Fitness Facts: Trainers help keep resolutions

| January 13, 2012 | 0 Comments

Kristy Osborn
Schofield Barracks Health and Fitness Center



SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — It’s always bathing suit season in Hawaii, so put down those last few Christmas cookies and fight for your health.

“Every year, approximately 40-45 percent of well-intentioned American adults make one or more New Year’s resolutions,” according to Michael Garko, Ph.D. “However, the failure rate on keeping New Year’s resolutions is abysmal, with some reports citing a failure rate as high as 80-90 percent. That is the bad news.”

Whether you want to drop 10 pounds or 50 pounds, the first step in any healthy lifestyle change is commitment. Once you are committed to giving yourself the chance to experience life in the most fulfilling and active way, the personal trainers at the Health and Fitness Center, here, are ready to help you reach those goals.

The fully loaded center is the perfect place to begin your journey in 2012. With fitness classes, a welcoming staff and experienced trainers, the Health and Fitness Center is ready to help you realize your dream body.

Make a plan and stick to it. Here are three important tips to keep you on track towards your fitness resolution:

•Make sure you’re not cutting calories so low that you slow your metabolism down.

•Don’t compare yourself to others. Men and women, and different body types lose weight in completely different ways. Age makes a difference and so does genetics.

•A majority of people under-estimate their food intake and over-estimate their calorie expenditure through exercise. Keep a food journal, measure your portions and use a heart rate monitor to estimate your calorie burn throughout the day. This will give you a better idea of how to fuel your body.

Keep your eyes on the prize and focus on your success in 2012.

For more information about the Personal Training Program and current training specials at the Health and Fitness Center, call 381-5944 or email

(Editor’s Note: Information was compiled from “Dr. Garko’s New Year’s Resolution Recommendations For 2010: How To Be A Resolution-Keeper and Not A Resolution-Breaker,” Michael Garko, Ph.D.)

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