Making Fitness Resolutions That Last

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Students have many options to help keep their fitness resolution

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The New Year is always exciting as it encompasses so many new possibilities. Every year, we take this time to initiate resolutions that will make this year even better than the last. The most common New Year’s Resolution for most of us is to get healthier by eating better or exercising more often; unfortunately, it is also the most commonly abandoned resolution. For your student, however, this year could be different. With a few healthy tips, a little motivation, and a great resource like Georgia Tech’s Campus Recreation Center (CRC), your student has the potential to make those goals a reality.

Paige Brannon, CRC Marketing Assistant
Second-year, Double Major in Management and Science, Technology, and Culture

The New Year is always exciting as it encompasses so many new possibilities. Every year, we take this time to initiate resolutions that will make this year even better than the last. The most common New Year’s Resolution for most of us is to get healthier by eating better or exercising more often; unfortunately, it is also the most commonly abandoned resolution. For your student, however, this year could be different. With a few healthy tips, a little motivation, and a great resource like Georgia Tech’s Campus Recreation Center (CRC), your student has the potential to make those goals a reality.

Here are a few ideas to help get them started.

Take a G.I.T. FIT Group Fitness class. The Georgia Institute of Technology Fitness Program offers more than 80 non-credit classes, providing a varied and fun workout for everyone. From yoga to kickboxing to urban dance, there is something for all interests and fitness levels. Each class is also taught by certified trainers who ensure that the workout is safe and most effective. In addition, participants have the option of taking an instructional class at the same time throughout the semester or purchasing a drop-in fitness pass that allows them the flexibility to experience a range of different workouts at times that are most convenient. This makes fitting an enjoyable workout into your student’s busy day rather easy! Also, by including a fitness class in their regular schedules, exercise can become part of your student’s regular, healthy routine.

Work with a personal or buddy trainer. Certified personal trainers are hired by the CRC to work with students on reaching realistic, attainable goals, increasing personal fitness levels, motivating participant progress, and educating participants about various aspects of fitness conditioning. Personal training or buddy training in small groups provides individual attention and a comfortable atmosphere in which to strive for better health results.

Join the Biggest Loser Program. For those with big fitness goals, the Biggest Loser Program is back this semester! Based on the popular TV reality series, contestants receive Polar Age Body Assessment, personal training, motivational coaching, nutrition education, and group fitness membership. This is a great challenge that holds participants accountable for their health choices, and adds a little competition to make it fun. Applications for this program are due January 18, 2010.

Make the little things count. Even small choices and activities throughout your student’s day can make a big difference in their level of health. Joining the Dr. J Says initiative in the dining halls provides easy, customizable ways to find the healthiest food available that day. Walking to class, instead of taking the Stinger buses, and taking the stairs, instead of the elevator in the residence hall, are easy ways to get a little exercise even on the busiest days. Finally, the CRC is always available with a state-of-the-art fitness center, two swimming pools, basketball courts, and a running track. A short run or some weight lifting is great to fit in after a long day of classes.

Georgia Tech ensures that each student has the best facilities available to make their lives here as easy and healthy as possible. You can assist your student by asking how their fitness class is going or encouraging them to play a game of basketball with some friends after studying. Resolutions are most easily achieved when a support system is available. Team up with Georgia Tech to make this year a healthy start for your student!

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  • Created By: Rachael Pocklington
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  • Created On: Jan 11, 2010 - 8:00pm
  • Last Updated: Oct 7, 2016 - 11:11pm