New Year's Resolutions have area gyms packedFargo, ND (WDAY TV) - It is one of the biggest New Year’s resolution made at the beginning of every year - health and fitness plans. Just one day after New Year’s, local gyms are buzzing with weight loss hopefuls ready to start the year off right.
By: Danielle Miller, WDAY
It is one of the biggest New Year’s resolution made at the beginning of every year - health and fitness plans. Just one day after New Year’s, local gyms are buzzing with weight loss hopefuls ready to start the year off right.
Sara Johnson knows a thing or two about making fitness resolution goals. She makes them every year, but last year she made a mistake most of us make.
Sara Johnson – Resolution is to Run Marathon: “I actually trained for the marathon last year and I over trained and I started too hard too fast and I got injured so I ended up in physical therapy and I had to do the half marathon instead.”
The goal she made but couldn't stick to last year is the same goal she has now.
Sara Johnson: “This year I wanted to set a bigger resolution that I wanted to run the full marathon with one of my friends.”
Johnson will now take her time and ease into her workouts, starting small and making more time to train.
Sara Johnson: “To come here at least five days a week and train with my friends, and I am going to do a lot more strength training this year.”
Health and Wellness director Stefanie Meyer understands how hard it is to stick to those New Year’s resolutions. That is why she and the YMCA developed several plans to help you stick with those goals.
Stefanie Meyer – YMCA, Health and Wellness: “It is something called healthy living coaching, and it is new to the Y, it is a newer trend kind of across the nation, and instead of strictly personal training, which we do offer personal training, it is to helping people get a routine started so they don't start off too fast.”
Meyer says it is best to start small to make sure you stick by your resolution throughout the year.
Stefanie Meyer: “Get started at the right level, which is very important, and pretty much the number one reason people start a gym and then drop so soon is that they really don't know how to get going.”
Meyer will be helping Johnson along with all of the other resolution makers, get their fitness plans together, and making sure they stick with them.