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Fitness is One of Top New Years Resolutions

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Health clubs are the frequent beneficiaries of New Year's resolutions.
RALEIGH — Of all the typical New Year's resolutions,a quest for improved personal health frequently tops the list. As aresult, health clubs enjoy such a boom in membership the first of eachyear. 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 freeweights, exercise machines and cardio-vascular equipment.

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

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

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

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

Reporter/Photographer:RickArmstrong

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