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Trainers ensure 2020 resolutions work out

Peter Connelly runs on a treadmill in the cardio room at the Hanscom Fitness and Sports Center Jan. 10. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 24/7 access is available and requires registration. More information is available at www.hanscomfss.com/fitness-sports-center or at 781-225-6630.  (U.S. Air Force Photo by Mark Herlihy)

Peter Connelly runs on a treadmill in the cardio room at the Hanscom Fitness and Sports Center Jan. 10. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 24/7 access is available and requires registration. More information is available at www.hanscomfss.com/fitness-sports-center or at 781-225-6630. (U.S. Air Force photo by Mark Herlihy)

HANSCOM AIR FORCE BASE, Mass. – The start of a new year represents a clean slate for the coming months. Resolutions are set early on with the intention to stick with them, but it can be hard to get started.

The staff members of the Hanscom Fitness and Sports Center will work with personnel who are prepared to keep those fitness goals on track in 2020.

“It’s never the wrong time to work toward a healthier lifestyle,” said Paul Shoesmith, 66th Force Support Squadron director of operations at the Hanscom Fitness and Sports Center.  

Open to all Department of Defense ID card holders with installation access, the fitness center offers customers a wide range of programs and ways of getting fit; from free weights, cardio, group and individual classes to intramural sports.

“Fitness means something different to everyone, so we try to individualize our programs as much as possible,” said Shoesmith.

The 50,000-square-foot facility may seem overwhelming to the novice customer. Fortunately, the staff members offer orientations on every piece of equipment.

“It can be very intimidating, especially if you don’t know where to start,” Shoesmith said. “Our people here know how to get you started and how to motivate you.”

The Fitness and Sports Center is open Monday through Friday from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 24/7 access is available and requires registration. More information is available at www.hanscomfss.com/fitness-sports-center or at 781-225-6630.

Shoesmith says patrons need only three things to succeed when visiting the Fitness and Sports Center: themselves, a good pair of shoes, and the motivation to get healthy.

“Getting through the door is the hardest part of starting,” he said. “If you can get yourself in the building, we’re here to help you with the rest.”