How to Handle the Crowded January Gym

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For millions, this month marks the beginning of a new fitness journey.  For you, this month is no different than all the others.  You’re committed to your routine.  You hit the weight room on the same days at the same times every week.  But suddenly, after the first, you suddenly find yourself in the company of a bunch of newbies.  They’re hogging your favorite bench and using all the weights you need.  This is the annual installment of the crowded January gym.

Luckily, it’s called January gym for a reason.  In a few months, about 80% of these people will lose their motivation.  But until then, you need to find a way to coexist.  It’s easier than you think.