New Year gym goers

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ninerbuff
ninerbuff Posts: 48,652 Member
Well I got up early, arrived 2 hours before opening to prep gym for a big opening and now at 8am, there's only about 20 people here. :D
I'm sure it's gonna pick up, but don't see any new people yet. Guess New Year's revolutionists aren't as excited as year's past.


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  • Dory_42
    Dory_42 Posts: 3,587 Member
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    I went at lunchtime and was surprised at how empty the gym was. Pleasantly surprised because I do prefer less people around, but thought there would be the usual new year commitment.
  • kshama2001
    kshama2001 Posts: 27,988 Member
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    I would think that people are hungover/tired today, and the New Year's crowds will start moving forward. I remember gyms were always a ghost town the Monday after Superbowl Sunday.

    I was happy to see three groups of people on my trail today. (This is not a very busy trail.) At 40°F, it's warmer than usual here south of Boston. :lol:
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,652 Member
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    Still waiting to see how it turns out. It's still the same morning crowd with just a couple of new faces, but it's 5:30am so I'll bet around 8am it'll be more crowded. Not to mention I have kbox class this morning so see how many people come to my class at 9am.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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  • meb2490
    meb2490 Posts: 290 Member
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    I was a gym member for years until the pandemic. I haven't been back since they removed all my favortie classes from the schedule. There were always a few new people in January but I never really noticed a huge difference. I took lots of group exercise classes and you could always tell the newbie and know that they would not be returning.
  • BrianSharpe
    BrianSharpe Posts: 9,248 Member
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    First trip to the gym for the new year will be today but if it's anything like last year there was no noticeable deluge of gym goers during lunch time.
  • nossmf
    nossmf Posts: 9,586 Member
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    Two days into the new year, and the 0500 crowd is basically the same as it always was. Based on previous years' experience, I bet the 0900 crowd is larger, but I won't know that until Friday when I don't have to go to work and can hit the gym a little later in the morning.
  • pridesabtch
    pridesabtch Posts: 2,364 Member
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    I'm dreading being the new 0500 gal. Mostly because I was a regular 0500 gal for years. Note to self: those who know you will be glad to see you back. Those who don't know you won't care unless you're in their way. Guess if I'm tired of starting over, I better quit giving up. Back on the horse (or bike) in 2023...
  • mtaratoot
    mtaratoot Posts: 13,504 Member
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    I might wait a week before I go back. Maybe two. But I'll probably have no problem now that I can go at 11:00 or 13:30 or times when it's just the usual older crowd and some college kids.
  • xbowhunter
    xbowhunter Posts: 1,004 Member
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    My first 2024 gym visit was yesterday. Definitely some new faces, I'm not worried though, they will drop out in a few weeks... :)
  • ninerbuff
    ninerbuff Posts: 48,652 Member
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    A little bigger crowd yesterday. Mostly in the afternoon.

    A.C.E. Certified Personal and Group Fitness Trainer
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    Kickboxing Certified Instructor
    Been in fitness for 35+ years and have studied kinesiology and nutrition

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