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Conquer Your Fitness Resolutions: 3 Essential Tips for Accomplishing Your Gym Goals

02 Jan, 2024

Counting down from 10, 9, 8, 7, and 6, before we know it, a new year has arrived. This time of year, many of us reflect on past goals or establish new objectives to achieve. With so much information available, deciding what action path to take can be difficult. Therefore, we're sharing three tips to help you make the most of joining a gym. 

1. Set Smart Goals

When joining or rejoining your YMCA, take advantage of opportunities to connect with a coach through our SMART START program. A fitness professional can help you record your baseline (starting point) and co-create an individualized wellness plan to help you achieve your new goals.

2. Community is Essential

Group exercise allows for a fun, interactive way to burn calories, build muscle, and connect with new friends. Having others focused on achieving their personal goals will motivate and boost your determination to become the best version of yourself. If you want to vibe to good music and have a workout prepared for you, a group exercise class is your destination. 

3. Personal Trainers Increase Productivity 

Whether you're an avid lifter or a new health seeker, having a personal trainer improves your workout experience. A trainer will take the guesswork out of preparing a holistic wellness plan, so you don't have to worry about not having a spot during a heavy lift or figuring out what a piece of equipment is for. Trainers are here to help and provide accountability and adjustments where needed. If you're interested, consider hiring a YMCA personal trainer

These three tips will help you find the best path and launch you on your transformation journey. When joining, check with our Welcome Center staff about setting a complimentary SMART START wellness orientation with one of our wellness coaches.

Steven Udeogu-Britton