Local fitness centers expect a January rush for membership

January 6, 2017 by  

Fitness centers and gyms in Fayetteville are expecting a big increase in membership during the month of January.

Improving health and fitness are among the most popular New Year’s resolutions according to a consumer survey by Nielsen. Americans said last year that fitness and weight control was their primary resolution, with 37% regarding fitness as the most important and 32% wanting to lose weight.

Tracy Obrey, manager at Omni Fitness said to FayObserver.com:

“When people have a new year, they make that conscious decision to improve their lives and improve themselves.”

Obrey went on to say that the club expects around 500 prospective members to visit the gym during January.

Fitness experts work with new members to ensure a correct exercise plan is created, and Obrey goes on to explain that tailoring plans on an individual basis helps with weight loss and fitness far better than a standard workout. Brochures may be available illustrating the gym’s facilities.

The same method is used at Gold’s Gym where personalised workouts are backed up by expert instruction on using gym equipment. Manager Leslie Bennett said:

“Everybody comes in January. It’s a rebirth, a starting over.”

Cape Fear Valley Hospital dietician, Janelle Weigmann, encourages a balanced diet to work alongside any exercise regime, and suggests having more vegetables and water. Meanwhile, reducing soda, caffeine, and fast food intake will all help towards a healthy lifestyle.