by: Diane Ako
HONOLULU (KHNL) - Feeling a little flabby from too much holiday excess? Prevent the pounds from creeping up on you with a little change to your exercise routine. Honolulu Club Pilates teacher and fitness model Dana Hershman has come to recognize a trend in gym enrollments. "Most people, their resolution is to get fit and be healthy. That means signing up at the gym or a workout program."
In her decade working in the fitness field, she's noticed a spike in membership at this time of year. "Our membership has gone up in January. Then usually a couple months later it drops off. People aren't as consistent in class or private sessions."
One common mistake, she says, is overdoing it. "Lot of people think that you go hardcore, extreme diet and exercise, will get you, in a sense, fit. But fitness is a lifelong commitment."
Consistency is key. "Has to be a daily habit. Whether it's food, exercise, and the exercise doesn't have to be hardcore. It can be walking or stretching; anything to keep your body moving and supple and flexible."