Gyms fill up as customers look to fulfill New Year’s resolutions


Gyms are filling up this time of year with people trying to improve their health. 

“We have seen a rush from the community to come in and help kick off their goals for 2019,” said Rachel Craft, studio manager at Orangetheory. 

The trainers at Orangetheory in Greenville make their living off helping people achieve their lifestyle goals.

“We can’t take care of everything else until we take care of ourselves,” said Toni Leopard, head trainer. “So, your heart is the most important muscle, so we start training that as well as total body making the body more efficient.”

Craft said classes began at the new fitness center on December 22, 

Nearly 500 people have gotten memberships.

“We have been calls, emails just come flooding in to inquire about our workout,” said Craft. “We have had a lot of people walk in to join us which is very exciting.”

Many first-timers are making their way into the studio… 

Pro Fitness 24 is another gym in the East benefiting from people seeking lifestyle improvements. 

Owner Roy Hopkins said it is their busiest time of year. 

“We will see inquiries January through March,” said Hopkins. “Spring is a big time too because people start putting on their bathing suits, so they need to start now and understand it’s a process instead of starving yourself, working out hard for a couple weeks or a month. Try to do it over a period of time.”

While sometimes the hardest part about setting a goal is keeping it, local trainers are aimed at keeping you on track through the next year. 

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