Gold's Gym Helps Americans Trim The Fat This Thanksgiving

Nation's Fitness Leader Hosts "Trim the Fat Friday," Offering Free Post-Thanksgiving Workouts and Fitness Tips to the Public

Nov 23, 2009, 12:47 ET from Gold's Gym

DALLAS, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving comes the start of the holiday season, synonymous with family gatherings and an abundance of food. To help Americans start their holiday season off right, Gold's Gym is turning Black Friday into "Trim the Fat Friday." On November 27th and continuing throughout Thanksgiving day weekend, the nation's leading fitness authority is opening its doors to the public, free-of-charge, in an effort to help Americans burn off calories from their Thanksgiving feasts. Gold's Gym trainers and nutrition experts will be on-hand to offer guests tips and advice to avoid packing on the pounds during the holiday season.

"We all tend to overindulge a little during the holidays and, to a certain degree, there's nothing wrong with that," said Nikki Kimbrough, Gold's Gym Fitness Institute expert. "However, with obesity rates on the rise and the holiday season a notorious time of year to pack on the pounds, we wanted to give consumers a fun way to battle the bulge. Our message is simple: Enjoy your Thanksgiving day meal...but along with that turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, come get an extra serving of cardio, squats and yoga!"

The average Thanksgiving feast contains 3,000 calories and 229 grams of fat. When working out, here's some food for thought on what it takes to burn off the calories found in traditional Thanksgiving favorites:

  • If you're looking to burn off the 438 calories you'll take in from 10 ounces of light meat, your best bet is to take a Pilates or yoga class, while a group weight training class will give you the edge to burn off the same amount of dark meat (524 calories)
  • It takes about a half an hour on the treadmill to burn off 1 cup of stuffing (340 calories)
  • To work off all the 180 calories found in cranberry sauce, you'll need to spend 15 minutes on the elliptical machine
  • Pumpkin pie (320 calories) requires 25 minutes of a vigorous workout on the stationary bike, rowing machine, or stair climber

Consumers are welcome to show up at any participating Gold's Gym between Friday, November 27th and Sunday, November 29th to take advantage of their free "Trim the Fat Friday" workout. (Limit one workout per customer, must be local resident with identification.) In addition, health and fitness experts will be on-hand to provide consumers with a free fitness consultation.

About Gold's Gym

Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the largest co-ed gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 42 states and 30 countries. Gold's Gym offers state of the art exercise equipment and industry leading fitness programs, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycling, Pilates, yoga and Cardio Cinema. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness.

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