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“Lose Weight” Most Popular New Year’s Resolution, Gyms Benefit

photo(65)SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) –It’s one of the most popular New Year’s Resolutions people make, to lose weight.

However, dropping the pounds you probably packed on during the holidays might not be easy.

That’s why Springfield’s Best Fitness is already seeing swarms of people signing up. “Probably get a lot of people that are coming in for their New Year’s Resolutions, mostly fitness related obviously. Starting to see a lot of people already this week,”

Manager Jon Bukolsky says the rush will last for about 2-3 months, tapering off in the spring,

He admits they might be taking advantage of the sentiment, offering membership specials to entice those dead set on their resolutions. “We do have promotions from the membership end, $100 off personal trainers,” he added.

For all you “resolutionists” the regulars will have an eye out for you. So if you’re taking up a machine, you might want to watch out. “If the weights are being taken up, then there might be a little problem. Oh yeah I’ll fight. I’m throwing elbows,” Sean Vanzant joked. “The more people the better, but in terms of getting on the machines, on the treadmill, maybe a little bit. Just got to work around it,” said Devon Dixon.

Don’t worry, fly by night gym rats won’t bother all of the regulars. They might even be willing to help. “Sometimes people come, ask me my advice, how to tone up, how to tighten certain things up, but if they want to hop in with me, I let them hop in, but it’s not easy,” Ulysses Wannamaker advised.

When the going gets tough, it’s important to keep some things in mind. Setting a time every day for a week, every day, that’s how you get improvements. The tortoise and the hare, the tortoise always wins,” Michael Beck said.

Bukolsky says the next big wave of folks who come to the gym after the New Year’s rush are trying to get bikini ready.


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