2023: Commit to be Healthy & Fit

Tuesday 6:45 a.m. Early Bird Total Body Strength Challenge

Saturday 6:45 a.m. Early Bird Total Body Strength Challenge

Tuesday 9 a.m. Total Body Strength Light Weights High Reps Workout

Carolyn Thomas

Bonnie’s Active Aging Group Fitness class participants are blasting away calories while planning their 2023 New Year’s resolutions with a continued commitment to muscular strength and endurance, agility, stability, flexibility, and fall prevention drills during the Active Aging Group Fitness classes. Come join the fun with motivating, upbeat music! You’ll find yourself singing along, seeing old friends, and meeting new ones. These classes will help relieve stress, which helps improve mental health, and will strengthen and balance your body to improve your activities of daily living and athletic performance. The earlier people begin planning their goals for the new year, the easier it will be to make those goals a habit beginning Jan. 1.

Bonnie’s recommendations to achieve your health and fitness goals: According to research, New Year’s resolutions last only two to three weeks, because we do not give it enough time. Studies show it takes 21 days to create a habit, and it will not be until after 21 days of consistent work that it will bother you to miss a day of working out, eating healthy, or whatever your New Year’s resolutions are. While making your New Year’s resolutions realistic, there is a greater chance you will keep them throughout the year by incorporating healthy behavior into your everyday life.

“Start small and make resolutions you feel confident you can keep.”

“Work toward changing one thing at a time. Unhealthy behaviors develop over the course of time, and replacing unhealthy behaviors with healthy ones requires time.”

“Lifelong habits take time, and once you have included those habits into your daily schedule, you will notice that missing them is irritating.”

“Give yourself time to make the habit stick; one or two weeks is not enough!”

“Be consistent in your plan, and you will move forward very quickly toward your goals.”

“Learn to say ‘no’ to the things that can threaten your behavioral change.”

“Strength train two to three non-consecutive days per week and plug in some cardio in between.”

“My classes are based on the most current research on functional fitness exercise, defined as exercise that trains our muscles to help us do everyday activities safely and efficiently and continue living an independent life.”

Bonnie offers several different formats of fun and creative workouts with benefits over risks and teaches to all levels of fitness: Total Body Strength, Fit for Life, Step ‘N Strength, and Functional Strength ‘N Stretch.

Bonnie Fickey, instructor (Robson Ranch resident), has 29 years of teaching experience and is nationally certified in Active Aging Movement/Fall Prevention Coach, Strength & Flexibility Coach, Senior Fitness, and is a member of the International Council on Active Aging.

Contact Bonnie at [email protected] or 940-390-5892 for further information and a reservation! Your first class is free for each format! When you arrive, you will receive a friendly greeting from her husband Gaylen, who is her class assistant.