The Gyms are Packed
It is January and you know what that means, all the out of shape slobs head back to the gym to try to drop a few pounds. Back in November I warned you all that the gyms would be crowded in January so you should start on your fitness goals early. I went to the gym on Wednesday and I could barley find a cardio machine. In my experience the January gym rush can last as long as 4 months at some gyms. So get ready to be frustrated for a while.
Now that the gym is crowded, what can you do to get in your workout with minimal interruption?
- Work out in the morning or in the middle of the day. Most people work out between 4 pm and 8 pm. If you can find the time to workout any other time then the gym won’t be as crowded.
- Work out at home. January is a great time to do more body weight workouts at home. There is never a line to do push ups or pull ups in your basement.
- Be flexible with your workouts. If you see that a lot of people are using the equipment that you want then get in a different workout than you originally planned.
- Buy enough equipment to have your own personal gym.
Personally I will be trying to do a combination of 1, 2 and 4, I am never flexible with what body part I am working out. I carefully plan out my entire week to get the most out of my workouts. So I will try to lift at non-peak hours when I absolutely need to go to the gym. I will be doing a lot more bodyweight exercises, which is why I bought an 80 pound weight vest. I also bought my own exercise bike so I can do cardio at home.
If you have any advice for dealing with the January rush, leave a comment.