Getting Fit in 2022 is a Resolution for Fun


Readers of this blog probably won’t be surprised to see I’m writing about one of the most popular New Years Resolutions – which is to get, or stay, in good physical shape. Chances are you’ll see all kinds of similar content in all kinds of media outlets since a lot of us are still eating wonderful leftovers and feeling like we’re hibernating through the depths of winter.

What Works for Me

My hope is that you’ll be encouraged by what’s working for me, and realize that physical activity is within everyone’s reach, and that it can actually be a lot of fun.

That’s the way I’ve felt ever since I started working out at Fit Body Boot Camp at the Five Points shopping center. Yes, I know “boot camp” sounds scary, but it’s really just a catch-all phrase for the rigorous but reasonable level of activity the club facilitates for everyone on the fitness spectrum.

Why it Works for Me

The two main things I like about the Fit Body experience there is that one, it doesn’t take a lot of time to accomplish. The studio has a unique 30-minute workout – done to music, which I love – that combines High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) with Active Rest Training to burn calories rapidly and keep your metabolism running at a higher rate for a day and a half after your workout.

Second, the experience is nicely tailored for folks who are aged 50 and above. While you work out in a small group – which can add a sense of camaraderie – the sessions are led by trainers who personalize the activities based on what’s best for you. So whether you’re just embarking on a quest to get fit or already accustomed to frequent physical activity, you’re practically guaranteed to get a work-out that makes the most of your abilities while encouraging you to reach higher levels of fitness.

More than a Gym

Simply put, our boot camp is more than a gym – it’s a fitness family, thanks to all of the positivity and encouragement from other members and the coaches and the owner. As a result I’ve been motivated to take on a big challenge. Over the next eight weeks I’m taking two Fit Body classes a week, and getting weighed in with a coach, and accessing a nutrition app that’s going to help me ensure the calories I’m taking in will support my goals.

Talk about a resolution! Fortunately, thanks to my Fit Body crew, I know it’ll be fun. And because it’s fun I know I’ll stay on track. I’m also glad to know that our communities here at the beach offer many other ways to keep that fitness resolution, from walking to biking to pickleball and tennis. I’ll share more details on all of that in an additional blog post next week.

In the meantime, let me wish a Happy New Year to all of you, with best wishes for everything you resolve to do in 2022!

About Christine Davis

Christine grew up in northeastern Pennsylvania in a small town called Pittston, which is located between Wilkes-Barre and Scranton. Upon graduation, she enlisted in the United States Air Force, where she proudly served for eight + years at a variety of bases throughout the world, including Holland, Korea, and New Mexico. While in the Air Force, Christine spent most of her time working in the civil engineering career field where she thoroughly enjoyed meeting and working with such a diverse group of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, and learned so much from each of them. Christine’s last assignment in the Air Force was at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, and that’s when she discovered the Delaware beaches. Growing up in PA, her family spent time at the Jersey shore. But once she moved to MD, she became one of those many drivers making the trek across the Chesapeake Bay Friday afternoon to visit the Delaware beaches for the weekend. Upon Christine’s separation from the Air Force, she spent a small amount of time working in Washington, D.C., but it didn’t take long before she was drawn to the quiet, slow pace of Lewes and Rehoboth Beach, “the nation’s summer capital”. Christine moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1999 and finished her degree in Business at Delaware Tech. At the time she was working for a large physician organization when a friend recommended that she become a REALTOR because she loved helping people and loved looking at homes. She was reluctant for quite a while because Christine didn’t think of herself as a salesperson. But after much urging by her friend, Christine decided to get her real estate license in 2003 and has not looked back since. Christine still doesn’t think of herself as a salesperson, but rather a facilitator between buyer and seller, working toward a common goal. Christine aims to make the process as smooth and fun as possible but also educates the buyer and seller along the way so they can make the best decision possible. Christine now lives in Lewes and although she misses the mountains of PA, she thoroughly enjoys spending as much time as possible at the beach, especially Cape Henlopen State Park. Christine’s philosophy in life is that it’s too short. Never spend so much time making a living that you forget how to live.

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