Getting fit is the top New Year’s resolution

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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-- Sounds of people huffing and puffing could be heard throughout Gold's Gym in Grand Junction Saturday morning. That is because many people hit the reset button on New Year’s Day and decided their biggest goal in 2016 is to become healthy and improve their fitness.

"I feel like it's the hardest thing to really stick with,” said Savannah Farlow, a fitness consultant at Gold’s Gym. “it's so easy to just sit on your couch and watch TV or eat stuff that's not good for you rather than actually get in here and start making a change."

We all only have one body and one life and we all want to take care of it. But for newcomers who may come in motivated and then slowly lose that drive, there is a solution.

"We always say, if I threw you out on this floor, would you know what to do? And some people are like they have no idea,” Farlow said. “So that's when the personal trainers would come in to play to help them get on a good path."

"Initially, people just lack that internal drive. And so that's one thing we would try to develop with them,” said Paul McCaleb, a personal trainer at Gold's Gym.

Personal trainers engage with members one on one or in a group setting depending on the person's preference. The trainers then reaffirms with members about what the goals are.

Exercising for only half an hour a day helps people stay fit and it doesn't always have to take place at a gym.

"Any little bit will definitely be a progress. Someone who just got off the couch and walked somewhere they’ve never walked before, that in itself is a progress," McCaleb said.

Brendon Venegas started exercising four months ago.

"My New Year’s resolution was to go to the gym at least four times a week and do at least an hour to two hours every time I go,” Venegas said. “I just wanted to get faster, stronger all around.

Gold's gym is having a 12 week challenge that will launch on January 11, 16, 18 and 25. It is $35 and the program is designed to help engage members to come in with an idea of what they want to achieve in 12 weeks.

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