The hot spot to go in the new year â€” the gym.
With many peopleâ€™s New Yearâ€™s resolutions being to get fit, gyms in the area could add more members come January.
â€œItâ€™s amazing what you can do if you make a commitment. With exercise comes a positive attitude,â€ said Michelle Racey, a personal trainer at Curves in Denver.
Racey said that with the gift certificates they sold over Christmas, she is expecting a large percentage of people to join in the new year.
Her advice to get started is to speak with a qualified individual for advice.
â€œIf you diet, you just gain it back,â€ Racey said. â€œExercise builds muscle and helps burn fat.â€
Even things like parking oneâ€™s car further away from the supermarket are good tips to add more exercise into a daily routine.
Mike Keever, manager at Iron Physique in Denver is waiving joining fees for the month of January.
â€œOur membership level goes up 25 percent come January,â€ he said.
His advice is to find what works for oneâ€™s body type.
â€œIt depends so much on the individual that there is not one thing that will work for everyone,â€ Keever said.
Jill Feldmeyer, owner of Fit Dimension in Denver is taking off $100 for joining.
â€œEverybody has an excuse on why they are not starting a program, so we are trying to give people a break,â€ she said.
To start a program that is successful, Feldmeyer suggests talking with oneâ€™s doctor first.
â€œNumber two is to get a personal trainer to help motivate you and show you the right things to do the right way,â€ she said.
Exercise reverses the aging process, Feldmeyer said.
â€œA 50-year-old body can be a 30-year-old body,â€ she said.
Feldmeyer said getting fit as a new yearâ€™s resolution is a set up for failure.
â€œIf you donâ€™t do it you have to drag it around all year,â€ she said.
Her advice is to look over the past year and look at the things one can do differently.
â€œFor women the number one thing for them is to lose weight,â€ she said. â€œFor men it is to lower their blood pressure.â€
by Amy Wadsworth