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Holiday Fitness and New Years Resolutions ...

Linda Stultz
Certified Fitness Trainer

Iíve tried to be good this year. I help my family and friends when they need me. I get all of my work done on time. I do all I can for everyone else. For Christmas I would like lower blood pressure & cholesterol, less stress, better mobility, stronger bones and muscles, to lose weight and yes, MORE ENERGY. Something else I would like is someone to teach me how to improve my nutrition habits.

Does this sound like a letter you might write to Santa? If it does, donít feel bad: hundreds of other people just like you feel the same way. Well, help is as close as a phone and now is the time to reach for it.

For years, when my husband asked me what I wanted for Christmas or my birthday, I would say "a personal trainer." I always thought I could not afford one, but I could. I needed someone to lead me through each step and tell me exactly what to do. Thatís just the help I got. Now, as a personal trainer myself, I realize the financial concern of people and have set costs that are affordable. Just think how much you have spent on those diets and gimmicks that didnít work. This will work, if you commit to it and it will be worth every penny by improving your health as well as your appearance and self esteem.

Over the years, I tried every diet, every diet aid, fad, and miracle. Of course, nothing worked. The only real way to lose weight, keep it off, and improve your eating habits is the old-fashioned wayó to develop a healthy eating and exercise program. There is no quick fix. The weight and health problems did not develop overnight and they can not be corrected overnight. By consulting with a trainer, you will learn the proper form and necessary information to exercise on your own and be able to maintain and keep improving. Exercise is not as hard a s you may think and can even become fun and something you look forward to.

Start out this holiday season with a healthy outlook and carry it into the new year.

If you have any questions or need help getting started, please call me 717-334-6009, or via e-mail at fitness@emmitsburg.net

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