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Goal to keeping resolutions: motivation

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WSIL -- With the start of a New Year, many of us have decided to make some changes. For most, this includes eating better and working out, but getting started can be the hardest part.

It starts with exercise: a word that either makes us cringe or challenges us. For HUB member Joe Pearce, it means passion.

"I like to get sweaty, I like to stay in shape," he said. "The mental part of the release, the physicality of it just keeps me in good mental and physical health, I think."

Pearce, a UPS driver, spends every morning at the gym, first doing some cardio training on the treadmill. Then, he heads down to the basketball courts for a tennis match with the wall.

Pearce, a tennis instructor, uses a wall in the gym to keep his skills sharp.

"Its me against the wall every morning," Pearce said. "The wall usually wins, but I'm getting better but look out in 2018, because I'm going to beat that wall one of these mornings."

Pearce said his love for the game keeps him coming to the gym.

HUB Marketing Director Hilary Holdinghausen says that's the key to staying motivated.

"Set a goal that's doable, that you know you can accomplish and that means something to you," she said."

Holdinghausen said the HUB works hard to help new members stay on track.

"If I choose to fail in two weeks, probably going to fail in two weeks," Pearce said. "If I choose to come here and have a good attitude and enjoy what I'm doing more likely stay for the rest of the year. "

Whether its lifting weights or hitting tennis balls, it all starts by walking through the gym doors.

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