ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - January often brings a lot of new members to the gyms.
At the top of everyone’s New Year’s resolutions are fitness and a healthier lifestyle.
But will that be the case this year with the pandemic?
Tony Powell is the owner of Tony’s Gym in Albany.
He said the gym has felt the effects of COVID and it was a challenging 2020.
When they were able to reopen, Powell said things were a little slow.
And it hasn’t quite picked up from where they were before the pandemic.
Powell said there was a reduction in membership through the end of the year.
But there’s also been new members joining.
”It’s really hard to say because it’s a different year. Typically this time of the year, we do see an increase in memberships, people joining and also members attending the gym on a more regular basis. So far in the first few days of the month, we have seen an increase in both,” said Powell.
But Powell said it’s not the same amount as past Januarys.
Powell said this is the time of the year though where it’s the end of the holidays and people are ready to work off that little bit of weight gain. And even feel a sense of normalcy to get back to routine.
Powell said they have the right measures in place for everyone’s safety and that the gym is looking forward to a new year.