By Hannah Fell, Visit Muskogee
Every year as the clock strikes midnight upon the last day of the year, everyone celebrates a new beginning for the whole world. A brand new year, filled with opportunity, adventure and growth. The tradition of the New Year Resolution is very common for people to get swept up in during the first few weeks of January, but quickly as it comes the enthusiasm for said resolution depletes.
The most common New Year Resolution is to start exercising more often, in an effort to become a healthier and happier self. Here in Muskogee there is no shortage of options when it comes to starting your fitness journey in the new year. Muskogee offers an abundance of gyms and fitness centers ready for you to start sweating in! Whether you’re looking for a class or to go solo, there are options for you.
When you find your perfect gym don’t let the February slump hit you and start slowing down your resolution goals. Wherever you go, take a buddy or find a new friend in one of the classes to help keep you accountable. Your fitness resolution has only just begun!
Here are some stellar options for you to get started on your fitness goals in Muskogee this year:
- SWIM! I know it’s January, but get your swimsuit on and take a dip in Muskogee Swim and Fitness Center’s pool! Swimming is a great cardio workout that’s easy on the bones and joints, perfect for those who have been out of the fitness game for a while or need a low impact option. Join a class or take on some laps all on your own, either way enjoy the fun of swimming around while burning calories. https://cms7.revize.com/revize/muskogeeparks/aquatics/swim___fitness_center.php
- HIT THE WEIGHTS! It’s time to face your fear of the free weights area in the gym! By next year you’ll be a pro in loading up the bar and pumping out some iron, you just got to start small now. Head over to Champion Fitness, open 24 hours a day so no matter what schedule you have there is always time to break a sweat. Ask a friendly staff member to give you some pointers with the weights, or catch up with your favorite YouTube fitness guru and stay on track with your goals. http://www.champion-fitness.com/
- SELF-DEFENSE! Learning how to defend yourself is one of the most important skills you could learn this new year. You never know what situation the world could put you in next, so waste no time and head down to Church Jiu-Jitsu to begin training! Become a part of a tight knit circle and feel confident knowing you can take care of yourself no matter where you go. Don’t worry if you’ve never had any experience before, there are classes available for every level of student. https://churchjiujitsu.com/
Now you’ve got the options, all that’s left is the motivation! Just remember slow progress is better than no progress at all. Muskogee has several communities of people looking to better themselves through fitness, find your group today and continue pushing on to reach your goals. 2023 you will thank 2022 you for all the hard work.