Retro Fitness Provides the Do's and Don'ts of New Year's Fitness Resolutions
Ring in a Happier, Healthier and More Fit 2015
NEW YORK - January 02, 2015 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - The holidays are a minefield for the calorie-conscious. According to the National Institutes of Health, most Americans never lose the weight they gain during the winter holidays.
Thanks to New Year's resolutions, fitness gyms typically see a spike in gym membership enrollments in January, only to see a 50 percent drop in those memberships within the first six months. Fitness goals are not one-size-fits-all and often fail because they are too broad or don't put attainable goals in place. A good fitness plan finds the proper balance between fitness, nutrition and adapting your lifestyle.
"Many fall into the trap of assuming going to the gym will miraculously help them meet their weight-loss goals without having the proper guidance or goals in place," said Eric Casaburi, CEO and founder of Retro Fitness, the leading low-cost high-value fitness chain. "Fitness professionals are trained to play the role of motivator and lifestyle counselor and provide the tools to set goals that are attainable."
Casaburi goes on to outline the "How To's" for setting fitness goals in 2015, beginning with tips to kick-start fitness routines and stay motivated throughout the year:
- Be Realistic: Before kick-starting your new fitness routine, make sure the goals you have set out for yourself are attainable. Create a series of small goals within a larger goal to help you adjust to your new lifestyle and not get discouraged. When starting out, never give something up completely and expect to succeed. Instead, take steady steps to cut junk foods out of your diet until it becomes a habit.
- Outline Your Plan: Outline your plan in advance and prepare yourself for sticking with the plan before the ball drops on New Year’s Eve. A good plan will include additional steps outside of your fitness routine. For example, scheduling pep talks with a workout buddy or having a motivational saying for the week.
- Stay Motivated: Create a list with the pros and cons of maintaining your new fitness routine and be sure to keep it updated during your fitness journey. Always track your progress and note every goal met – no matter how small it is. You’re more likely to stay motivated if you can see your progress at every step.
- Reward Yourself: Establish rewards that will stay in line with your ultimate goal and help to motivate you. Don’t set a reward that reverts back to a bad habit, such as letting yourself binge on a food you’ve given up. Instead, buy new running shoes or go with a friend on a hiking trip.
- Don’t Delay: Last-minute fitness resolutions are bound to fail for several reasons. When you plan ahead, you give yourself time to visualize meeting your goal. You can also tweak the fitness plan in advance so when the New Year rolls around you’re confident that you can hit the ground running.
- Don’t Be Too Hard On Yourself: As they say, you are your own worst enemy. It takes 21 days for a new activity to become a habit, so there will be setbacks and unexpected challenges along the way. If you fall off track, don’t hesitate to begin again.
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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