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Getting Fit in the New Year

Getting Fit in the New Year

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It's that time of year again.

The pumpkin pie has been put away-- and there is hardly any turkey left in the fridge.

But that hasn't stopped local ambitions to shed holiday pounds and carry out their New Year's Resolutions.

Reporter Bonnie Campo went to the gym to catch up with those who have a running start this year.

The first week of January is one of the busiest at the Minot YMCA.

(Sandra Price, YMCA Member Services Director) "Our Average monthly increase of membership is about 206. Last January we had about 250 new members, just in January, and we're on track for that already. Yesterday the new ones were coming and not a single one of them said it was because of a New Years Resolution, but they were so excited like, I'm coming for my membership, I'm going to get my new membership, I'm a new membership, so that's very exciting for them..."

Then there are others like Steven Mayne who have long term goals, but need the extra motivation in the final stretch.

(Steven Mayne, YMCA Member) "I retired from the military, and I kind of went up to two-fifty which was way to high, so I wanted to get back to two-hundred. After last Summer, I dropped about thirty, but I need that extra push after New Years to get down to two hundred so hopefully I hit that goal. Twenty more pounds to go."

The pace and sentiment stay about the same just a few minutes away at the Minot State Dome.

(Geralyn Lerg, Runner) "I try to get a run in a few times a week, and I think that some weeks I do really well, and some weeks I don't, but I think it's about starting over again and again. It's not just a New Years resolution thing. You know you have to take a step back, and you have to resent and you have to start over. I use to not run much at all. I would get three miles in, and I'm up to seven now and to be able to say I ran seven miles, that's huge. That's not something I thought I would be able to do."

Whether Minotians are finding success at the track or at the gym, two things are for sure. They are doing it through progress and patience. At the MSU Dome.

I'm Bonnie Campo for KX News.

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