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Callie On The Job: The HUB

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MARION -- Several people have vowed to get in shape in 2017, but may have already given up on that goal. News 3's Callie Carroll shows us that working out can be fun in this week's Callie on the Job. 

Pools are busy in July, stores are busy in December, and gyms are busy in January. 

Hilary Holdinghausen is the marketing director with The HUB Recreation Center in Marion and she says this is a busy time at the gym.

"It's that New Year's resolution movement, that everyone always focuses on a new year, a new person, a better you for the new year and we obviously have noticed a significant amount of new members coming in," Holdinghausen said. 

The HUB is a 64,000 square foot recreation center, complete with a gym and an indoor aquatic center. 

"They come in hardcore in January and February. They are motivated. We hope to keep them here for the rest of the year and not just coming as that New Year's resolution crowd. We want them here all year round," said Holdinghausen. 

One way they do that is by creating a community atmosphere. Knowing "Hubbers" by name holds accountability and helps keep members motivated.

When people first come into the facility, often times the weights can be overwhelming. That's why The HUB offers personal trainers to help keep you safe with the equipment and help you reach your goals. 

Personal trainer Jeremy Pope says it's important to set realistic goals and start out slow, but weights aren't for everyone. The HUB offers several classes for it's members.

Zumba is a Latin inspired dance class that gives you quite the aerobic workout. Instructor Tina Avery has been teaching Zumba for seven years. She says there's no reason for anyone to feel intimated.

"You can't do it wrong. There's no mistakes in Zumba. We only have unexpected solos, so if I go right and you go left it's perfectly fine, you just have fun with it and keep moving and grooving. A lot of people do not come because they're like, 'Oh, look at all them pretty girls. Fit and I can't do it.' Do not take that as anything. Just come and try it out at least once and I promise you'll be addicted," Avery said. 

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