Sunday, January 6, 2013
Do your New Year's resolutions have you looking for new gyms and health centers? Try these in Marple Newtown.
2013 is sure to bring an onslaught of doctors' appointments, check-ups, and new diet and exercise regimens for you and your family. If you are looking to get a consultation about your health, or to find new ways to get into better shape, here are some places to check out in Marple Newtown Patch: MARPLE NEWTOWN YMCAS So there aren't any YMCAs in the Marple Newtown area but the nearest ones include the Upper Main Line YMCA in Berwyn, the Rocky Run YMCA in Media, and the soon-to-be-built Haverford YMCA. MARPLE NEWTOWN GYMS Here's a list of gym membership rates at local gyms in the Marple Newtown area for 2013. There are more than a dozen gyms, fitness centers, yoga studios, and other workout classes offered in the Marple Newtown area. Find …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
If you could make a New Year's resolution for your neighborhood, what would it be?
More than 45 percent of Americans make a New Year's resolution every year, according to statisticbrain.com. Some people vow to live a healthier lifestyle, others promise to spend more time with family, and many say they will try to save money. As millions of Americans make resolutions to improve their lives, what could we do in Marple and Newtown townships to make them even better places to live? A related question: What part of life here most needs to improve in 2013? Tell us in the comment section below, or blog about your experiences in and opinions of your neighborhood.
Monday, December 31, 2012
Local residents are making their resolutions for 2013. What's yours?
Patch stopped by the Newtown Public Library and Burlap and Bean to find out what Marple Newtown residents have planned for the new year. Spending time with family and friends was one of the most popular responses. Exercising, volunteering and getting more organized also made the list. To see some of their 2013 New Year's resolutions, check out the photo gallery above. Do you have a New Year's Resolution? Tell us in the comments below.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
I love making New Years resolutions that are sure-fire made-to-order failures. But this year will be different, I swear.
When the clock strikes midnight at the beginning of each new year, I have usually already made up my list of resolutions: no more fast food, no candy or junk food, no more cursing, watch less television, more reading, less eating, lose some weight, go to the gym, get organized, get healthy and be a better mom. These are just a few of the resolutions I make every single year. No pressure or anything, right? I usually start off with a bang and end a few weeks later in a fizzle. I've set myself up for failure with such a long list of demands. So many of the things on my list fit under 'be a better mom' anyway. If I lose weight, eat healthier, stop eating junk food, and get to the gym–I am providing my children a happier and healthier mother. …
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Patch caught up with folks at Burlap and Bean and Newtown Public Library this week to ask what their goals were for 2012.
New Year's Resolutions are a popular Jan. 1 tradition (and for many of us, so is breaking them). This week, Marple Newtown Patch caught up with some locals at Burlap and Bean and Newtown Public Library to find out what their goals were for the year. Check out the photo gallery above for some of the responses.
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Ellis Athletic Center in Newtown Square talks to Patch about the trend of resolutions this time of the year and offers their own tips to stay committed.
Newtown Square–A surge of new members vowing to lose weight and get fit this year are often seen at gyms across the country, especially in the month of January. According to Ian Savitz, head of operations for FACTS Fitness at Ellis Athletic Center in Newtown Square, this time of the year is "historically crunch time." Savitz said the fitness center was "mobbed" on New Year's Eve and has been busy since then, answering inquiries about the gym, conducting gym tours and signing on new members. The gym sees an average of 100 new members sign up in the month of January alone, said Savitz. Michael Massafra, head personal trainer at the gym, said ever year the New Year's resolution crew in January often seek the same things such as weight loss or…
Thursday, December 30, 2010
People around Newtown Square share their hopeful resolutions for the new year.
Newtown Square—With New Year's Eve fast approaching, many locals are just now starting to think about what resolutions they might make to themselves for a better 2011. Roughly half of the people interviewed hadn't gotten around to it yet—or weren't planning to make any at all. "Oh, I don't do that anymore," said a smiling Jerry Maher, a popular man at The Ale House. "I stopped disappointing myself years ago." Overall health seemed to be the leading thought on locals' minds this December. Jim Hunter, like so many people at this time of year, said that he intended on trying to shed a few pounds. Jack Dwyer, a native of the Marple Newtown area for all of his 53 years, had a rough 2010 due to several surgeries to his hip, shoulder and both …