Beating the New Year’s Crowd with a 30 Minute Treadmill Workout

Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. I had a great day at work and then headed to the gym for a quick run. Because of the New Year’s crowds, they are enforcing a 30 minute limit on cardio machines so those waiting get a turn. When a treadmill opened up after waiting 5 minutes, I knew I’d have to push myself to get in a good workout in a short amount of time.

I turned on Pandora (on my iPhone) to the Pop Fitness station and kicked up the speed on the treadmill. I warmed up for 3 minutes and then adjusted my pace according to the music.

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During the verses, I ran an 8:00 – 8:20 minute/mile pace and then on the chorus and bridges I ran closer to my 5K pace or below (6:40 – 7:15 min/mile pace). I was able to get in 4 mies in 30 minutes and got a great interval workout. Plus, the time flew by. Give it a try!  (Oh hey, i’m a poet…;)

Do the crowds at the gym after New Year’s annoy you or inspire you?

12 comments // by Teri [a foodie stays fit]

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1 BroccoliHut January 14, 2013 at

I was all supportive of the resolutioners at the beginning of the month, but now that they’re interfering with my ability to use machines, I’m getting a little annoyed. Is it February yet??


2 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 16, 2013 at

does your gym enforce a time limit? our does this time of year and I can usually get a machine within 5 minutes.


3 Tamie January 15, 2013 at

I am more annoyed by the lack of gym etiquette than them being new


4 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 16, 2013 at

agreed 🙂


5 Mrs Type A January 15, 2013 at

I wrote a post on this last year, actually. I think people should not be so hard on the resolutioners. I was there, once! And I’ve stuck with it for over two years. Not everyone will quit by February– some people truly will make a life change– and I think everyone who cares about fitness and health should be happy for those trying to make a positive change in their life!


6 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 16, 2013 at

ditto jill! miss ya!


7 Lindsay January 15, 2013 at

I went to the gym on New Year’s Day and was so surprised at how many people where there… as in maybe 5?! Then, when I came back two days later I was lucky to get a treadmill. I’m inspired that so many people are starting a fitness regimen, but I get frustrated when the only machines available are the broken ones.


8 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 16, 2013 at

that is frustrating. i think gyms need to be super conscious of broken equipment this time of year and make sure they are all running!


9 Holly January 16, 2013 at

Maybe I don’t have a heart, but the new year’s resoluters drive me crazy. Get off my machine already!


10 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 16, 2013 at

haha you’re funny. i know the truth about you and you have the BIGGEST heart. <3


11 Hally January 16, 2013 at

I’m willing to bet most of us were resolution-ers once. I think anyone who is mean to them needs a serious reality check. We need to remember they are there for alot of the same reasons we are. 🙂


12 Teri [a foodie stays fit] January 16, 2013 at



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