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Don’t fear fitness resolutions! We can help!

January 1, 2020


THOMPSONVILLE, Mich. – For some, the start of a new year is about starting new habits and setting resolutions. The thought of “getting in shape” and starting a fitness routine can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be with setting goals and the right program. 

“The thing to remember is to set realistic, attainable goals and take fitness as a lifestyle change that you can tackle one day at a time. A quick guide to setting wellness goals is to use the SMART goals system.  Set goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and timed,” Marcus Matthews, Four Seasons Membership and Wellness manager for Crystal Mountain, said. 

Peak Fitness at Crystal Mountain always accepts new members. Peak Fitness is the resort’s state-of-the-art fitness center and pool. The Pool and Fitness Membership is $250 for initiation and processing fees, and $35 per month for adults; or $75 per month for a family.

Membership includes access to the Peak Fitness Center, indoor pool and hot tub and a trove of fitness classes. Cross-country skiing is also included in this membership along with use of the outdoor pool at the Park at Water’s Edge in the summer.      

Members have access to a staff of four personal trainers who can help with goal-setting, coaching and maximizing fitness – in an inviting and fun atmosphere.

“The first few weeks can be tough until you have a routine,” Matthews said. “Your body might get a little sore because you are going to do things in your workout you’re not used to doing. But if you push through a little at a time and start developing a habit of working out and eating right, the first few weeks will help form the foundation of a solid fitness routine.

“You can’t give up. I remind people: It’s a lifestyle change, and each individual will have their own wellness journey,” Matthews said.

Matthews said Peak Fitness trainers can help guests with goal-setting, and recommend classes to help set those goals. Some of those group classes include cardio boot camp, classes to strengthen and tone the core, high-impact interval training, water aerobics and a variety of yoga.

The fitness center has a full complement of equipment from free weights to treadmills, stationary bikes and elliptical machines. 

Matthews said SMART goals and learning how to strengthen properly will yield better progress than making unrealistic goals. A solid foundation of fitness will also prevent injuries.

“The trick is to take that first step and get started,” Matthews said. “Once you do that, the tough part is almost over.”

During the winter The Peak Fitness Center is open Sunday to Thursday until 10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m.

For more information on Peak Fitness at Crystal Mountain, please visit crystalmountain.com/peakfitness


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About Crystal Mountain:

Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, shopping, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only alpine slide, the Park at Water’s Edge, Michigan Legacy Art Park, weddings and a conference center. Visit www.CrystalMountain.com.


Crystal Mountain Media Contact:
Sammie Lukaskiewicz, Director of Public Relations
SammieLukaskiewicz@CrystalMountain.com
o: (231) 378-2057
m: (517) 673-4177

Photo cutline: Peak Fitness at Crystal Mountain always accepts new members. The Pool and Fitness Membership is $250 for initiation and processing fees, and $35 per month for adults; or $75 per month for a family. Membership includes access to the Peak Fitness Center, indoor pool and hot tub and a trove of fitness classes. Cross-country skiing is also included in this membership along with use of the outdoor pool at the Park at Water’s Edge in the summer.      

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