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Central Coast gyms packed in the New Year

Posted at 9:25 PM, Jan 02, 2019

Central Coast gyms saw an influx of people in the New Year, as people started in on their New Year’s resolutions to get fit.

Kennedy Fitness in Arroyo Grande was packed Wednesday night.

Some were in for the first time, others were carrying over their resolutions from the year before.

“I think this year I’m just going to bring up the exercise and really hit it,” said Deena Redden. “I’m excited to see how it works for me this year.”

According to a new survey by YouGov, 59 percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions say their goal is to exercise more.

To keep from burning out, experts suggest several tips to keep the New Year’s resolutions going through the year:

  1. Make your goal to put on exercise clothes when you come home from work.
  2. Focus on the immediate benefits of exercise.
  3. Pick activities that you already enjoy.

Studies show up to 20 percent of resolutions are broken within the first week of January and 80 percent are broken within the first year.