New Year’s resolution: Get fit the Planet Fitness way

Fitness instructor Nadine Munoz guides staff member Brandon Duran through an exercise routine.

With the dawn of a new year, it is time to set goals for yourself. What do you want to accomplish in the next 12 months? If one of your goals is to get and stay fit then why not enlist an entire team to support you?

On your first day at any Planet Fitness (we recommend the one in Alhambra), you will find a staff that is ready and willing to help you. They won’t disturb you if you know what you want to do, but a simple hello to a staff member when you walk in can set the tone for confidence and comfort in the gym. It will be much easier to go back regularly if you know there are friendly people waiting for you and they are prepared to assist if you have questions about how to use a machine to its best advantage or help you plan an exercise program.

Beginners can start with a tour of the facility. There are lots of different pieces of equipment designed to stretch and strengthen different muscles or give you a cardio workout. A quick tour of the facility and a demonstration of unfamiliar machines can be extremely beneficial. Don’t forget to ask where the bathrooms are. You will feel much more at home when you can navigate the gym like a pro.

When you sign up for Planet Fitness, the free PE@PF  program is a great way to familiarize yourself with their state-of-the-art equipment, especially the ones that look complicated. PE@PF stands for physical education at Planet Fitness. Members register at the front desk for the class they want and show up to the scheduled appointment with a trainer.

He or she can provide you with a complete demonstration so that you will become comfortable with that work station in no time! Once you know how to use the equipment that gives you the results you want, your gym experience will be much more productive.

If you're unsure where to start your new fitness program, beginning with the basics is a great way to ease into it. Hop on a treadmill or another machine that you already know and start at a gentle pace. Work your way up gradually. Another familiar piece of equipment might be the leg press or lat pulldown machines. They are straightforward options for strengthening. It isn’t necessary to have an intense sweat session to get your body moving and accustomed to the gym equipment.

For motivation, consider asking a friend to join PF with you so you can encourage and challenge each other. For extra motivation, check out Planet of Triumphsat https://planetoftriumphs.com./ This is an online community for Planet Fitness members where you can ask for advice, share your success stories, and cheer each other on. These are real members with real stories told in Planet Fitness’ 100% judgement free zone.

Planet Fitness encourages everyone to set and keep personal goals for accomplishment during the year. If your goal is to get and stay fit, take a step into a whole new world of fitness and friendly support for what you want for yourself, and have a happy new you.


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Jun 2019


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