What happened to the January Rush



  • ew_david
    ew_david Posts: 3,474 Member
    I thought mine would be packed too, but there has only been a very slight increase. Last night though, there wasn't a cardio machine to be had from 5-6pm, but the free weight section didn't look that bad.
  • PaulaWallaDingDong
    PaulaWallaDingDong Posts: 4,635 Member
    It just hit at the fitness center where I work. We were freaking out at how many towels we were washing last night. (That's how we judge how "crazy" our night was. This is my life now.)
  • arditarose
    arditarose Posts: 15,575 Member
    My gym is pretty normal too. At least as far as people wanting to lift go. Even the cardio area seems pretty regular though.
  • minniestar55
    minniestar55 Posts: 346 Member
    My gym isn't as packed as it used to be in Jan, I think because 3 lower cost gyms have opened in the area. But the bootcamp I go to 3x week is bursting @ the seams.
  • DWBalboa
    DWBalboa Posts: 36,368 Member
    I’m still in keeping with my “NYR,” eat more, drink more, live more, party more and sleep more!
  • chandanista
    chandanista Posts: 986 Member
    Weds. was still packed, but Thurs. was a ghost town; I wondered if I had missed a memo. Today was about normal.

    A bunch of local trainers and nutrition-type businesses started "win money for losing" competitions within the last week so I estimated the drop off wouldn't happen until late February. We'll see.
  • Packerjohn
    Packerjohn Posts: 4,855 Member
    Not a real big influx at my gym. A bunch of gyms in my smaller city are part of a Blue Cross/Blue Shield program that lets you go to a number of gyms for a $25/month payment. My gym doesn't participate and several large employers offer the BC/BS insurance as an option. May have lost some a the start of the year when people changed insurance plans.
  • Jruzer
    Jruzer Posts: 3,501 Member
    I use a private gym at work and haven't seen any new people, honestly.

    But the MFP January rush is in full swing.
  • dawnsnarks
    dawnsnarks Posts: 101 Member
    I've seen a couple of new faces at my gym but I work 9:30 to 6 so when I go at 1:30, the place is darn near empty (after the lunch rush, before the evening crush). We do have a large senior contingent though. They are adorable.
  • Slashnl
    Slashnl Posts: 300 Member
    It has really dropped back off at my gym, compared to the beginning of the week. But, they are starting some 12 week challenges next week, so I was wondering if maybe people were going to wait until next week, so that their weight loss totals are bigger.
  • pincushion14
    pincushion14 Posts: 326 Member
    My rush started right before thanksgiving, about two weeks out. RIDICULOUS until Christmas then it just dropped off to regulars. This group didn't even make it to new years. Lol
  • TaraTall
    TaraTall Posts: 339 Member
    Next week i think we will notice a decline
  • cw106
    cw106 Posts: 949 Member
    My gym isn't as packed as it used to be in Jan, I think because 3 lower cost gyms have opened in the area. But the bootcamp I go to 3x week is bursting @ the seams.
    agree totally.i now drive past 3 new l£10 a month gyms to get to my significantly more costly contracted gym.when contract is over,i shall be moving on too.

  • murph155
    murph155 Posts: 117 Member
    It's funny some people mentioning cheaper gyms as the reason for theirs not being crowded. Mine is pretty costly (no contracts, though), but they have EVERYTHING and I use the heck out of it, as do a lot of people. There's a cheaper one down the road - mostly cardio machines and some free wights, I think - and they're empty!
  • janjunie
    janjunie Posts: 1,200 Member
    My gym decided to announce they are going out of business on January 15th...guess there weren't enough New Years resolutions enrolments...(grumbles f$@%ing gym).
  • snowflake930
    snowflake930 Posts: 2,193 Member
    edited January 2016
    I go very early (3am M-F, 5am S-S), there are more people than usual (which really isn't many at these times anyway) 4-5 besides me, usually 1 or 2 besides me. Pretty much have my pick of anything always, and I like it like that. Plus I have my exercising out of the way very early.
  • dolliesdaughter
    dolliesdaughter Posts: 545 Member
    I go to LaFitness and I go after work (after 3:30p) and it is still as empty as it was in December. I thought it was only my gym.
  • pineapple1989
    pineapple1989 Posts: 195 Member
    Mine hasn't been as busy as I thought it would be, the spin class hasn't even been full and that's normally full even without the January rush!
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,194 Member
    My gym has been busier, but not ridiculous. I have only had to wait for the squat rack once, and I talked with the guys using it and they let me know as soon as they were done.
  • snowflake954
    snowflake954 Posts: 7,513 Member
    My pool is full since everyone is back from Christmas vacation. It will get worse, going towards spring we have what is called "the swim suit tryout crowd". They want to hit the beaches in June in form. My yoga class has also doubled. This in Italy.