UTICA, N.Y. — A new year means it’s time for new resolutions.
According to Forbes Health, the top resolution for 2024 is fitness and health improvements.
At the beginning of the year, gyms usually see an increase in the number of members as they try to kick off the new year with a healthier lifestyle.
This is a common goal by many across the United States almost every new year.
Even with the high percentage of people setting fitness goals, it turns out that only 13 percent of people end up sticking to their goals after four months.
Owner of The Fitness Mill Erik Fredsell has seen an increase in members since the later months of 2023.
“For this year, we had a ton of new members sign up from October to December. For the new year, we had more people sign up than in the spring and summer. It’s always a new year, a new you,” Fredsell said.
One of the biggest problems for not sticking to healthier lifestyle goals is due to the lack of a consistency of going to the gym.
One way to stay consistent is to create ways to make your gym routine easier for you.
Gym member Sam Davy said, “What helps me stay on track is that I just come here right after work. I got out at 4, and I already have my gym bag ready to go, so I just shoot right over to the gym, and then I get home earlier because I don’t have to run home, and it really is a big part of my routine.”
Many think that you have to do more than show up, but that is actually one of the most important steps.
Showing up and getting to the gym multiple times a week can go a long way.
“Be very consistent. It’s all about staying consistent and going three to four days a week instead of sticking to a specific workout. It’s just showing up. Showing up is probably the most important first step,” said gym member Joseph Yaghy.
Reaching those health goals can take some time, but for a successful resolution, it takes consistency and a good routine to reach a healthier lifestyle.
According to a recent Forbes Health/One Poll survey, more than half of Americans abandon their new year’s resolutions within the first three months.
Nearly half of all Americans say they want to improve their state of fitness in the new year.
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