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Already thinking about your New Year’s Resolution? Valley Baptist can help

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Valley Baptist Health System is offering some tips if your resolution is fitness related.

Valley Baptist officials say consistency is key to achieving your goal. 

“It’s important to find something you like and something know you’re going to stick with,” said Veronica Garza, Manager of the Valley Baptist Health & Fitness Center. “If you start a class or an activity that you just don’t enjoy, you’re not going to want to continue to do it. That is unique to everyone, and you need to find something that works for you and do your best. Start two to three times a week, especially now. Don’t wait until after the holidays. If you want to lead a healthier lifestyle, start moving. There is so much sitting in our lives now, but there are so many things you can do at home to get ready for making that resolution a success.”

Hospital officials add to be sure that you don’t overdo it when you first get started.

“People start so strong,” said Garza. “They come in and they want to give 110 percent. We see it all the time, especially in January. They want to work hard and they want to make changes, so they come in seven days a week and they’re here for three hours,” she said. “They completely stop eating certain meals and that’s where we see people not staying with their resolution. They want to make a change that is temporary and fast, but what we preach all the time is lifestyle change. This is something you’re doing for the rest of your life.”

If you’re looking for a gym, the Valley Baptist Health & Fitness Center is an option that you can consider.

Different activities are available including: yoga, pilates, and group spin to Les Mills strength training programs of Body Pump, Body Combat and CXWORX.

The center is located at 3100 N. Augusta National Drive in Harlingen. Fitness center hours are 4:45 a.m. – 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Membership fees are $39 monthly per person.

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