However, once my liquid hangover is cured, there is an equally as rigid grease hangover that soon takes up residence right on my non-existent abs. There is only one solution for this nuisance: The three dreaded letters of all post New Year’s Eve partygoers – G-Y-M.
But with Fitness 19′s non-commissioned sales force, hassle-free business style and affordable workout plans, this might be one New Year’s resolution that will actually transfer over into 2011.
For those who are hoping to really kick start 2011, Fitness 19 owner/operator Jim Bero advises not to “wing it.”
Fitness 19 operates with the simple concept of “an extremely affordable, family-friendly facility that offers state-of-the-art cardio, strength and free-weight equipment,” Bero said.
Fitness 19 is a national chain, and its first Louisville location opened at 109 Blankenbaker Parkway in March of 2008.
With memberships starting at $9 per month with no long-term contracts, the gym offers month-to-month, pay-as-you-go packages.
Fitness 19 is focused on quality, convenience and price. It offers world-class equipment and excellent childcare facilities.
“We take pride in being involved with the local community and love giving back for charity events,” Bero said.
While Jim agrees that the mid-section is probably the area most women and men want to target at the gym, “unless that person starts to eat right and increase their cardio, the love handles are not going anywhere,” he said. “You cannot target which part of the body you lose fat from, so it’s best to train the total body for the fastest results.”
So ladies, it’s bon-bons or abdominals. For men, it’s bar bells or beer bellies.
There’s no better place to get fit.
Hours of operation are 5 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Kids’ room hours are 8:45 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday.
The corner of Blankenbaker and Shelbyville Road.
Abundant. Since this location shares a parking lot with a strip mall, your minivan won’t have problem fitting in.
Fun music is played throughout the facility, but I prefer my “Usher” playlist.
Workout everyone loves
Bero’s favorite is a circuit-style workout with strength training that helps keep the heart rate up while still getting the benefits of weight training.
Workout everyone loathes
Bero can’t stand doing wind sprints for cardio, but it is hands down the most effective way to burn body fat and preserve the muscle you already have. Many people call it high-intensity interval training.
While memberships do increase at the beginning of the year, New Year’s resolutions are not the majority of Fitness 19′s January memberships. Many people join because they can no longer workout outside, and they need a membership to get them to spring. But don’t worry, Fitness 19 has more than enough equipment to compensate for the extra demand.
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Voice-Tribune Staff Writer Lauren DePaso enjoys being a tourist in her own city, exploring the nightlife and cheering on the Cards. A Louisville native, she currently resides in St. Matthews.