Making the solutions to the resolutions

WORKIN' IT Adam Davis helps Alexus Eva Marie learn proper form for squats.

It’s a new year and with it, many Gilroyans have embarked on their New Year’s resolutions. For many, those resolutions revolve around getting in shape–finally, and this time they mean it. But, if you want that new you, it’s going to take some work.

“My goal is to get down to 140 and I really want to start building up the muscles in my glutes,” Alexus Eva Marie said as she sweated it out on an elliptical machine. “It’s a commitment to the rest of your life if you think about it. I’m in recovery, so this is a little bit more for me.”

Since November, 503 new members have signed up at Fit Republic–34 alone in January.

Gyms are often packed at the beginning of the year, full of those working to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, the failure rate is high. To help combat the high rate of failure, gyms like Fit Republic are encouraging their members to join classes.

“For New Year’s resolutions, 80 percent of people quit within 90 days,” Adam Davis, General Manager at Fit Republic said. “That is why we see a lot more people signing up for group training. People who have a scheduled workout routine are 40 percent more likely to stick to their resolutions and see higher results.”

Fit Republic offers two packages for group workouts – $39 for two group workouts a week and $49 for an unlimited number of sessions. Starting at 6:00 am to 8:30 pm, the group workout programs progress through three stages. First, mobility classes work on stabilization, core strength, mobility and range of motion. Second, strength training where the class works to build lean muscle. Third, conditioning and fat burning.

“All of our programs are scientifically designed by our fitness director,” Davis said. “

For those busy working warriors who can find time for the gym one or two times a week, there is a benefit. But if you’re looking for a beach body, that won’t suffice.

“Working out once or twice a week will help with your overall health – keeping your heart and lungs healthy,” Davis said. “For that beach body, you need to work out three to five times a week for an hour to an hour and a half.”

According to Davis, cardiovascular health and nutrition are vital – but, building lean muscle can help to give one’s metabolism a big boost. For every 10 pounds of muscle, a person will naturally burn an additional 3,500 calories a week.

Fit Republic is large enough to contain their new signups. With a myriad of machines, cardiovascular, free weights, kettlebells, hydro massage, a racket ball court and all in between – there’s enough to keep wannabe Arnold Schwarzeneggers occupied.  

For more information on memberships, classes and specials, check out citizenoffit.com

 

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