Hey, let’s all agree to be nice to “January Joiners” or “Resolutionaries” or whatever we’re calling new people at our gyms or other fitness activities in 2012. I was one, and while I realize the January 1st date is largely symbolic and does not guarantee any kind of success, it was a symbol that worked for me. At the time I was so self-conscious that if anyone had said something rude about where I put my gym bag or the amount of time it took me to figure out the settings on the Stairmaster (FOREVER) I probably would have quit on the spot.
If you see someone who doesn’t know what to do, just help out. You were new once, too.