Resolve to Roller Skate in 2024
It won’t be long before we will be in the thick of the holidays, culminating with New Year’s Resolutions on the minds of many, so let’s remind those resolving to knock off holiday pounds, that roller skating is the perfect activity. There’s a reason we see so many ads for weight loss and fitness centers in late December. There’s nothing like a New Year to start a fitness journey, and the old adage is true: choose an activity you love, and it will be very easy to stick with. For some people, that’s bicycling, or rowing, or running. But for a lot of us, roller skating is more fun.
Whether you’re reaching out to traditional media, like television, radio, and newspapers — or your own social media platforms — you’ll want some brief talking points of why roller skating is the best way to get fit. If you’re planning on traditional media, send a note to lifestyle producers about 2 weeks before Christmas. Here are a few bullet points that may spark some interest.
A Better Value
Roller skating is less expensive and a better value. Most gym memberships require a financial commitment, with monthly payments automatically deducted from a member’s checking account. It doesn’t matter if the new members stop going after three weeks. They keep paying until they remember to cancel the recurring payments, or complete the terms of a contract. It’s a hassle. Roller skating offers a far better experience. Plus, indoor roller skating is pay-as-you-go, with no automatic payments.
Roller skating is a great activity to achieve fitness goals. The cardio portion gets the blood pumping, which burns calories and fat – about 500 calories per hour. The activity strengthens muscles, builds endurance, and improves balance and flexibility. It’s low impact, so it can be enjoyed at all age levels. Skating accelerates weight loss, and helps clear the mind and body.
Good for What Ails You
Regular exercise is known to diminish headaches, control diabetes, lower cholesterol and blood pressure, manage stress, calm the soul, and improve sleep. During COVID when the rinks were closed, I started grinding my teeth again. Something I hadn’t done in 20 years, and I cracked a molar. My dentist told me he saw a lot of cracked teeth during COVID. But, once I got back to regular trips to the roller rink, the grinding stopped. Skating is a great outlet to relieve stress. It’s healthier than drinking – and a lot less expensive.
Resolve to Roller Skate
Whether you’re a rink operator looking for publicity ideas, or a skater with health and fitness on your list of resolutions, don’t forget that roller skating is a great activity to consider.