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The ‘no excuses’ way to keep your New Year’s resolution

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January 7th, 2016

Fitness Coordinator Mary Whidden

If you’re like most people, you’ll be making a resolution this month to get healthier—an excellent goal, but one that is often easier said than done. You swear you’ll eat more vegetables and lean protein but then end up feeling too tired to cook, so it’s takeout or processed prepared foods once again. Or you plan to hit the gym on a regular basis, but icy winter roads keep you stuck at home.


For people who live at Linden Ponds, an Erickson Living community in Hingham, Mass., staying in good physical shape is much easier. With access to an on-site fitness center located just a short indoor walk from their homes, as well as several full-service restaurants that serve delicious balanced meals, Linden Ponds residents are set up for success.

“It is convenient, so there are no excuses that it is hard to get to or that there is not enough time in their day,” Fitness Coordinator Mary Whidden says of the fitness center.

The fitness center is equipped with a range of exercise machines, as well as a swimming pool, so residents can design a fitness program that meets their individual needs. The center is staffed by friendly and experienced fitness coordinators, who are always on hand to help residents hone their exercise routines to achieve their personal fitness goals.


“We offer three free assessment and orientation sessions for all new residents,” Whidden says. “And we have personal training available for $112 for eight half-hour sessions.”

Residents can also take advantage of a variety of group fitness classes, including low-impact aerobics, yoga, and chair exercise. Classes cost about $3 each, or residents can pay $21.50 per month for unlimited classes. 

“Group exercise classes provide a structured scheduled workout for physical, social, mental, and emotional fitness,” Whidden says.

The active lifestyle at Linden Ponds certainly helps residents stay physically healthy. Whidden says the community also contributes to residents’ mental and emotional well-being.

“Linden Ponds offers many programs and activities that develop the seven dimensions of wellness—physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, environmental, social, and vocational,” Whidden says.