Hitting the Gym after Thanksgiving Dinner

by Danielle Cotterman on November 25, 2011 at 1:15 am

Thanksgiving is over-and those feeling a little plump from the holiday meal hit the gym early.

The Fieldhouse in Zanesville opened at 5 o’clock Friday morning. Director of Operation Jim Fraunfelter said he saw a spike in attendance.

"It always happens through Christmas everybody is trying to get a little weight off before Christmas," said Fraunfelter. "Then there really is nothing they have to worry about until spring so they hibernate and just enjoy life as a whole, and then realize they gained 10lbs or 20lbs over the winter and they try to get it off rather quickly."

Fitness Instructor Brenda Estatt works out about 5 days a week and said even she splurged by eating too much yesterday. She said the the key to being healthy isn’t trying to be the skinniest person- it’s working out and eating in moderation.

"You don’t focus too much on I ate so much, I’m going to gain weight," said Estatt. "A lot of it’s just about feeling good because some times you may have health issues that you just feel awful after eating all that junk, so getting in here, working out can make you feel better."

Estatt wants to remind you healthy habits aren’t formed over night. It takes time and is a life long change.