AHWATUKEE, AZ - The month of January usually signals the start of a clean slate in the form of New Year's resolutions.
One of the most popular goals is to get in shape.
Generally all goes well for the first few weeks, but then there are gradual slips or there's nothing to show for the hard work. Most finally stop working out altogether.
"People tend to set themselves up to fail. It's a process, there are no quick fixes with weight loss," according to one Valley trainer.
Fitness instructor Jeanne Rohrer says all you need to do is commit to 60 minutes at least three times a week and eat a balanced diet.
"Being healthy has to become a way of life and you must start small with goals that are attainable," Rohrer says. "Working out is not just lifting weights and building up a sweat. It really needs to be a mind and body workout."
Rohrer has found fitness success with "core strengthening."
She believes in it so much, she's just released her own fitness DVD entitled, "CoreFlex Fit." It's a workout made to be done at home.
"CoreFlex is about small movements, strengthening the muscles, and then you lengthen those muscles by stretching afterwards. It's unique and there really is nothing else like it," Rohrer says.
"This is a 60 minute ballet barre-based workout," she adds. "Although you don't need the bar for this home version, because we've made modifications for you."
Clients who work out with her agree on its success.
Natalie Nohr, who's been working out with CoreFlex for three years says, "You realize it's a challenge for you, but you keep wanting to come back."
Ariane Egan adds, "It doesn't ever get boring. I've been doing this for about 2 1/2 years, and it's always a challenge. In fact, I don't really like working out, but I actually enjoy this!"
You can find Rohrer's CoreFlex Fit DVD on Amazon.com .