Staying motivated for your New Year’s resolutions

Hampden County

It’s a December tradition for many people, making a New Year’s resolution, and that often involves improving their health.

“I don’t know exactly what the new year will bring for me, something amazing, but I haven’t pinpointed it yet,” said Mike Muller of Holyoke.

Recent national studies show only 1 in 5 Americans will achieve their New Year’s resolutions and only about one-third will keep them past January. NEXT Fitness in Agawam was packed with people Saturday determined to not become part of those statistics.

Whether it’s pumping iron, or doing CrossFit, many people’s New Year’s resolutions involve getting into better shape. NEXT FITNESS said if you want to achieve your fitness goals, your resolution should become a lifestyle.

“Its just about working out everyday or at least 3 times a week, making it a habit,” CrossFit Instructor & Personal Trainer, Dan Griffin suggests.

“Its not easy to form a habit but consistency is key and that’s what we tell everyone and what I tell my clients.” Griffin recommends going to the gym with a friend or taking a CrossFit class, to hold yourself accountable for your fitness goals. 

Holyoke resident Mike Muller said CrossFit has been the key to staying motivated throughout his fitness journey. “There are so many times where I don’t feel like doing it, but you have a partner who knows how you feel, they show up and together you get it done. That’s how this works so well.” 

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