As the first month of 2022 draws to a close, it has become apparent that many Americans who resolved to get back in shape this year have done so in record time. Indeed, these gym warriors hit it hard for the first couple weeks of January, causing attendance at many locations to double or even triple. Having transformed themselves in record time, many January gym rats are already hanging up their shorts and checking another resolution off their list.
“I set a pretty ambitious goal this year to get in better shape than I was in 2021,” said Cal Thomas, member at Fantastic Fitness. “I managed to achieve that goal in about three workouts. Needless to say, with Covid and all, I was pretty inactive in 2021. Next year I hope to double my current fitness level by going for six.”
Gym memberships swelled the first week of January, leaving many year-round regulars having to adjust their fitness routines. Access to facilities and equipment was temporarily hampered by the influx, but now seems to be opening back up.
“We’re just cranking out healthy people right and left,” said fitness trainer Joe Buck. “We’re all about rapid results. It’s amazing what you can do with two weeks and a burning desire for a new you.”