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Secret to fitness goals- experts say start small

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Posted at 1:29 PM, Dec 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-28 15:29:14-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — With the new year just a matter of days away, many people are setting goals and resolutions for the new year. One of the most common goals people set usually center around health and fitness.

"Smaller goals is the key thing," Priscilla Luper, a Personal Trainer at Lifetime Fitness in Colorado Springs said, "people think of looking at the long term goal. If you look at things like weight for instance, about wanting to lose 20 pounds that's a big number, if we start off with losing 5 pounds that's a great goal and once you lose that and feel better about yourself you can move forward."

Lifetime Fitness is one of several fitness centers in Colorado Springs gearing up for an increase in traffic as the new year approaches. Lifetime offers free events during its "commitment day"- which is a week long series for members and those interested in trying out the fitness center.

When it comes to overcoming fears and other emotional challenges people face when it comes to getting started on a new routine- experts say to know that you're not alone.

"Everyone has those insecurities, you just have to come in, we're here to help you, you just have to take the baby steps forward to overcome those insecurities," said Alexandra Saraceno, another personal trainer with Lifetime Fitness.

Many local fitness centers also offer promotions this time of year as an incentive to join including discounted memberships, and free trials.