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Safety Alert on Fitness Tips

Rex Ronquilio Rex Ronquilio

By Diane Ako

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- If your New Year's resolutions include getting in shape for 2008, we have a Safety Alert for you. Take it easy!

Honolulu Club trainers say it's common at this time of year for people to go all-out with a new workout plan.

They see people working out seven days a week, or for hours at a time.

But if you've been sedentary all this time, you might want to take it slow at first.

You might also want to consult with a trainer to learn proper form or else some aches and pains could crop up.

"Lot of low back, shoulder, neck problems are the major problems I see, and of course knee problems too," said personal trainer Rex Ronquilio.

Also, if you're older or have health problems, you should see a doctor before jump starting your fitness routine. It's better to be safe than sorry.

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