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Gym Memberships Rise With New Year's Resolutions

POSTED: Monday, January 4, 2010 - 8:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:26pm

It's peak season at Planet Fitness on El Paso's west side.
Over the last couple of weeks, staff has been busy signing up new members.

"We get a lot of bright new faces and people setting goals. It does get busy around this season," said supervisor Eric Vest.

Every year around this time the gym starts filling up with El Pasoans trying to get fit and shed some extra pounds put on over the holidays.
That's the resolution of Maria Hernandez.
She hopes to loose 40 pounds in time to join the army.

"It's something you can push yourself to do and do something different in your life," she said.

But not everyone will keep their New Year's resolution to stay in shape.
The gym says it looses up to half of its New Year clients.

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