome posts up about how to survive what she calls the “Gympocalypse” — some gym etiquette newbies might not know and how to avoid beginner mistakes.
More and more, friends have been asking me for fitness tips lately — what gym to join, what classes to take, etc., and it makes me so happy. I just want to hug everyone, but maybe that’s just the endorphins speaking.
Fitness has really changed my life, and I want that for everyone else, too. So, be nice to your January Joiners, even if they are a little clueless! Though statistics show they probably won’t stick around much longer, let’s hope that this year is different for them.
What about you? Were you a January Joiner? Or is your gym packed and you’re mad?