MARQUETTE — Let’s face it, the New Year means new resolutions that are never kept. It is always a struggle to keep that the resolution of getting back into shape with the New Year.

It goes great until the holidays wind down and reality picks back up, but there are ways to keeping that promise to yourself and not losing your lifestyle.



“Well everybody’s fitness journey is different, everybody’s goal is different, everybody’s body is different so how can we help you in the best way that’s possible,” said Healthy Living Director Christina Bennett.

I played numerous sports in high school and kept a fairly healthy diet. When I moved to college I joined fitness groups, danced, and ran at the gym four or five times a week. Then I moved, and started my first full time job which caused my health to take a backseat.

“Everyone’s fitness journey is different and important. I believe that each of us is on our own fitness journey for whatever reason maybe to be healthier, more confident, more energy whatever it may be is I believe that most fitness journey’s are usually attached to some type of goal,” said Kacie Hanford, owner of PureBody Fitness Studio.

I found a gym that worked for me, PureBody, but once work started becoming more demanding I found it even more difficult to get to the studio.

“And our health for that matter, I remember that I was depressed and overweight and I didn’t know what to do anymore, and I knew that sitting there, eating crappy food and doing nothing about it was not going to get me anywhere and I had to take it to the next level, but I knew I had to do something about it myself,” shared Hanford.

It was at that moment I realized that I had to make an even bigger promise, to give myself an hour everyday to be active. I started a job as a dance instructor at the local YMCA and started going for walks. It is important to find a routine that works for you, and don’t hesitate to find a different workout every day. It is you that this resolution is for, to keep that New Year resolution you have to think of you, and what is best.

“For me, I was a runner when I was younger and it was something I really loved, and I wanted to take it to the next level; so I did, I found my niche in running, but I wanted to accomplish more of my goals. Staying true to it and the accountability is really what gets you out of bed in the morning. Sometimes, it’s the only thing that gets you out of bed in the morning. Excuses, we all have them we’re all so busy working and raising children and the hustle and bustle with everything and a really busy life and at the end of the day the only thing keeping us in control is our fitness,” narrated Hanford.