Lifestyle

Set achievable goals for that New Year's fitness burst

Keegan Lankowski assists Sage Betts with her workout routine at the Jetts Gym in the Westside Shopping Centre.
Keegan Lankowski assists Sage Betts with her workout routine at the Jetts Gym in the Westside Shopping Centre. Mike Knott

A NEW Year, a new you?

These words seem to inspire a burst of enthusiasm in residents across the region, with a spike in gym memberships stemming from New Year's resolutions being reported.

Exercise and Sport Science Australia executive officer Anita Hobson-Powell said that in a perfect world everyone would have survived the silly season while keeping up with fitness regimes and minding what we ate.

"It actuality, however, many of us grant ourselves permission to 'fall off the wagon' for a few weeks in December," she said.

Keegan Lankowski, manager of Jetts in Bundaberg, said he always saw gym memberships skyrocket following the New Year, which brought with it new resolutions to get fit.

"It always happens, it's good for business and good for people trying to motivate themselves, but it's disappointing that it's not for the long term," he said.

Mr Lankowski said people often were chasing a "quick fix" for an unhealthy lifestyle.

He suggests setting a goal you can achieve early in the year.

"Make little changes in regard to exercise and nutrition, something achievable."

 

What to do

Don't see fitness as a quick fix.

Set a fitness goal you can achieve quickly.

Make little changes in your exercise and nutrition regimes.

Topics:  fitness gym health lifestyle new year's resolutions



No room at the inn, says croc park

Billabong Wildlife Sanctuary curator Brad Cooper feeds Jupiter, the 4.3m crocodile.

Sanctuary boss says parks will soon be too full to take more crocs

WARNING: 'Sardine city' is on Ipswich's horizon

CONCERNED: The implications of the State's move to denser housing developments has Cr David Pahlke up in arms.

But Antoniolli says council can manage State's denser housing edict

Council 'not rolling over' on koalas

PROTECTION: Ipswich planning boss Cr Andrew Antoniolli says council will keep the heat on the State Government over koala protection.

Planning boss says SEQ Regional Plan must protect furry friends

Local Partners

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

BINDI Irwin has paid tribute to her late dad, Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, on what would have been his 55th birthday.

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Your guide to a great night out in Ipswich

Airlie Beach Festival of Music 2016 / Andrew Pattinson / Vampp Photography

Check out the city's live music scene here

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

LOVERS: Grant and Chris have been together for more than three years, and Chris' parents refuse to acknowledge their son's fiance.

Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

Nashville singer Craig Campbell to star at CMC Rocks

READY TO PLAY: US country musician Craig Campbell said he couldn't wait to head Down Under again for CMC Rocks.

US singer set to play live to Aussie crowds

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

WARNING: 'Sardine city' is on Ipswich's horizon

CONCERNED: The implications of the State's move to denser housing developments has Cr David Pahlke up in arms.

But Antoniolli says council can manage State's denser housing edict

Grand re-launch for new Nolan's Corner

GRAND PARTY: Wayne Kemp and Angela Love from Poison Arrow, Eliza Woodruffe from Limestone Emporium, Tess Claris from Voice Hair and Beauty and Kim Schubel from Schudio will all be at the grand launch party.

A feat worth celebrating

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

The suburb where house, land prices are spiking

ON THE RISE: 13 Kallatina Terrace, Karalee will go to auction on March 31. Karalee house prices went up 9.9% in the past year.

"It has good hospitals, universities and schools."

$1b Springfield development deadline brought forward

Aveo's Springfield development is running ahead of schedule.

The majority of interest has come from local buyers

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!