The Gym Crowds Are Here, But Will They Stay

It’s like deja vu all over again. The familiar crowd of New Year’s resolutionists hit the gym this week. So much optimism and nervous energy on the gym floor. It’s contagious for some. Sadly, most people will be gone by the end of February leaving the regular crowd to its familiar surroundings. I, for one, wish more of the crowd would stick around.

Many die-hards at the gym quietly loathe the newbies who descend upon their hallowed fitness grounds like cheese on pizza. But imagine, if you would, a scenario where there are more people waiting for a bicycle than there are waiting to see a cardiologist. Imagine more people “working in” on machines and less people shuffling in their seats at an overbooked doctor’s office waiting for an appointment that was supposed to start 45 minutes ago. to top it all off, they waited 6 weeks to get the appointment. (Think of the exercise program one could have started in that six week period. the appointment be more positive than negative.)

In a less imperfect world, those who start the New Year with high hopes for attaining healthy goals could come in with an exercise program to address their need areas. Those new members who are not able to do it alone, would benefit from the help of a personal trainer Manhattan. Whether it be an ongoing weekly appointment, or a short term limited run of sessions, personal trainers Manhattan can help point you toward reaching your fitness goals.

For the self motivated athlete who has a clear understanding of how to accomplish their goals, they may find success executing a workout program from the latest issue of a magazine. Unsuccessfully, I have seen too many go this route who either weren’t determined enough to stick with it or weren’t mentally vested enough to create a personal plan. If you do decide to read about, learn, and execute a plan, it’s best to have a good base of knowledge to build. Picking up a book about exercise and trying to understand everything is not a realistic way to bypass the assistance of a trained fitness professional.

It would be great if we could see an uptick in the percentage of people who exercise? It seems that for all the resolutions that are made, memberships that are sold, and exercise books and DVD’s that are purchased, that number is virtually unchanged. Only one of every ten who set out on their fitness path will be successful. Healthcare costs in the United States is only getting more expensive. The government can’t lower healthcare costs without people taking more personal responsibility for themselves. An unhealthy society is negatively affecting to laws of supply and demand in this case. Maybe, everyone has to realize that true healthcare reform starts with an individual reforming their own health.

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