A New You In the New Year 1

Why is it that health clubs are packed in January and by March are back to normal?

How about this: why are churches filled to capacity at Christmas, but there’s lots of seats by February?

At the start of the year fresh fruit and veggies fill grocery carts only to be replaced by junk food and empty calories as the year wears on.

Despite the best of intentions, it boils down to this: change is hard. Keeping a new year’s resolution is hard.  SW Lake Lifestyle wants to help you find a new you in the New Year. As 2018 unfolds you’ll see some changes here with more pages, new advertisers, brighter layouts and punchier writing. All stories must hew to three simple criteria: be helpful, useful and informative. Unlike what is found in other magazines, nothing on our pages is paid for except advertising.

We believe that we have an obligation to readers to research, fact check, qualify and proofread every story we publish. We’ve been working hard to earn and keep your trust.

This issue is full of stories to motivate you to have a healthier 2018. Whether it’s in the gym or at the kitchen table, the choice is yours.

As always, we welcome your input. Reach out to any of us with questions, comments, suggestions or criticism. This year we want to help you find your new you.

Michael Beightol, Publisher


On the Cover: Linda Donner, a Personal Trainer at Restoration Fitness and a karate champion, takes flight. Photo: Stephen Neilson