Resolution already out of shape? Here’s some advice


By Catherine Gabe - cgabe@civitasmedia.com



<p style="text-align: right;">Photos by Catherine Gabe | Amherst News-Times Every Minute on the Minute workout keeps participants moving nonstop at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center.

Photos by Catherine Gabe | Amherst News-Times Every Minute on the Minute workout keeps participants moving nonstop at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center.


Benefits of working out regularly can include weight loss, lower blood pressure and less stress.


It’s February, and you know what that means — many of us have made New Year’s resolutions that are starting to fizzle out.

In Amherst, at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center, people are sweating at a class called Every Minute on the Minute.

The title says it all. Every single minute it’s a new exercise designed to get people stretching, jumping, and stepping to increase their heart rates for 45 minutes.

“It’s a great workout,” said a sweating Nikki Leva of Vermilion. “The teacher is phenomenal. They’re good. They motivate you. It’s a challenge and it makes you feel alive.”

All are sticking with their commitment to work out. Some of us have trouble with that kind of resolve.

So how do you get motivated, stay motivated, and keep it fresh?

Work out with a partner or a friend to keep you accountable, participate in a fitness class, or sign up with a personal trainer. That’s Ryan Ladd’s three-step surefire way to keep the ball rolling.

“When it’s 20 degrees outside and snowing it’s tough to get going,” said Ladd, facility director at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center.

Donna Boucher, who was cooling down after teaching the Amherst class said, “Staying motivated? We can do anything for 30 seconds. You don’t know what you’ve got until you get in here. We are stronger than we think we are.”

Catherine Gabe can be reached at 440-988-2801 or @ReporterGabe on Twitter.

Photos by Catherine Gabe | Amherst News-Times Every Minute on the Minute workout keeps participants moving nonstop at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center.

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Photos by Catherine Gabe | Amherst News-Times Every Minute on the Minute workout keeps participants moving nonstop at the Mercy Health & Recreation Center.

Benefits of working out regularly can include weight loss, lower blood pressure and less stress.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2016/02/web1_IMG_1671.jpgBenefits of working out regularly can include weight loss, lower blood pressure and less stress.

By Catherine Gabe

cgabe@civitasmedia.com