Consider this an open letter of encouragement to all resolutioners who are heading back to the gym for the first time in ages. Go on with your bad selves!
Every year, people head to rec centers, gyms, and trails to try and get back in shape. These folks are affectionately referred to in the gym community as "resolutioners."
My fellow NY Resolutioner’s and I showing up at the Y today pic.twitter.com/3Q7Kuq6DTB— Nick deVries (@Ndevries9) January 2, 2020
For my last trick of 2019, I made a couple targeted visits to the gym in December so when I show up this January, no one will accuse me of being a *shudders* New Year Resolutioner pic.twitter.com/HnujpvHm3x— ARINZE (Formerly arinze) (@__arinze) January 1, 2020
According to Noobgains.com, 80 percent of people who join the gym in January quit within five months. You know what that means, though? You could be part of the 20 percent who don't give up! About 56 percent of regular gym clients don't like resolutioners. Others are totally cool with you.
Why this New Years Resolutioner walking into the gym wearing a gaming headset with the mic still attached.— Spinny (@Nick_Spin14) January 2, 2020
I was at the gym today and some total noob “resolutioner” was on a machine I wanted to use.— Jason Helmes (@anymanfitness) January 2, 2020
She had ZERO idea what she was doing. It was INSANELY annoying.
So, I asked her if she needed help, waited patiently, fist bumped her and said “nice job, see you tomorrow!”
For those that grumble about you, it's probably due to some perceived lapse in gym etiquette. Wipe your equipment down, put things away, and for Pete's sake, spitting is NOT okay.
Saw a gym resolutioner just warm up by swinging his legs forward and back hard af then after spits on the floor like dude wtf— chef.javi.j (@crispranger2166) January 2, 2020
I don’t care if you’re a resolutioner or haven’t missed a workout in 10 years.— Sandi (@SandiInHtownTX) January 2, 2020
Clean up your d*** equipment.
Bottom line, you have every right to be at that gym. You're paying your dues and are trying to get in better shape. Everyone there had to start at some point in time!
Before you know it, you'll be a regular at the gym, hopefully encouraging the resolutioners next year.
Last year I was this person! I had just started my journey & I worried people would judge me for being a “resolutioner”. Encouragement from ppl I shared the gym space with kept me going through the year! Your kindness could be the push people need when the endurance wears off https://t.co/34PogBq5Ac— sav 💿 (@saavvvvvv) January 2, 2020
I’ll never be one of those gym people who talk down on people who start hit the gym after New Years.— Bam 💥 The Fat Loss King 🦍 (@BamBuiltFit_) December 28, 2018
I was a New Years resolutioner too. And it worked.
Ignore that negativity pic.twitter.com/KzfE9yJBuo
Are you heading back to the gym for the first time in a while? What are your thoughts on the resolutioner trend? Sound off in the comments!