Was your gym overcrowded to a point where the staff had to have a “sign up” sheet by the area–as if getting on the elliptical or stair machine was a “class” (like the spinning/yoga classes downstairs)?
Well, I have news for you:
Man’s “New Year” is by CALENDAR.
God/ Mother Nature “New Year” is by SEASON.
The actual “New Year” is really during Spring Solstice; when the sun is in constellation: Aries