It’s true, I remember this scenario when I worked at the Opera House. Once the new year had been rung in and the bottles and chocolates swept away suddenly the paths around the Botanic Gardens would be crowded with throngs of over zealous exercisers wearing brand new trainers and tracksuits throwing themselves about vigorously. By around Australia day mysteriously they would have disappeared, shoes and trackies presumably hurled to the back of the cupboard as the allure of the pub, café or even just a nice lie down started to win out over those resolutionsfor yet another year.
I’m researching an article on gymnasiums at the moment and I have uncovered an interesting factoid in this vein. 80 percent of people that join a gym stop going after approximately 12 weeks.... never to be seen again. Of course for the gym this is the perfect paying customer, the one they never see, and subsequently most gyms build their business model around over subscription.
I will bear this in mind when I try to enforce my own blogging resolution – do you give me approximately til Australia Day before the Tigers and Teapots get foisted to the back of the wardrobe of my mind?