Here are the two keys to meeting your New Year’s fitness goals

Keeping your New Year’s fitness resolution requires setting a routine and setting clear goals, according to two Stittsville fitness experts.

Matt Sicoli, the manager at Greco Lean & Fit in Stittsville, says the key to keeping a New Year’s fitness resolution is to set the right goals.

“Our clients see the best results and success by setting short-term and long-term goals. We have an initial kickoff consultation that all clients must complete, to help clearly identify these goals to ensure that failure is not an option,” says Sicoli.

Theresa Splinter at Feel Amazing Yoga says committing to a routine is important.

“Even if it’s as simple as setting five minutes aside for a morning meditation or a couple of sun salutations.  That five minutes can change how you feel during the entire day,” she says.

Sicoli says people are have been getting a head start on the New Year’s resolutions throughout December.

“We find that we are starting to see an influx of inquiries and drop-ins for new customers that are looking to get a head start on their fitness goals,” he says.

Once January hits and the holidays end, Sicoli expects to see even more people signing up for programs.

Both Sicoli and Splinter offer programs that are customized to the fitness goals of their customers.

Splinter offers therapeutic yoga classes tailored to each client’s needs.

“If you suffer from depression, chronic pain or injuries, the yoga class you experience will be designed for your needs,” she says. “FAY also offers a mobile service for private instruction classes.  If you are not able to travel for a yoga class, FAY can come to you!”

Greco’s Stittsville location opened in April, and Sicoli says one thing that has resonated with customers is that they work hard to establish an individual rapport with every client who comes through the door.

“We have open door policy that we find encourages our clients to connect with our trainers and staff regarding personal goals, new programs and nutrition and fitness inquiries,” says Sicoli.

Besides personal training, there’s group circuit training, lower-impact programs for beginners, and also a medically-supervised weight loss program offered in partnership with physicians and dieticians.


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