Top tips to achieve your fitness New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Hoesli at Pure Gym, Halifax.
Tom Hoesli at Pure Gym, Halifax.
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The manager of a Halifax gym has offered his top tips on how to reach your New Year’s health and fitness goals.

After weeks of festive indulgence, the time has come to make your resolutions for the 2015 year and for many, they include getting fit and fab.

Tom Hoesli, general manager at PureGym Halifax, has offered some no fail tips to help you stick to your New Year resolutions.

He suggests that people should plan their week out in advance, adopting the ‘fail to plan, plan to fail’ motto.

Other ideas from Tom include having a training buddy, making class appointments, setting achievable targets and having a timescale.

To help you get in to tip top shape, there are various deals around the borough at the moment offered by Calderdale COuncil.

Calderdale Council’s Sports Services Manager, Gary Byrnes, said: “Kick start your New Year’s ‘revolution’ this January with our special offer. If you sign up for the Council’s fitness membership during January you get 12 months for the price of 11. It’s great value – we have five gyms, four swimming pools, over 200 fitness classes every week, three squash courts, sauna steam rooms, swimming lessons and more, so there’s always something new to try for all the family, wherever you are in Calderdale. Your leisure time is precious, which is why we make your every visit as enjoyable as possible, and we’re always there to motivate, encourage and inspire you. Head to Sports and fitness for more information.”

Consultant in Public Health for Calderdale Council, Dean Wallace, said: “Eating a healthy, balanced diet is an important way to help you feel your best.

“It’s that time of year when we set goals, but it’s important to take small steps and stick to them; for example swapping one unhealthy food item for a healthy item for a month. Look out for Change4Life offers in January at www.sugarswaps.change4life.co.uk for tips and vouchers. The Council is giving away free weight loss vouchers, so grab them whilst they’re still available by calling 01422 230230.

“Calderdale markets are great for fresh fruit and veg and making your own food so you know exactly what you and your family are eating. Dry January is also on its way, so if you fancy cutting the calories and giving your body a break from alcohol visit www.registration.dryjanuary.org.uk.”