How To Find The Right Gym For You: Recreation Round-Up

How To Find The Right Gym For You. More people join gyms in January than in any other month. But not all of them will stick around. The International Health, Racquet and Sports Club association (IHRSA) estimates that annual gym attrition rates hover between 20 and 25 percent each year. So how do you make sure you’re still showing up come August? You find a gym you like, and more importantly, one where you feel comfortable. “From the moment you walk in, it should be about the energy and the experience. Do they greet you? Do the people working out look like they’re having a good time?” asks Jarrod Saracco, a fitness industry consultant with 20 years of experience in the field. “The experience makes or breaks whether a gym keeps you as a member.” Read more at

Ultimate Guide to Vermont’s Best Ski Resorts.  While the western half of the United States often gets credited with having the country’s best ski resorts, the East Coast has no shortage of mountains where skiers and snowboarders can hit the slopes. Throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic, dozens of ski resorts can be found in states like New York, Pennsylvania, Maine, New Hampshire, and most notably, Vermont, which reigns supreme. With 43 Nordic (cross-country) and Alpine (downhill) resorts, the Green Mountain State offers more ski areas than any other in the region, featuring a wide variety of resorts that appeal to every ski level and traveler type. Read more at

 52 Place To Go in 2015.  Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit. Read more at