The New Year is upon us and you know what that means, it’s time to set new goals to crush in 2018! Becoming healthier is always one of those resolutions at the top of the list, but it appears that “getting fit” is what people are really interested in for 2018! If this is on the top of your list, let Athletic Republic be your work-out home this New Year.

According to U.S. News, approximately 80% of all resolutions fail by the second week of February. That’s astonishing! But don’t worry, Athletic Republic has the solution to get you fit and keep your commitment throughout the year. Starting in January, select Athletic Republic training centers across the country are launching the AR-FIT Challenge! Building on the success of the first 9-week challenge launched in Park City, Utah last Fall, participants will be challenged to achieve their personal fitness goals by completing a minimum of 25 classes during the 9-week event (2.7 classes per week).

Participants from the first AR-FIT Challenge experienced amazing results by realizing an average performance improvement of 20% from pre-test to post-test. And it’s not all hard work, as participants will also enjoy weekly drawings for sports training prizes, pre and post-test assessments, nutritional counselling, finisher swag, and a wrap-up work-out celebration.

So what exactly is AR-FIT? It’s a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) program created by the sports performance training experts at Athletic Republic. The individualized small group classes are designed to help active adults get stronger, move better, and stay healthier. The functional fitness workouts feature an athlete to trainer ratio of less than 10:1, and consist of a dynamic warm-up followed by 45-minutes of interval training, before closing with a few minutes of directed recovery / mobility work.

And recently announced, AR-FIT includes the top 2 fitness trends (High Intensity Interval Training and Group Training) identified by the American College of Sports Medicine’s annual survey of more than 4,000 fitness professionals. So what are you waiting for, visit your local Athletic Republic to learn how we can help you get AR-FIT in 2018!

Quotes from AR-FIT Challenge participants in Park City, Utah:

My goal for participating in the Athletic Republic AR-FIT Challenge was to become faster at hiking and skinning up the mountain when I ski the backcountry. I’ve typically spent the ski offseason at the gym doing a typical weight and cardio routine. The issue I had with my normal gym program was that it wasn’t getting me to where I wanted to be physically. The trainers at Athletic Republic pushed me and made me faster, stronger, and gave me more endurance. As a result, two weeks ago I skinned up to the top of one of my favorite ski runs for the first time all season and I beat my best time up that hill by 10 minutes! I am pretty confident I wouldn’t have made it up so quickly without participating in the AR-FIT Challenge.

Mike (age 38)

If you want to work on being fit at any age, I recommend AR-FIT. Their process of helping you improve your performance is different from other gyms. Results are what I get working out in their friendly and challenging atmosphere. After the AR-FIT 9-week Challenge, my strength had improved significantly. This translated into better performance at the Nordic ski camp I attended at the beginning of this season. Thanks to all of the coaches for their encouragement and support on my fitness journey!

Sharon (age 56)