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‘It’s a process’: Locals push to maintain their New Year’s resolutions

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — With the new year comes new resolutions. At the top of many local’s lists is working out and eating right. 

Many people’s resolutions start in the gym but it can be tough to finish strong. 8News spoke with trainers at one local gym about staying focused on your goals. 

Bob Anderson spent the first day of 2019 on the treadmill. 

“I know I want to lose some weight,” Anderson, a Crunch Fitness member, told 8News. “I want to spend more time doing aerobic stuff like this.”

Anderson knows how tough it can be to stay in shape but has advice for anyone trying to get fit this new year. 

“I think working out earlier in the day is important. Gets blood going, gets your mind going, sets your pace for the rest of the day,” he said. 

Patrick Blaze, Crunch Fitness’ West End General Manager, says people start to fizzle out of the gym as early as February. 

“Eighty percent of people that have goals for their New Year’s resolution don’t always keep them,” Blaze said. 

He says the best way to get results is to stay consistent and be patient.

“People always say they start now, I’m gonna see results now, and it’s not the case – it’s a process,” Blaze told 8News. 

Blake also suggested having someone to hold you accountable to your resolutions. 

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