Fitness: Body by Boston

By Casey Lyons | Boston Magazine |

YOU’VE GOT RESOLUTIONS. But you’ve also got more excuses than Dunkin’ has donuts, and it’s colder than an iced coffee out there. Your motivation level? Not exactly sky-high.

We’re here to help you get in shape!

Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or looking to take things to the next level — whether you want to run a lap around the Common or sprint up Heartbreak Hill, find enlightenment through yoga or just touch your toes — consider this your guide to getting in the best shape of your life:

Start Running: How often have you heard yourself say, “I should run more”? Too often, probably. But believe it or not, that can change.

Build Strength: Want to hoist weights like Arnold in Pumping Iron? Easy, champ. You’ll get those muscles toned. But take it slow.

Eat Right: You know better than to go on a crash diet. But even smart folks want to believe in miracle methods to shrink the waistline. Truth is, they don’t exist.

Get Flexible: If you’ve never heard of yoga, let us be the first to welcome you out of your apocalypse bunker. Happy 2012!

Be a Fighter: First step: Find a fighting style that suits your goals and temperament, then get acquainted in a beginners’ class

Resource Guide: The master compendium of where to go for all your fitness needs, from the hardcore to the casual. 

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