It’s that time of year when we seem to uber focus on our workout regimes (or lack thereof). New Year’s can be a fresh start for some of us when we need it the most. Resolution lists are created and usually at the top of the list is to get in shape or sign up for the gym. But what a lot of us don’t know is that there is a spike in memberships in December and January and eventually 67% of gym goers STOP using their membership. This is how gyms make their money. (Think about it…6,000 members but yet can only hold 300 at a given time).
I’m certainly not knocking the hustle of those who attend gyms. I would if I could afford it. The atmosphere of working out around others can certainly be motivating and there is also, what seems to be, an endless amount of equipment that we wouldn’t get anywhere else. But, there are downfalls to joining gyms and they can often be stifling. January seems like the perfect time to sign up because of the discounted rates but here are some reasons to avoid rushing to the gym just yet to sign on the dotted line that will have you financially bound for six months or even a year…we have alternatives for you!