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well, that only took 13 days!(7 posts)

well, that only took 13 days!JS Haiku Shop
Jan 13, 2003 1:22 PM
every year without fail, i'm amused (but not amazed) by the throngs of fresh faces in the gym during the first few weeks of january. it actually started to build the final week of december this time, which is odd...

most entertaining part is watching folks come in, weigh themselves, get on a treadmill, stationary bike, or stairstepper for between 5 and 10 minutes (i'm not exaggerating), then leave, stopping at the scale again on the way out...

and once again (finally), on january 13, it's back to normal. perhaps most athletic facilities with a membership or cover fee will find a much gentler taper in attendance, but ours is a public room at the office--no contract required. i suspect lactic acid and creaky joints (no, not that kind of joint, Grzy) are now keeping people behind their desks nursing a bottle of tylenol and a refreshing "YooHoo! chocolate drink".

=) =) =) =) =) =)

-J (feeling superior today)
re: well, that only took 13 days!No_sprint
Jan 13, 2003 1:43 PM
LOL I hear ya. I pretty much noticed one single day of *resolutionists* here. That was last Thursday. Friday was standard procedure. The gym association in which I coordinate the indoor cycling program is cheap enough that people can easily blow it off without thinking they lost a fortune.

Shoulders and traps tonight, maybe a little back, perhaps some trainer at home in the evening.
It's annoyingFrith
Jan 13, 2003 1:48 PM
How busy the gym is these days... I really hope it dies down soon. I pay a member fee so chances are it will take longer.
New Years resolutions are making my workouts difficult...here's to them being broken in a hurry!
just like the cuban missle crisismohair_chair
Jan 13, 2003 1:49 PM
Working a treadmill, stationary bike, or stairstepper for between 5 and 10 minutes is basically the equivalent of riding a century or running a marathon. If you are high.
re: well, that only took 13 days!Spunout
Jan 14, 2003 4:35 AM
The gym in my office had to stop accepting applicants, there were so many! It is quiet now though.

1.5 hour roller rides for me (it is -30 C outside, horizontal snow). Working hard on core and upper body in the gym, backing off to 2 workouts per week while figuring out how to make 10 hours on the rollers! Maybe I'll count the 1.5 hours in power-yoga as an E2 ;p
re: In CT they come back again in May.dzrider
Jan 14, 2003 5:24 AM
The first real warm day makes them realize what they're going to look like on the beach and here they come again for another week or two of slow moving exercisers debating whose program is best. Once they've either survived their embarassment or decided to stay off the beach the gym goes back to normal.
Hey, DZ...where in CT do you live?jtferraro
Jan 14, 2003 1:21 PM
I'm originally from New Haven county but now live in Hartford county.

-Jeff