Fitness

New Year Brings Queues for the Showers & Epic Gym Fails!!

New Years resolutions are now in full swing and that can only mean one thing! The January gym brigade have descended, and with them will come the inevitable, epic, gym fails! In their brand new, luminous, far too expensive for the amount of use it’s going to get, designer kit, they are wondering about, very much looking the part but with no clue what to do! Some pay their membership month after month but only attend during January and maybe the run up to their summer holiday, for the rest of the year, the simple fact that they HAVE a gym membership is enough and quite frankly, safer for everyone! These people have more money than sense, have you seen the prices of health clubs lately? Others, have recently joined as part of their ‘new year, new me’ health inspired resolutions, with all the best intentions to continue throughout the year. Some will, some won’t, but at this point they are all the same and all are in my way!

Buzymum - New year brings Queues for the Showers & Epic Gym Fails!!

They’re filling up the classes, not to mention the showers, fiddling with the free weights and rolling around on the stretch mats, while the teenage gym staff look on, unaware of a calamity about to happen! Several yummy mummies, have taken up residence on the bikes, chatting or texting, not a drop of sweat in sight, whilst elsewhere, enthusiasms are crushed by a bemusing range of pulleys attached to weight stacks, confusing even the seasoned pro as to what to pull, with which attachment, in what direction! I find those machines mystifying at times and I worked as a trainer for a while, so I’m not surprised people struggle, when they’ve never set foot in a gym before! That said, there is still no logical reason to use the equipment like this, any ideas as to what they are trying to gain?

what is he doing?  man using doing strange things in the gym

 A group of twenty-something lads take up the benches and strain to lift dumbbells and Olympic bars that are way too heavy for their pewny little arms, trying to outdo each other and forgetting there are others in the gym, an accident waiting to happen! OMG that’s got to hurt!

Buzymum - man using dumbbells that are too heavy

Regular, all-year-round gym goers, roll their eyes and give each other knowing glances, while a newbie wrestles with a rower then manages to ping an elastic resistant band halfway across the gym. Personal trainers all over the country are enjoying their busiest month of the year, their schedules packed and Christmas being paid off in full. As I’m struggling to do a work out (that I found easy pre-Christmas) I suddenly find myself going all Peggy Mitchell thinking ‘Get Outta My Gym!!’.

Get outta ma pub

I shouldn’t really moan and I know it will be all short lived. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s great that people want to change their lifestyle, improve their fitness and head into a healthier 2017. But, the gym isn’t for everyone and by mid-February, there will be more people in the cafe (the gym cafe, still wearing gym kit) than in the gym, and by March, it will be back to the hard core gym users again! In the meantime, I will control my inner Peggy and continue to queue for the showers, dodge randomly swinging kettle balls, side step wayward Swiss balls and attempt not to stare at some of the bizarre uses of equipment and imminent epic fails.

Now excuse me while I get back to my workout 😉

girl doing one armed leg lifts

As you can probably tell, I’ve just discovered GIF’s and they are great fun! I couldn’t resist this post idea and hope you’ve enjoyed reading as much as I have creating it! Please share it if you’ve giggled! xx

Dear Bear and Beany
ethannevelyn
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15 thoughts on “New Year Brings Queues for the Showers & Epic Gym Fails!!

  1. I have to admit I’ve never been a fan of the gym (or public exercise!) for this exact reason – too many people, not knowing how to use the machines! I much prefer running, or DVDs in the privacy of my own home! I hope it clears out for you soon! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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  2. Lol I fall into the not knowing what to do group. Thankfully our gym is super quiet. Nothing better than walking on the treadmill (ahem I can’t run) and having a pensioner come in and run a marathon next to you. I should wear a disguise really! #fortheloveofBLOG

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  3. My OH is a avid gym goer. I used to be prebaby. Completely agree with the confusion over some of the machines! I much preferred the free weights with the exception of the leg press! However having not been to the gym in well over a year I can safely say I would be an annoyance to everyone! I was contemplating giving it a go in the NY but I think I might hold out until Feb so I don’t look quite so obviously new! #fortheloveofblog

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  4. I am an avid gym person and try to take part in gym activities a few times a week. I use “gym” to mean “wine” though! At least that way I am never confused by machines, I know how to open and pour! #KCACOLS

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  5. Love it. I haven’t touch the gym since I was pregnant with Ethan! I’d love to join the gym, but I just don’t have the time. (Yes, Miss unorganised here! – Guilty!) But I have signed up for a 5K colour fun run with friends in June. Kind of looking forward to it as it is not a serious run. I will be blogging more about it soon! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up with us on #FabFridayPost xx Hope your gym doesn’t get too crammed! xx

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  6. so true! although i never go to the gym but when i used to do body combat, the class was always packed in jan and then back to the old timers come feb haha! i havent been for ages and was going to start up again but decided id wait till feb…dont wanna be that person hahahaha! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday!

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