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Health enthusiasts set health and fitness resolutions for 2022

Published:Wednesday | January 19, 2022 | 12:09 AMKrysta Anderson/Staff Reporter
Emma Anius
Emma Anius
Kareen Duffus
Kareen Duffus
Shane Bennett
Shane Bennett
Shanell Forsythe
Shanell Forsythe
Tru-Sha Dixon
Tru-Sha Dixon
Xavier Grey
Xavier Grey
Douglas Evelyn
Douglas Evelyn
Andre Murray
Andre Murray
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The start of the new year is already here, but it isn’t too late to set plans in place for a nourished mind and a banging body by the end of 2022. We asked a few fitness enthusiasts about their health and fitness resolutions this year. Here is what they had to say:

My personal goal is to focus on improving my running times and also take the time to focus on mental health. Prioritising taking care of myself by taking more ‘me time’ and finding ways to help communicate that to others. On the professional side, as a personal trainer, I hope to expand my home gym classes, create more awareness around the benefits of keeping active not only in order to look good but to feel great as well. — Emma Anius, personal trainer

My health and fitness resolution for 2022 is to try and to be more athletic and get back to doing more outside workouts. My rugby days physique from back in college was my best physique, so I want it to make a comeback. — Douglas Evelyn, physiotherapist and entrepreneur

My weight fluctuates a lot so what I plan to do this year is to try to stay on top of it as much as possible and not to take any breaks from working out. I plan on drinking more water, watching what I eat and the portions I am eating. — Shanelle Forsythe, professional dancer and educator

My main goal for this year is to reduce my body fat from 14 per cent to nine per cent. I also want to [get] my body mass index [down] from 18 to 12 per cent. Additionally, I want to maintain and keep a steady pace of working out five to six times per week and to stay happy. I need to build my tolerance level to keep up with my clients in the gym. I also want to stay sickness free. — Xavier Grey, personal trainer

For 2022, my health and fitness resolution is to get to a deeper [understanding of what] my body can do. I want to have a certain kind of body type, and I’m adjusting to achieve such my goals of getting more toned and building more muscle. Second, I want to find ways to motivate other persons to believe that they can achieve an ideal body type and to help convince them that whatever goals they set, it is achievable for them, and it doesn’t have to be a distant dream or a wish; they can actually do it. I’m also trying to use my life as an example to others that once you put your mind to it, you can achieve it. Your goals are within reach in this lifetime. — Tru-Sha Dixon, marine biologist

I’ve seemingly passed the worst so far, which seems like COVID-19. So for the rest of 2022, I want consistency, not perfection, as I climb back up to my fighting self. Once I’m fighting for consistency, everything should be good. That and a little variety in my day to day. I wanna dance more, lift more, run more and take back up swimming. — Shane Bennett, public relations specialist

My goal this year is to be as healthy as possible and stay in shape. I just want to be toned. I don’t want to be massive; I just want to be ripped. I’m tall, so even if I pack on muscles, it won’t show as much, so that’s a plus. The aim is to reach that target, and I’m almost there. — Andre Murray, entrepreneur

My health and fitness resolution for 2022 is to take year 50 by storm and show the new look of 50. So the plan is to start from this year at 49. My health should be on point, with my inner age aim being 35 and outer age 38. — Kareen Duffus, fitness entrepreneur

What are your health and fitness goals for 2022?

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