Zeinab Saka, Ursuline High School Every year, people make the same promises that, because it’s a new year, it is also a new them. At the beginning of every new year, there seems to be a splurge of newcomers at the gym promising that they will be fitter in time for summer. But do people really live up to these promises? It has also been found that the majority of people who join the gym in January do not make it past the five-month mark and only approximately half of the new gym members stick with going on a regular basis. Exercise has also shown many emotional and physical benefits in the long term. However, it has been estimated that people in the UK will waste over £558m a year on unused gym memberships. UK gym membership spending has also increased by 44%. Zeinab Saka, Ursuline High School