Thursday, January 21, 2010

Eight Great Ways To Conquer Gym Intimidation

“Traditionally, gym memberships spike at the start of the New Year. The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association reports about 1 million people - or 50 percent of the national total gym membership - join health clubs in January with aspirations to reach New Year’s resolutions or get their bodies ready for swimsuit season. However, aspiration and action are two different things. For many Americans - no matter their age, fitness level, or gender - the gym can be a place that evokes feelings of fear, not fitness. Genie Lovorn is a 66-year-old grandmother who found even her small neighborhood gym a threatening place. ‘The gym was Greek to me. I grew up in a generation without gyms,’ said Lovorn, a Rancho...

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