Humpday Health: Getting back in the gym before New Year’s

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The holidays are here, that means cooler weather and indulging in food and drink with family and friends.

All these factors lead many people to let their gym habits slip through the cracks.

Instead of waiting until New Year’s to get those resolutions going, why not start working out now?

“Once you kind of let things go over Thanksgiving, you’re like, ‘Oh, I’ll just keep doing the same thing for four to five weeks.’ But imagine the impact of that over time, four to five weeks, keeping that bad habit. Why not create the good habit and make it less painful January 1st. Start feeling good now,” said Lindsey Baranko, the territory manager of Orangetheory Fitness in Wilmington.

Orangetheory Fitness is just one of many places you can get on track in our area.

“We have the workout planned for you, so a coach is leading you through the best one-hour, total-body workout and it’s all backed by science. So you’re going to be wearing a heart rate monitor. You can see results in live time as you’re working out, so it takes the guessing out of workouts,” said Baranko.

Baranko says you can supplement your gym workout with other forms of exercise as well.

“Maybe one or two days, you’re going and doing your own workout, whether it be outside or at a normal gym, supplementing with what we do. Typically, at another gym, you’re gonna do a lower, steady state workout. You’re not getting your heart rate up as high as you would with us,” said Baranko.

So instead of a New Year’s resolution, make a December decision.

Break a sweat and don’t allow the holiday weight to build up.

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