The Norman Transcript


January 12, 2014

Residents continue to make fitness resolutions

NORMAN — Resolutions may bring about either an eye roll or the grit of one’s teeth in determination, yet they persist every Jan. 1.

Only a few weeks into the new year, some may have already tossed resolutions aside, but many are still powering through. Fitness resolutions — from running more to eating less — are usually top pick, and this year is no different.

Jenny Dickson, manager of Fitness One, 2301 36th Ave. NW, said Fitness One had seen an increase in gym memberships right after the new year and she expected it to continue to grow throughout the month.

“Our gym is like a family, a community,” Dickson said. “We try to create a positive environment and encourage resolutions.”

Similarly, Steel Fitness and Tan, 1051 12th Ave. NE, also has seen an increase in business and expects it to continue all the way through March.

“We’ve been swamped,” gym employee Mallory Wright exclaimed.

Wright said Steel Fitness could help those new to the gym reach their goals because of everything Steel Fitness has to offer, including a 24-hour area and aerobics classes with trainers.

“We’re the biggest facility in Norman, so with so many machines and options, people never have to wait and they can fit their workout into the limited time they have and fulfill their resolutions,” Wright said.

Nontraditional fitness regimes also have seen an upswing in membership after the new year.

Lindsey Russell, owner of Fusion Fitness and Yoga, 323 E. Main St., said her fitness center had seen an increase in members and advised those with resolutions to change routines slowly.

“Usually, a fitness routine needs a mind/body connection,” Russell said. “Here, you get that as opposed to a basic gym, and I think (you) are more likely to succeed at your goals.”

For more information about Fitness One, visit or call 701-4004.

For more information about Steel Fitness and Tan, visit or call 360-3282.

For more information about Fusion Fitness and Yoga, visit or call 650-8023.

Katherine Parker



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