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Connie Vandermay/FOCUS Perham Area Community Center Personal Trainer Marie Hanson, left, guides sisters Jodi Speer and Mari Truax on how to reach their weight-loss resolutions.

Teaming up to reach the goal; Sisters use the buddy system to stick to new diet, exercise routine

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January is the time of year when New Year's resolutions result in a surge of memberships at fitness and community centers.

Many people resolve to become healthier or lose weight, with every intention to follow through with their plans. Yet the trend continues that, a couple months down the road, resolutions are forgotten.


"A lot of people quit because a goal is unrealistic," said Personal Trainer Marie Hanson of the Perham Area Community Center.

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