January at gyms = my favorite time of year. No joke. And it has nothing to do with workout apparel (okay, maybe a little).
Resolutioners help to break up my grind – the week-after-week, month-after-month, year-after-year, gym grind that typically contains no fresh starts or earth-shattering new goals for me.
I am okay being elbow-to-elbow with you or waiting an extra minute for the equipment that you are using. You know why? Your fresh start is my fresh start. Your excitement is my excitement. I enjoy watching your early strength gains, your longer and longer runs on the treadmill, your smiles of accomplishment, your transforming bodies.
I hope you stick around. I hope you become more healthy. I hope you grow to love the gym as much as I do. (And, I hope you learn what is appropriate and what is not appropriate to wear to the gym.)
And…I LOVED this comment on a sign at my gym asking, “What will your legacy be?”
Posted by Jill on January 27, 2015
The “+ More” = Crowded Gyms in January
Regular and consistent gym-goers complain about the surge of new people in gyms in January.
Not me. I LOVE the January crowd. New faces, resolution excitement, all the “new beginning” vibes. I am hoping that by showing these newbies an occasional smile and some encouragement, a few will stick around, become more healthy, and begin to love the gym as much as I do.
Posted by Jill on January 5, 2014
And, Young Ones, one of the “Justin Biebers” of the generation before you – meet Jordan Knight:
Posted by Jill on February 16, 2013
Here are two of my MANY gym-related pet peeves:
1) People that wear jeans in the weight room section of the gym (no surprises there, huh?).
2) Guys* that carry around water in a gallon milk jug.
Today’s picture, thanks to Nikko, captures both.
* I’ve never seen a girl do this. Have you?
Posted by Jill on February 6, 2013
Posted by Jill on January 31, 2013
All of us regular gym-goers have been dealing with it for the past month: the newbies crowding our workout facilities and throwing off our swole rhythm. And we are conflicted. Of course we are happy that people are trying to commit to a healthier lifestyle. Of course we hope some of these people learn to love the gym and make it a regular part of their life. We also love watching them get stronger and transform their sloppy, doughy-bodies into rock-solid temples. But we all feel a bit of frustration when we can’t get to the equipment and machines we need to use.
We also might like to judge their gym clothing atrocities…i.e. jeans in the gym.
The evidence of this is my ready-to-explode inbox and Twitter feed. So many pairs of jeans at the gym. So little time.
Along with today’s jeans-in-the-gym photo, you are going to get a lesson about proper form when doing preacher curls.
Keep your ass on the seat. Class dismissed.
Posted by Jill on January 29, 2013