It's so very easy to sign up to a gym and so much harder to leave one.
It's a truth universally acknowledged that the January sign up is ambitious, and you won't cancel until mid-May when you realise you don't have the dedication you thought you did.
More rare is the late January cancellation.
One Redditor, decided to write to his gym (because they required him to in order to cancel his membership) in the form of a breakup letter.
And frankly, it's poetry.
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.
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 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 absolutely loved it for mocking notoriously difficult cancellation procedures:
The man was unmasked as Robert Scucci by the Huffington Post, whom he told:
Planet Fitness wouldn’t let me cancel over the phone [and I had to do it] either in person or with a cancellation letter sent via certified mail.
I figured I’d have fun with it because you can either get really mad at something like this or just waste somebody’s time by sending them something official that they then have to take seriously.