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Local fitness clubs offer holiday specials

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Published: Dec. 26, 2019 at 4:49 PM CST
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It’s that time of the year again, fitness clubs are ramping up on holiday specials to increase memberships and some local gyms are offering a variety of specials.

Owner of Total Fitness Body Zone, Anthony Cay says, "Every new person that you bring in will give you 20 dollars toward whatever service that we have, whether it's the batting cage, whether it's the field rental, whether it's personal training."

“We've got 20 cents off, 20 dollars off to get you jump started into your news years resolutions right now," Club Manager of Topeka North, Genesis Health Clubs, Kelsey King said.

Many people are taking advantage of the fitness holiday specials.

"We already had about 10 people join just in the past week," King emphasized. "We’ve got 15 appointments set for tomorrow, so it's definitely crazier people are bringing in their friends, bringing them to classes that we have here," King emphasized.

However, they say it’s not just about temporarily boosting memberships, the tough part is making sure people stick to their new year's resolutions throughout the year.

Fitness experts say it's a New Year’s resolution for many to get in shape in the start of the New Year.

"Usually on the list is number one, I’ve been wanting to lose this weight, I’ve been wanting to tone up for a good year now and I just never made it so I need someone to hold me accountable," Cay explained.

However, for some people they are unable to keep their membership beyond the first month.

"They'll just be like you, I didn't just keep up with it, I quit because I wasn't getting results, life happens," King said.

"February 14 that's Valentine’s Day, February 15, the gym is poof, it's totally a different gym after February 15th," Cay emphasized.

"We want results instantaneously, so when we're not getting those, we fall off, and if we don't know what to do it's frustrating and it's intimidating," King said.

Fitness experts say the average time for people to return back to the gym is right before the summer.