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Gyms Are More Crowded in January

Is Your Gym More Crowded During the Beginning of the Year?

Going to the gym has been a little frustrating lately — it's packed, chaotic, and hectic. My normally overlooked corner of the cardio room is occupied whenever I'm there, and it seems that every hour is peak hour. I know that January is typically a crowded time for fitness centers: people are making good on New Year's resolutions, and the best membership deals are being offered. I just wish these resolutionaries knew a little more about gym etiquette. But, whining aside, I am glad that people are making their health a priority; here's hoping it keeps up all year long! How's life at your gym — are you bumping elbows in yoga class and waiting in line for the treadmill?

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HollyJRockNRoll HollyJRockNRoll 6 years
It's horrible this time of year and also during Spring Break season. Right now you see a lot of middle aged somethings getting their new years resolution on. Between march and June you see the high school/college crowd come in trying to get bathing suit ready. Certain times are worse than others. In my experience, between 3-8 p.m. is a freaking zoo. Things are not as bad before or after the time. Certain days are better than others too. Surprisingly, on a Sunday things are not to bad. Monday can be hectic, and so can Thursday.
Lo-Lo291303 Lo-Lo291303 6 years
Mine is SOOOOO busy! Usually my 5:30 pm spin class has only a handful of people, but every bike was taken last time I went. My poor spin instructor - he always adjusts the newbies bikes and talks them through the class. Needless to say, he was crazy busy before the class began!
Angelica-Marden Angelica-Marden 6 years
Surprisingly, my gym has been pretty empty for the last week. Maybe everyone was still traveling and off schedule? I was shocked. I am sure it will fill up shortly.
amber512 amber512 6 years
Totally, I look forward to March each year. Pretty much everyone starts exercising outdoors and I get my calm gym vibe back.
wickedlanie wickedlanie 6 years
There have been a few new faces but I think it will get more crowded next week when classes start.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 6 years
Yeah, my gym's crowded, even in the mornings. It'll die down next month, though.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
my "gym" is just a workout room at my office, and even that is more crowded this time of year!
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