Campus Edition: A fit New Year

A healthy lifestyle and hitting the gym are two of the most common resolutions to start off the new year.

A study done by the University of Scranton and published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology shows that  between 38-47 per cent of those chosen for the study made a resolution of weight loss/self improvement.

After one month, a surprising 64% stuck to their resolutions, and 46% after 6 months.

Those are promising odds to those of us in the world of week two resolution amnesia.

David McGee, a weight trainer by hobby who has a niche for spending time with post secondary and high school students helping to promote a healthy life-style, says he sees promise in the SAIT student body.

“I have trained multiple students over the years from SAIT, and I must say each time it relayed to a resolution, it held stamina.

New Years always seems like the perfect time to make a commitment of working out.

I see more people follow through with gym or health resolutions then I do smoking, or money ones,” claims McGee.

Though studies and schedule can get in the way of a religious daily routine, there is no reason for our own campus Wellness Centre to go neglected.

Especially with full-time students tuition including a membership.

With hours open until 11 p.m. weekdays and 6 p.m. weekends, any schedule can commit a couple of days a week to be loyal to the bettering of ones health.

First year Graphic Design student Natasha Melanie claims that though she has ‘never developed a routine before the first of this January ’ she already feels that her lifestyle has taken a turn for the better.

“I have never been or even seen myself as the type of girl to be as devout to the gym and carrot sticks as I have seen myself turn into.

I really just want to stay healthy, and with a gym right here (on campus) and a spare hour or two here and there, I think it was the best resolution I could have done,” Melanie said.

“It isnt the easiest either, with (Tim Hortons) and the cafeteria some of my friends go to a lot, the smell sometimes drives me crazy, I just have to stay strong,” Melanie said.

Though the struggles of guilty pleasures are on the campus as well, there is one thing that can keep you strong through temptation, a lazy day, and even those days your whole body is sore, and that’s perseverance.

About Nichola Cordato 6 Articles
As a writing and communications major in the journalism program at SAIT, Nichola Cordato worked as a reporter for The Press during the 2012-2013 academic year.