5 Smart Ways to Kick Start Fitness Resolutions

Retro Fitness, a Leading Low-Cost, High-Value Fitness Chain, Shares Simple Strategies for Starting an Effective 2015 Health and Fitness Plan

COLT'S NECK, N.J. - December 31, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Losing weight topped the charts as the No. 1 New Year's resolution in 2014, and this year will likely be no different. In the coming days, hundreds of millions of Americans will declare a fitness-related goal, but a majority don't know how to begin their journey.

"So many people make New Year's resolutions that have to do with working out or losing weight, though a few weeks after January 1st, they have already thrown in the towel. To avoid this reality, I recommend taking a step back and examining the big picture to determine how to achieve the resolutions the right way," said Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness, a leading national low-cost, high-value fitness chain.

Casaburi outlined essential steps to take before setting health and fitness resolutions:

  • Create a Realistic Plan: If you're not a morning person, don't promise to go to the gym every morning at 5 a.m. If you aren't a fan of biking, don't join a spin class. Take both your lifestyle and interests into consideration, and from there, construct a workout routine comprised of activities you enjoy.
  • Set Measurable Goals: Instead of setting vague resolutions, such as "I'm going to work out more" or "I'm going to lose weight," set goals that are measurable. For example, aim to lose seven to ten pounds over the next two months. Specific goals are easier to evaluate, ensuring that you will stay on track to ultimately reach your goal.
  • Schedule Your Workouts: Many claim they simply "don't have time to work out." To avoid falling into this mindset, examine your calendar and declare specific times devoted to the gym. By planning ahead, your workouts will become part of your weekly routine, instead of an afterthought.
  • Find a Workout Buddy: Workout buddies are a great way to add a layer of accountability to your efforts. Even if you aren't hitting the treadmills together, keep your buddy in the loop on your workouts and dieting triumphs or challenges and vice versa. Having this sounding board will help maintain a healthy mindset and keep your resolution top of mind.
  • Try Different Workouts: Don't stick to what you've been doing. When starting on your 2015 fitness journey, consider trying different classes or changing the typical workouts in your routine. Adding a fun twist or refreshing your workout every few weeks will keep you excited and motivated to continue with your fitness routine. There are also several other benefits, such as promoting new muscle growth and breaking a weight-loss plateau, among others.

About Retro Fitness

Founded in 2004 by entrepreneur Eric Casaburi, Retro Fitness has evolved from a regional Northeast gym concept into a national fitness system with more than 120 gyms open in 15 states. Under Casaburi's leadership, Retro Fitness is expanding its footprint with more than 100 gyms in its development pipeline and plans to open 300 gyms in the next three years in new, major markets, such as Florida, Illinois, California, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Each Retro Fitness location is equipped with a full-service fitness center, including 60-100 pieces of equipment supplied by leading manufacturers. The burgeoning franchise has placed in the top 300 of Entrepreneur's magazine's prestigious Franchise 500 list for five consecutive years. For more information, please visit www.retrofitness.com, and to learn more about franchise opportunities visit www.retrofranchising.com.

SOURCE Retro Fitness


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