2014 is here and this is the perfect year to start a New Year’s resolution and stick to it. When it comes to the statistics* on resolutions they are rather alarming, while 45% of Americans make New Year resolutions only 8% are successful in achieving their resolutions. It’s not surprising though that the #1 resolution is to lose weight.
How does one make the resolution of losing weight and achieve success?
Exercise & eating right are the keys to weight loss. A common struggle people have in this resolution is sticking to exercising. One great way to get around this is join a local gym. Joining a gym means more commitment to the goal, not only financial commitment, but having a community behind you.
The YMCA of Northwest North Carolina offers this sense of community at all of their facilities which are conveniently located throughout the Triad. They are offering a great deal right now too with their “Pay the Day” campaign. During the month of January the joining fee is only the dollar amount matching the date. For instance, today is January 9th so the joining fee is only $9. Typically the joining fee ranges from $29 to $99 depending on the membership level, so this is a great deal!
For working moms the YMCA is ideal as a component of a family or +dependent membership includes free childcare while the parents work out or attend a class. So missing a day of exercise is not as likely for moms when they can bring their kids along and exercise right before or right after. For those going before work don’t worry as the YMCA offers a place to shower and great ready for the day.
There are also numerous group exercises classes that build on that sense of community by having others around that are trying to achieve the same New Years’ Resolution of losing weight and being fit. YMCA offers a wide range of facilities as well from indoor swimming pools, to cycling rooms, Boot Camps, fully-equipped exercise rooms and even certified, experienced trainers to work with.
“The Y is a great place to start the year off right and stay successful through the end of the year. You’ll still save money now and get lots of positive changes in return,” said Curt Hazelbaker, President and Chief Executive Officer of the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina.
Last year marked the 125 year anniversary for the YMCA of Northwest North Carolina. For the past 125 years they have strengthened communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. To find out more about the YMCA or view the locations in Winston Salem and surrounding cites visit their website.
*All statistics & facts cited by: University of Scranton. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Research Date: 1.1.2014, http://www.statisticbrain.com/new-years-resolution-statistics/