Monday, January 4, 2010

Commit or Quit?

“Jim Rayner and his wife, Kathy, took turns offering each other encouraging words as they wrapped up their workout yesterday with a series of stretches. Until a few days ago, Mr. Rayner, 50, didn't get much exercise besides walking. But he let his wife talk him into signing up for a membership at Power Shack Fitness Center in Westerville because he hates walking when the temperature dips below freezing. ‘I prefer the outdoors, but this isn't so bad,’ he said. ‘It's been good, actually, especially with her here.’ Purchases of memberships to health clubs typically begin to pick up the day after Christmas and continue to spike through January and February...

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