Local Gyms Prepare for New Year Resolution Rush

Many Southern Oregonians are starting off 2019 with hopes to get fit and feel better.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 6:16 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Many Southern Oregonians are starting off 2019 with hopes to get fit and feel better. 

Staff members at Village Fitness say they've been preparing for an influx of members.

Ali Schirra, Member Experience Director, said the gym has gotten between 25 and 35 new memberships in the last two days.

"We're here to help provide the knowledge and support and accountability to those members," Schirra said. 

She said getting ready for the busy time of year is an all-hands-on-deck effort.

"We've recently brought on quite a few new, amazing, amazing coaches. When you come in here we truly want to educate you and that's why we have educated coaches that are here on staff," Schirra said. 

Staff members have regular team meetings to make sure they're ready for the New Year rush.

Schirra said it can be scary at first for someone who is new to the gym. She wants to encourage anyone who is on the fence to step outside of their comfort zone. 

"We're here to help them allow themselves to be a little uncomfortable so they can get comfortable," Schirra said. 

According to WalletHub, 80 percent of resolutions fail by February. 

Schirra believes part of that comes when people don't immediately see the results they want. 

"You need to learn to give yourself time, how long did it take you to get to where you are now, and how long is it going to take you to get to where you want to go," Schirra said. 

According to WalletHub, 65 percent of Americans make a New Year's resolution. Only 9.2 percent of them successfully achieve it. Of those resolutions, there is a three-way tie between eating healthier, getting more exercise and saving more money. 

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