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I 4 NN'F;I)NEI).N', .LXNUAI{V "2 I, 2004 THE ISSAQUAH PRESS HEA00LTH Sticking to 2004 fitness goals takes year-round I{Y ('IIII'I'IXF: I,:I31FIY E smoking, shape. very January, the steps toward living a healthier lifestyle begin with a few of tlle most popular New Year's resolutions: stop lose weight and get in But the optimism of January of_ ten fades in the months that M- ]ow. "We see our numbers ih- crease, usually by about 20 percent in Jan- ua', but by March it is business as usual," said Jessi Bourque, membership di- rector at Lake tfeights YMCA. Robin Green, health-and-fit- ness program coordmator at Sam- mamish Family YMCA, said Janu- ary is the month that shows the highest growth in health-and-fit- ness program participation. "It's hard to say right now how much it has grown because we usually wait until the end of the month to tally that," Green said. "This year it may be a bit lower because of the ice, snow and bad weather we've had -- perhaps not as big an increase as last year." Amber Owen, fitness director at Columbia Fitness lssaquah, said January is always a good month for health clubs. "We see quite a big jump," Owen said. "not only in member- ship, but we see people who haven't been to the 'm in months. They remember it's the new )'ear, and make resolutions." Green said, too, that people tend to let go of their fitness goals around March. "People fall off the wagon at tha point unless they've done some- thing to make ... "We see quite a big jump (in a lifestyle January), not only in member- change," Green said ship, but we see people who Help is avail- haven't been to the gym in able for people wanting to months. They remember it's the achieve their fit- ness goals. Man" new year, and make resolu, health and fit- " t|ons." ness clubs ottr knowledgeable - Amber Owen advice to those Ohanbia bi)m,ss Lmquah bilne. Ihreaor interested ill keeping New Year's resolu- tions fresh throughout the year. Choose an activKy that you find enjoyable and convenient. "It is so nmch easier to do some- thing that you love rather than forc- ing yourself to do something that you reafly don't enjoy," Bourque said." Green said finding an enjoyable activity is crucial to success. "If people like outside activity and love being outside, a gym may not be right for them," she said. "If see FITNESS GOALS, page B5 HOW TO PICK A GYM THAT'S RIGHT FOR YOU Columbia Fitness offers advice on how to chose a health and fit- ness facility that fits your individ- ual needs, Preliminary points to think about before visiting a club: How far will you travel to get to the club? Any more than a lO-minute drive will increase the likelihood of failure as it creates another obstacle to success. What time of day will you use the club? It's much easier to find a pro- gram that works with your sched- ule than to try to adjust your schedule to fit the club. Remember to visit the facility at the time you plan to use it What to look for when you visit a prospective health club: How are you treated when you enter the club for the first time? It is important that you feel comfortable in the new environ- ment. An attentive, friendly front see GYM, page B5 J t II Y Rodney Farrls works out on an elliptical trainer at the Columbia Fitness Center. Tve been doing it three and I feel better already he said about his New Year's resolution. Chiropractic care with a personal touch COTTRELL CHIROPRACTIC Serving lssaquah for 16 years Total Body The Latest in Alternative to Relieve Pain and Restore Dr. Ladd Carlston, waw.mytbw.com 42 2 mile more HAWKINS ORTHODONTICS MICHAEL H. 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