Fitness Experts: Teamwork is Best When Tackling New Year's Resolutions
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. - As the end of the year creeps closer many people are thinking about our New Year's resolutions.
Sometimes it seems a lot easier to think of fitness related resolutions than it is to actually keep them, but whether it's a personal trainer or a friend, experts say you are more likely to stick to fitness goals if you have someone holding you accountable.
Personal trainers and memberships are in high demand as folks hit the gym to get started on their New Year's resolutions.
"Last year there were about 1,500 member a day, now we're up to about 1,700," said Deb Leany, a personal trainer at Gold's Gym.
For trainers like Leany, it's great to see people interested in getting healthy, but keeping them interested is almost as tough as the workout.
"How hard is it to walk through those doors? It's hard for anybody that's coming off the street to walk through," Leany said.
Lindsey Cotter has had her fair share of fitness resolutions.
"It was the typical, 'I'll start the first of the year, I'm going to get in there and try to eat better' and with me it was I either didn't have anyone to go with or I did and we both quit going," said Cotter.
Once fitness clicked for her, she lost 130 pounds in two years and now she's quick to share her secret to success.
"It's not 'I'm going to hurry up and work out and lose weight and that's it, I'll quit' it's a lifestyle change," said Cotter.
Experts say whether you resolve to diet, exercise or both, keeping yourself accountable helps you keep those goals.
"A lot of people can talk themselves right out of doing something but if someone's there counting on them to be there, then they're more likely to be successful," said Leany.