NORWICH – The Norwich Y is offering a New Year-New You fitness program to help individuals looking to lose weight, change their bodies, and get fit.
According to YMCA program coordinators, the Y's New Year program is individualized to meet the needs of anyone of any age or ability.
YMCA Program Assistant Pat Dietrich said, “I think I have participated in every fitness challenge the Y has offered in the last few years. I just finished one that ended mid-December, and am ready to do it again to get my eating back under control after the holidays."
She added, "The results of the last challenge were amazing. Everyone who completed the ten week program lost on average seven and a half pounds and more importantly almost 9 inches. Most participants lost the weight and inches while significantly reducing body fat and gaining lean muscle."
Shannon Gawronski, the health and fitness director at the YMCA, added, “Pat has done so many of these challenges that I’ve made her my assistant, to make sure everyone in the challenge gets the attention he or she needs.”
The New Year-New You program is a fitness challenge in which you compete with yourself, and with others, if you so choose, to eat better and be more active each week for ten weeks.
Program coordinators said by using this program, you will get real results, and after ten weeks, eating well and being more active will be more of a habit or a new way of life for you, and hopefully you will continue to do so after the challenge ends.
Lynn Kline, who is getting ready to join her second get fit challenge at the Y so she can continue her progress, said, “Participating in the challenges holds you accountable for the foods you eat and the exercise you choose."
Kline said the feedback you receive from the coordinators is very helpful and keeps you motivated to continue towards being healthier. Organizers added that Kline lost five pounds and almost nine inches, while losing almost five percent body fat and significantly increasing skeletal muscle.