Working out proves popular after Christmas - KOAM TV 7

Working out proves popular after Christmas


The day after Christmas found Santa at rest and 4-staters at work. And not just at the office, but at the gym.

Several workout facilities in Joplin saw in increase in activity the day after Christmas, as residents were eager to get moving.

"We could definitely tell there was an influx in the activity in here this morning," said Matt Baumann, gym manager at Elite 24 Hour Gym. "There usually always is after the holiday. Everyone kind of ate too much yesterday. Especially after Christmas with the new year coming up we're going to really see that it's going to start to get busy on us."

Busy indeed. Baumann said the morning after Christmas saw an influx of current members hitting the mats and weights. Aaron Cross of Anytime Fitness also said there was an increase in members coming in. The reason, he says, is simple.

"I think after a break like we've had for the holiday, for our members, for our current members, getting back into it. Getting back into the swing of things."

"After the holiday I just want to try and get in here three or four days a week, said gym client Richard Morris. "Keep toned up. I usually try to work out three to four days anyway, so that's what I'm going to try keep doing after the new year."

Whether it is to maintain or start a new routine, one thing is certain. Shedding those extra holiday pounds is a big motivator.

"I think most people are looking toward weight loss," said Baumann.

"Because of all the pie we eat and all the food, said Angela Culp, gym client. "All we do is sit around and eat and visit. It just feels good to get into the gym and work some calories off. Just regain all that energy that you lost from laying around and eating too much."


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