How to stick to your fitness resolutions

Posted at 8:55 AM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 12:18:38-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — If you've been to the gym this week, it might have taken you longer than usual to find a parking spot.

"Beginning of the year it gets kind of crazy. People get their New Year's resolutions." said Donna Casey of the Corpus Christi Athletic Club.

"They get excited to come in, they've eaten too much during the holidays, they overindulge,"

Gyms around town start preparing in November for the January madness, which includes special training for the employees. But last year, gyms saw most of their members stick with their goals.

"January isn't as peaky as it used to be," Casey said.

Without creating a habit, it's hard not to fall off the bike. It's even harder when you're working on your fitness goals alone.

The common key they see in those who continued coming to the gym is accountability.

"Try to find a friend that will go workout with you, if you don't feel that's uncomfortable or don't want to workout cause it's too early, find a trainer. Find someone that will help push you to those goals." recommended Jim Langenkamp, a V Fit Gym client.

Whether attending a workout class, using a trainer, or working out with an accountability partner, along with support, your best best to make working out a habit is focusing on what interests you.

"It has to be fun," V Fit Gym owner and trainer Vitor Betancourt said. "If you're not having fun then what's the point? You're going to lose interest in 30 days."

Gym memberships and trainers can get costly. So, pick up your phone, search an at-home workout or hop on social media for ideas. There are free workout ideas everywhere.

"You get a chance to reinvent yourself. but you get a chance 365 days a year, so it doesn't matter if it was the 1st, the 5th or the 6th, whatever day you choose you just gotta figure out what it is that makes changes for you." said James Clancy, a V Fit client.

For James, he says the reason he has been cycling nearly 10 years and is continuing his training is because of the group he rides with.