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Gold's Gym transforms "Black Friday" into "Trim the Fat Friday"

This Black Friday, recover from your Thanksgiving indulgences with a free workout.
This Black Friday, recover from your Thanksgiving indulgences with a free workout.

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, where Americans attempt to wake themselves out of their carb-induced sleep comas and head out into the early hours of the morning, hoping to shop until they drop, sometimes literally. This year, Gold’s Gym is joining with Shape Magazine, renaming the day after Thanksgiving from “Black Friday” to “Trim the Fat Friday”, and helping Americans work off the 3000 calories on average consumed the day before. Shape Magazine’s senior health editor Sharon Liao states, “Research shows that people, on average, gain about one pound that they don’t lose every holiday season.” However, Gold’s Gym is showing you that you don’t have to be part of the “average.”

If you end up completely overdoing it on Thursday, you certainly won’t be alone. Gold’s Gym has not only realized this, but is helping remedy the situation. This Friday, November 26th, 2010, Gold’s Gym is offering Americans the opportunity to take a step in the right direction by opening their doors all across the nation at participating gyms and allowing individuals to visit the gym free of charge—no strings attached. While at the gym, you will be able to test out the specially designed workouts that Gold’s has put together as a means helping you not only work off those calories from the day before, but to take a step in the right direction—away from inactivity and gluttony, and towards a healthy weight and active lifestyle.

Designed by celebrity trainers exclusively for Gold’s Gym and, these 6 workouts target every body part affected by your Thanksgiving meal, from your shoulders to your backside. They include the “Turkey Workout” which targets the chest and shoulders, the “Mashed Potatoes Workout” which keeps your backside from looking like mashed potatoes, targeting the glutes and upper legs, the “Cranberry Jelly Workout” which helps you lose your abdominal jelly by working your abs, the “Stuffing Workout” which helps tone your lower back and keep away extra “stuffing”, the “Green Bean Casserole Workout” which tones your arms through an intense workout, and the “Slice of Pumpkin Pie Workout” which is a total body workout that helps you get cut like a piece of pie.

This year, make health a priority and don’t let the Thanksgiving calories get the best of you. Gold’s Gym is literally handing you all the tools you need; all you need to do is show up at the gym. To download these 6 workouts and to find a participating Gold’s Gym in Dallas where you can try out the workouts, visit For video demonstrations of the workouts, visit