One in five Britons say they have made a New Year’s resolution for 2023. For the fourth consecutive year, doing more exercise or improving their fitness tops the list for more than half of Britons (53%).  43% of all people expect to fail before February, and almost one out of four quit within the first week of setting their New Year’s resolution.

The primary reason for failure is that people tend to make these resolutions in a bubble of over-indulgence but once that bubble bursts, the resolutions can’t survive.  For sports clubs who see a rapid spike in new member enquiries at the beginning of January, losing the majority of this crowd can be disheartening, disruptive for employees and damaging for finances.

Having indoor facilities enables you to broaden your programme of activities so you have something new to offer people when their motivation dwindles.  They also provide a comfortable environment in which to train so wet weather and cold winds are no excuse for failing to turn up. 

Lack of time is also often cited as a barrier to physical activity and during these dark winter months, there are fewer opportunities to fit outdoor exercise into the working day during daylight hours.  Indoor facilities are able to run early morning sessions and a timetable of activity well into the night as well as shorter exercise options around lunchtime for those with really busy schedules.

They are a great venue for socialising as well as keeping fit and people are more likely to stick to their new regime if they have made a commitment to other people.  Having the drive to go to the gym and sit on a rowing machine every day for half an hour will be tough to maintain but if there’s the option of joining group/squad training sessions in tennis, padel or badminton, member retention is likely to be higher.  People get bored of the same routine but enjoyment leads to consistency so if people are having fun, they are more likely to stick with it. 

Aside from the world of resolutions that involve lifting weights and losing weight, the start of a new year is the perfect time to gear up and make improvements to your warehouse ensuring a safe and productive work environment. 

Efficient use of space remains a critical success factor in warehousing.  Inadequate storage is a common issue and the problem of not having enough space is that the goods will keep on accumulating inadequately, which may result in time lost locating them, a disrupted work flow and risks to employee safety.  A temporary canopy, which can be custom-designed to fit the most awkward dimensions may be a good short-term solution.  Use it to house goods while you re-structure the main warehouse or protect excess products so you can stockpile without over-loading any areas that need to be constantly accessible.  It’s a potential short-term strategy that could save you time, money and stress in the long-term.

Finally, when was the last time you gave your warehouse a service?  Whether you have one of our fabric-covered domes, steel clad structures or are in a traditional building, scheduling in a regular service and maintenance check will prolong the lifespan of your warehouse and keep it safe.  Investing in your environment will boost employee morale too as they can see that you place value on the conditions they work in.   

Booking in a service this January could be the best new year’s resolution you make and one you definitely stick to as we’ll do it for you!