As the new year begins, Columbia Basin Racquet Club will be busier than ever. Chances are, you set some fitness resolutions and if you have, you’re not alone.
According to a December 2019 survey by YouGov, an international research data and analytics group, “nearly three in 10 (28%) Americans said that they plan to make New Year’s resolutions for 2020.
Among Americans who are making New Year’s resolutions, the most common ones are exercising more (50%), saving money (49%), eating more healthily (43%), and losing weight (37%).”
Setting resolutions is exciting but can also be intimidating. Here are a few tips to keep you going.
TAKE ANOTHER TOUR
If you’re new to CBRC, it may take some time to find your way around. You most likely had a tour before you joined, but it’s helpful to have another after you’ve started to remind you about everything that the facility has to offer.
The 125,000 square foot facility, with state-of-the-art equipment, and a full menu of athletic, group exercise and personal fitness training programs will keep you busy and it’ll take some time to try everything.
GET A SCHEDULE
Since there are so many options, it’ll be helpful to get a schedule of classes and activities so you can more easily map out a plan to stay active.
STARTING POINT ASSESSMENT
Whether you’re a new or long-time member, you can take advantage of the Starting Point appointment. This one-hour session includes functional movement screening (FMS), general workout guidance, and tips for setting fitness goals.
The Starting Point Assessment/FMS is crucial to conduct before any workout regimen you may be pursuing. Assessing your current movement/mobility allows CBRC’s trainers to place you in a program that will give you the best results.
Personal training sessions are an excellent way to get started on your fitness path because they can help you articulate your goals, personalize your approach, and make sure your workouts are efficient and effective.
If you can’t afford personal training, you can start with a complimentary orientation to the machines in the weight room that isolate specific muscle groups. This orientation is known as the Red Circuit because it starts with the machines with the red cushion fabric.
Establishing a fitness routine is exciting, but can also be intimidating. The best thing to keep in mind is that you’re not in this alone. The CBRC staff are here to help and you’re part of a community that welcomes and supports you.