Every new year it’s the same, adults plan on getting fit, losing weight and eating better. Fanshawe’s wellness centre has already seen more people coming in looking to fulfill these goals but the question is, will they keep it up?
Avi is a fitness consultant at Fanshawe’s wellness centre, he says that although exam time is coming up he’s seeing students getting started on their wellness 1-2 days a week and that that’s a great start.
This school year, Fanshawe included gym membership as part of student’s tuition cost, bringing more students in looking for trainers, classes or just the space to work on their own goals.
The gym offers a large variety of options. To get started you can begin with an orientation package, that shows how to properly use the equipment. You can use the body 2 machine as well which tells you all the information you need to know to get started – it tells your muscle mass, water weight and body fat percentages. Members also have the option of a individually designed program with a trainer that focuses on weight loss, muscle gain and athletic conditioning. For those not interested in these options, there are a number of classes that you can choose from such as yoga, body blast- a circuit class and power punch a cross fit-boxing class just to name a few.
Avi says that in order to stay committed you should start with smart, small goals that are tangible. This applies to those working on nutrition too. “I would say follow it for 30 days… small steps at a time will build you a great body and for sure help you long term, not short term.”
Avi says that although students may feel that it’s hard to work in a work out into their days during exam season, he reminds us that working out is a great stress reliever, even if it’s only for 30 minutes. He encourages students to not give up and focus on small steps in order to keep their fitness resolutions.