Coverage you can count on begins tonight with a new year and a new you. Many people have set new year resolutions to lose weight, but, they will quit before Spring. Tonight, Dee Griffin joins us with a look at what's being done to keep people on track.
As thousands vow to turn over a new leaf for the new year and start working out Michael Escalante is turning tires to help him to continue meeting fitness goals. He says, "It takes it to a whole big level. I'm breathing hard right now. I usually don't breathe this hard."
Escalante is using the new Crossfit room set up last month by the Wilson Family Y while is helping many people take fitness to new heights.
Statistics show that a majority of people who set new year resolutions to lose weight will actually quit within months. But, local gyms are finding new ways to help people get a jump on fitness and stay on track.
Charles Clark, Junior says the Wilson Family Y's new Crossfit room decreases fat but increases excitement about working out. "If you go and lift weights you just develop certain muscles. But this room here uses all the muscles and you get to also build strength endurance," says Clark.
In downtown Augusta, fitness trainer Gloria Hamilton turned to exercise as a way to heal what was ailing her. Hamilton explains, "It's always been my go to when I'm going through. When I came back from Iraq and I was having difficulties this has been the thing that keeps me going, keeps me moving, keeps me trimmer and keeps me mentally fit."
Now, as a trainer, she has come up with ways to help her clients stay motivated and moving in the right direction. Hamilton says, "I call them, I text them. We communicate a lot on Facebook. Definitely I track them."
For gyms and trainers, it's all apart of new efforts to prevent people from going back to old habits in coming weeks.
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