It's that time of year when those who kicked off 2018 by signing up for a gym membership with ambitions of staying fit prematurely realized that they're no longer interested. But breaking the one year gym commitment can be more of a burden than sticking to the routine.
Robert Scucci realized his relationship with Planet Fitness wasn't going to work out. He couldn't keep up with the demands of the gym, so it was time to break up. At least that's what it felt like for him.
He tried to break it off over the phone, but Planet Fitness didn't let him off the hook easily. The gym required Scucci to submit a certified written letter explaining why he was no longer interested.
So he wrote a breakup letter and shared it on Reddit.
Dear Planet Fitness...Reddit
The letter was very open and honest to start.
Certain events in my life have put me in a different place, and while it was one of the more taxing decisions I've made as of late, it is the right one," he wrote, adding that the purpose of the letter is to "end my relationship with Planet Fitness."
He brought up the familiar "It's not you. It's me" song and dance.
I know I've been distant. But it's because I've changed. I have different needs now, and to be frank ... you really haven't changed at all. I don't want to change you, and it pains me to think that we were once one, but are now separate and in different places.
He decided to use the gym in his building and talked about moving on.
I don't want you to be jealous, or to judge me based on this decision. That's not the Planet Fitness that I know and love. And I still love you, but more like a friend at this point. I'm sorry things couldn't have been better between us.
Accentuating the positive was a good move.
I still think fondly of you, and the time we spent together as I drive by one of your many locations," the letter reads. Sometimes, when I'm alone, I even throw on one of my old 'power-pop workout' playlists and feel the rush of our past course through me as if we were still one, holding hands with your elliptical machine, and gingerly brushing my sweaty bangs out of my face as I huff and puff in a tumultuous vortex of sweat and endorphins.
People had plenty to say about their own personal membership cancellation hassles.
Sometimes, it's just easier being the one broken up with.
Smell you later. Giphy