Tips for getting back in the gym for your New Year’s resolution

MEDFORD, Ore. – With the new year underway, many people are making their New Year’s resolutions.

For a lot of people, that could include getting in shape.

Before going to the gym, experts recommend coming up with specific goals you want to work towards, whether that’s building your strength or your cardio, for example.

But not everyone is able to stick to their goals and go to the gym throughout the whole year.

Experts say consistency and accountability are key.

“A great way to maintain consistency is having an accountability buddy. Whether that’s someone you work out with… or even a text message friend that you have, like “oh I got to the gym today” or someone on social media,” Health and Wellness Supervisor at the Medford YMCA, Adam Mcmenomy said.

If you are planning on coming to the gym for the first time, Mcmenomy said that it’s normal for it to feel intimidating.

He said to be sure to ask questions because there are people there to help you reach your goals.

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Ethan McReynolds is a reporter and weekend anchor for NBC5 News. He grew up in Bothell, Washington and graduated from Gonzaga University with a degree in Broadcasting and minors in Journalism and Sport Management. At Gonzaga, he started his own sports podcast. Ethan loves rooting for his hometown Seattle sports teams, especially the Mariners. He loves playing baseball, basketball, and soccer. He is also an avid Taylor Swift fan.
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