February 28, 2024

More than one month into 2017, many people have given up on their New Year’s Resolutions. The University of Scranton’s researchers found that only 8 percent of people succeed in their resolutions and 43 percent of people fail at their resolutions within one month.

“I’m not sure I have ever kept up a resolution,” said Sydney Gilstrap, sophomore biochemistry and molecular biology major. “I usually forget or it gets too hard.”

Failing at your New Year’s Resolution should not be the end to living healthily. Stefani Plummer, director of the Recreation Center, said resolutions should be discouraged.

“Short-term goals like training for a race or losing weight are some items we see where participants may create a plan,” Plummer said. “But, ultimately, we want to encourage healthy choices on a daily basis.”

The Rec Center offers a variety of options that encourage fitness goals, such as meeting with a personal trainer, getting a fitness assessment, group exercise classes, climbing wall fitness or more informal activities like playing racquetball or basketball with friends.

“If people say they have ‘fallen off the wagon,’ we want to help them find what their wagon should be,” Plummer said.

For more information on what is offered at the Rec Center, check out the Instagram page at @cbureccenter or visit calbaptist.edu/recreation.

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