Stay the course: Phone a fitness expert this Thanksgiving


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If you’re concerned that you’ll give in to that third piece of pumpkin pie or forego your daily workout for a spot on the couch this Thanksgiving, help is just a (free) phone call away.

Town Sports International, owner and operator of New York Sports Club, (as well as Boston, Washington, and Philadelphia Sports Cubs), is launching a toll-free service to help you over come these urges and keep you on the right track.

This “Don’t Be a Butterball” hotline will be manned by certified personal trainers dedicated to helping consumers battle the holiday bulge, one workout at a time starting at 3 p.m. EST on Wednesday, Nov. 23, and will be fully staffed through Friday, Nov. 25, at 11:59 p.m. EST. Call the experts at 1-855-I-Am-Full or email DontBeAButterball@town-sports.com and get tips on how to prepare for, and recover from, your Thanksgiving meal. You will also get a free one-week pass to help get a jump start their holiday fitness routine.

“We launched the ‘Don’t Be a Butterball’’ hotline as a public service to offer support during moments of overindulgence,” said Raed Jarrar, a fitness director at the New York Sports Clubs, in a press release. “By offering expert fitness advice and a free pass to our facilities, we hope to alleviate some of the additional stress that surfaces around the holidays.”

Tell us: How do you ward off the urge to overindulge during the holidays?