Brian Zehetner, Planet Fitness' Director of Health & Fitness and co-author of the book Working Out Sucks! (And Why It Doesn't Have To), offers advice to help keep a New Year's resolution from turning into a "stress-olution":
- Set realistic goals. It's important to set realistic goals and celebrate achievements along the way, both big and small, which will help keep you motivated! It doesn't matter if your goal is to walk your first mile on a treadmill, or train for a 10K, just know it takes time to form a new habit.
- Be accountable to someone. Let a close friend or relative know what your plans are for the New Year. They may be interested in joining you on your journey, and if so, the PF Black Card® for only $19.99 a month is a great option. You can work out with a buddy every day for no additional fee.
- Enjoy what you love, in moderation. Working out and nutrition go hand in hand, but you don't have to forgo all your favorite foods entirely. So if you're trying to eat healthier in the New Year, it's okay to enjoy that slice of pizza every once in a while too. Especially if you're getting in a good workout!
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Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2016, Planet Fitness had more than 8.7 million members and more than 1,200 stores in 47 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.
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