I went to the gym this afternoon and suddenly remembered why I hate going to the gym in January. The place was full of sweaty overweight people (no change there then), but the emphasis is on the word "full".
Every January the membership of gyms across the country is swelled by tens of thousands of new members, keen to keep New Year resolutions to lose weight and get fit. Yet, we all know that by the end of January most of them will give up and return to their old ways again. It just means that people like me have to endure a packed gym for a month.
The good news is, however, that their joining fees help keep down my monthly subscription, so it's not all bad news.