Are you thinking about signing up for a gym membership in 2017 as part of your New Year’s Resolution? That’s great! But guess what? So are about a hundred million other people. You are going to get there and be so overwhelmed you won’t know which way to turn – except toward the exit. Don’t get me wrong, January 1 is a great time to sign up for a gym – you’ll get the best deal, for sure. But, it’s also the worst time to actually exercise at the gym. You’ll find yourself standing in line for 20 minutes just to get on a treadmill. So take my advice – sign up for the New Year’s Special, but then freeze your gym membership until February.
That’s right – most gyms will allow you to freeze your membership for a designated amount of time. Once January comes to an end, about 50% of the new members will stop going regularly. That means that you will have room to breathe – and, more importantly, room to work out!
“But wait!” you ask. “I’m motivated to start working out now, I want to get started!”
I’m so glad. Because now is the perfect time to get started – even before you touch a machine or weight.
You need to get your body prepared for battle. Most people start working out without preparing first and one of two things tends to happen. They either get so fatigued and sore that they give up, or worse, they get injured.
Don’t let either of these scenarios happen to you. Here’s what you can do instead…