Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Last Call

This is your last call for a calm and sane workout at the gym...

Yes kids, January 1st is swiftly approaching and with it comes the flood of New Years Resolutions that turn your local sports club into an absolute madhouse.

When walking into the gym be ready to settle for the small & tiny lockers as all the spacious long ones have already been taken. If you want to stick to your standard routine*, be prepared to spend an hour and a half to do what would normally take you 45 minutes. Be ready to wait patiently as everywhere you turn the same person manages to be using the equipment you want to use, half-assed gliding through every set clearly using less weight than would be challenging for them. Brace yourself for the sad locker room moment when you realize that the showers with amazing water pressure are all taken, and you have to settle for the one that sputters out cold water in small penis-shrinking drips.

Fortunately, this period of gym insanity lasts only about a month and a half as most of these New Years resolutions were made for all the wrong reasons. Feelings of "I really should workout" fade as new episodes of Wife-Swap begin reairing. Gradually the great lockers, equipment and shower stalls become more available again, and life returns to normal.

Until then however, January is going to be a LONG month....

* if you want to spice up your routine with some different exercises click here to download some free iPod friendly training videos - 80+ routines available!


At 3:23 PM, Blogger VP of Dior said...

and that is exactly why my fat-ass is not joining a gym!

At 9:26 AM, Anonymous copperred said...

Don't even get me started... I was noticing recently how my workouts take so much less time, even after I upped the weight. Then I remembered the season.

There's nothing on TV on the nights I go to the gym anyway, so it's not like I'm missing anything, because really, that's my only motivation (snark).

At 11:24 AM, Blogger clickboo said...

I will change my workout times to non-peak times for about 3 weeks to avoid that insanity. :)

At 1:59 PM, Blogger always write said...

There should be a special room of second-rate equipment for all the fakers. I should NOT have to wait for a treadmill, or get stuck on one with a broken TV, in a club that's virtually empty the other 11 months of the year.


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