Program to help with resolutions for 2012

PLYMOUTH — New Year’s resolutions — easily made, not so easily kept. Anyone who’s ever rung in the new year by promising to exercise regularly or finally get around to that diet will be interested in Fitness Forum’s new program “Set, Believe, and Achieve.”
At no added cost to members, Fitness Forum staff will consult with each individual and help them figure out how to realistically meet their goals.
“New year’s resolutions sometimes fall by the wayside,” said fitness manager Julie Rodriguez. “We want to know what those goals are and set a timeframe to them.”
Each member will be assigned to a fitness coach or trainer, who will assist them in developing a plan and keeping them accountable to it. Participants can work toward just one goal or several, and any size goal can be fitted to the program — whether the objective is to increase flexibility or be to able to run a mile.
“This is a time for our staff to just get creative,” said Rodriguez. “It will be really interesting to see how many people we can help reach goals that they have had for a long time.”
Staff will keep track of member’s progress on a wall display over the four-month timeframe. When the program ends in April, each participant will be tested to see if they achieved their goal. and everyone that does so will receive a t-shirt.
The program officially starts January 16, and registration should be completed by January 9. To sign up, speak with a fitness floor staff member or call, 574-936-2333.
This program will go hand-in-hand for those joining the Best Loser contest, which is Jan. 16 to March 21. Registration deadline is Jan. 9, and teams will consist of just two players instead of the traditional four-person teams. Cost is $40 per team, and couples will still be competing for that $1,000 cash prize.The first weigh-in is Monday, Jan. 16 when the team picture will be taken. Times to be weighed in are from 5 to 9 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.
The middle weigh-in will be Monday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 9 a.m.; Thursday, Feb. 16 from 5 to 8 a.m.; and Saturday, Feb. 18 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
The final weigh-in will be Monday, March 19 from 5 to 9 a.m.; Thursday, March 22 from 5 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 24 from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Both participants must make it to designated times at each weigh-in to be qualified for grand prize; however teammates do not have to attend together. Winners are determined by the combined percentage of weight loss of both participants. An individual prize will go to the participant who loses the most total percentage of body fat overall: A free 30-minute massage at Serenity Spa.
Register at Fitness Forum at the LifePlex: 574-936-2333; located at 2855 Miller Drive, Suite 101, Plymouth.