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Fitness is One of Top New Years Resolutions

Posted December 29, 1997 12:00 a.m. EST

— Of all the typical New Year's resolutions, a quest for improved personal health frequently tops the list. As a result, health clubs enjoy such a boom in membership the first of each year. WRAL's Health Team Fitness Expert, Chris Mondragon, says there is much to consider before signing on the dotted line.

Mondragon says a good club will have a wide variety of free weights, exercise machines and cardio-vascular equipment.

Lee Paynter says she's learned to look for more than just good equipment in a new health club.

Mondragon says ask specific questions about the contract you're offered, such as under what conditions could you be released from a contract. He says reputable clubs will be flexible.

Mondragon says make sure the club's location is convenient for you and your schedule. If everything checks out, he says a club will help you keep your commitment to fitness.

Mondragon also advises that you try the club for a month before signing a year-long contract.

Reporter/Photographer:Rick Armstrong