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Wednesday
Dec052012

New year brings new members

If you check out any local newspaper in the first week of the new year you would be hard-pressed not to find at least one, if not both, of these stories: people going to the gym for a New Year’s resolution and the influx of new gym memberships, due to the aforementioned lifestyle change. 

The tone of either of these stories, and the fact that they are still being reported, hasn’t changed too much in recent years, but the reasons, when the deluge happens and what gym owners do to keep them certainly has. 

Some of the reasons for the changes include tough economic times, a heavier emphasis on kicking a sedentary lifestyle means less people using the turn from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1 as a reason to get to the gym, and the influx of new members is now spread over all of January and into February and later. 

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