Is being fit your New Year’s resolution?

It’s a new year and many are aiming to be fit, slim and trim in 2016.

  • Jan. 13, 2016 5:00 p.m.

Barbara Latkowski

Caledonia Courier

It’s a new year and many are aiming to be fit, slim and trim in 2016.

A boom of New Year’s resolutioners will be heading to the gym, out running and visiting their local health food store.

But often, this boom that starts with a bang soon fizzles.

How can people get started and how can they stay motivated?

Vera Poole, owner of Energy Connection Health and Fitness in Fort St. James says it’s all a matter of a making a plan and a realistic one at that.

“If you are just starting out, start small at the beginning. Go for a walk for example,” Poole says. This also reduces any risk of injury.

Another helpful tip is to buddy up. “It’s always easier when you buddy up with someone. It’s encouraging and keeps you motivated,” Poole says.

“Also, make fitness part of your daily routine. Think and talk about it often throughout the day”.

According to Poole, it’s not hard to make it a habit if you follow these tips. Try it for 21days. You will then have some sort of a fitness regime developed and it then becomes part of your daily routine.

Poole is a nutritional and fitness coach. She dedicates much of her time helping her clients connect mind, body and soul.

Energy Connection offers various classes including: stretch and tone, morning fitness classes, seniors in motion, boot camp and personal training options.

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