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How to get fit in 2018

January 8, 2018 GMT

The New Year can be a time of change for many people looking to begin a new chapter of life. These changes can represent physical, mental and spiritual interests.

The Phit Club on Wadsworth Avenue in Philadelphia owner and fitness professional Rick Moore has tips for those looking to set and maintain New Year’s resolutions to get fit.

Rick Moore has been involved in the fitness industry for more than 20 years.

As a corrective exercise specialist, Moore earned his personal training certification with The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and was formerly a team member of Bally’s Total Fitness for 17 years before he decided to open up his own fitness studio.

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Having a passion for helping people achieve a healthy lifestyle through exercise and nutrition, Moore uses his personal trainer, coach, and educator skills to influence as many people as possible seeking lifestyle health changes.

“One of the things that we notice is a lot of people start their resolution goals and then they fall off” Rick mentioned.

“We wanna focus on creating a nice goal for yourself a nice smart specific goal that’s going to help you stay consistent.Don’t try and over do it,” Moore said.

“Don’t try and get it all back in one day, one week, one month because it’s not going to happen. You have to be consistent making it a lifestyle change for yourself,” he added.

Morris also advises paying close attention to diet and nutrition.

“The main thing you have to focus on is calories in versus calories out. What you put into your body versus what comes out.”

He suggests eliminating processed sugars and drinking plenty of water.

“That’s a thing that a lot of people leave out their day. You should take your weight and divide it by two and that’s how many ounces of water you should have per day,” said Moore.

“If your not able to get to the gym we understand, but that’s still not an excuse though,” said Moore.

“There’s a lot of things that you can do at the luxury at your own home that can help you stay on track with your goals,” he added.

Resistance bands, kettlebells, small dumbbells and a mat offer opportunities to workout at home according to Moore.