9 ways to ENJOY THE GYM IN JANUARY

  1. Be nice to the newbies. Remember your first time in the weightroom or trying a danceFIT class? It takes courage to join (or re-join) a fitness club. Support in the form of a smile can make a big difference!
  2. Clean the equipment after you use it. Every club has spray bottles and/or antiseptic wipes. Use them… every time you use a mat or a machine.
  3. Follow the rules. Is there a time limit using the treadmill? A rule about cell phones? Being a renegade at the gym isn’t cool – it’s disruptive. Be respectful and do your part to help keep things running smooth.
  4. Try a new class. Changing things up, or adding a little extra, is a great way to motivate yourself and dodge the dreaded fitness plateau. (Pssst… you’ll also be less likely to resent it when someone stands in “your spot” during “your class”.)
  5. Exercise patience. The hard-working folks at reception are doing their best juggling routine, the changerooms are packed, the spin class is full. You’re here to exercise, right? Here’s your chance to exercise patience.
  6. Be organized. It’s the busiest month of the year … not just at the gym! Build a little extra time into your schedule in anticipation of slower starts. If you end up early you can use that time to wish your gym-pals happy new year!
  7. Make a cool new soundtrack. In my opinion, everything is more fun when you’re grooving to new music! My current faves are Madonna’s “Living for Love” and AronChupa’s “I’m an Albatraoz”.
  8. Hydrate, get adequate rest, eat more leafy greens. OK, this may not seem gym specific however it will help! A healthier you = a happier you.
  9. GO TO THE GYM IN JANUARY. This one is key! The only way to make the most of your time is to actually show up! #2015WorthIT

Ok folks, those are my top suggestions for enjoying the gym in January. What are your January-gym survival tips?

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