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Us gym rats are bracing for it. We remember last January, and the January before that. A sea of resolutionists motivated to get in shape for the year will swarm the gym, invade our space, and take over all the machines and equipment.
Luckily the cruddy Chicago weather has kept most of them away, but they’re coming. By February, most of them will be gone and everything will go back to normal.
If you are one such resolutionist, welcome! We may bump elbows in the jam-packed locker room. Even though I am complaining, I really hope you’re one of the few who stick around. To help you get into the groove, here are a few rules to follow — they apply to newbies and seasoned gym goers alike!
I frequently see the personal trainers and the cleaning crew tidying up the equipment, which they shouldn’t have to do. You’re an adult. Do the considerate thing for other gym goers, and clean up after yourself.
Betsy Mikel | betsymikel.com
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