JACKSON TWP.: This time of year, many people begin to think of New Year's resolutions. Often at the top of the list is the vow to get in shape, lose weight and eat healthy. In order to make this happen, many people look for help in the form of doctors, weight-loss centers, and gym memberships.
Planet Fitness on Whipple Avenue is a gym that advertises a non-intimidating working out enviornment.
"New Year's is our busiest time,” said Randy Chandler, Planet Fitness employee. “We see hundreds of new members coming in during the week between Christmas and New Year's Day,"
The gym, which is open 24 hours a day on weekdays and 7 hours a day on weekends, sees many members that are new to working out. They offer free training, small group classes and several different cardio and weight machines. "Twenty-five percent of our members use the free training," said Chandler.
Planet Fitness first timers and good friends, Jill Evangelista and Shari Boitnott were discussing their New Year's resolutions while signing up at the gym.
"I want to get in shape and get healthier," said Evangelista. Boitnott agreed saying, "We are committed and we're going to stick with it."
They both said that working out together is better because they can push each other.
For more information on membership and costs, contact Planet Fitness at 330-493-9855. They are located at 4317 Whipple Ave. N.W. in Jackson Township.
What are your New Year's resolutions? Are you looking to get into better shape as well, or maybe your goal is to get out of debt? Leave your resolutions in the comment section below.