You made your New Year’s resolution, now what? If it’s going to the gym and losing weight – congratulations! Millions of Americans have made the very same resolution, but how can you actually fulfill your New Year’s Resolution when so many others fail?

Here are a couple of tips to start the New Year off right and to make sure you follow through with your resolution.

Start with the basics: Many resolutions fail because people jump right into a workout routine that is not right. You have to be realistic. If you haven’t been regularly going to the health club, instead of saying you’ll workout everyday, start with an aerobic workout or gym class two or three times a week. This way you can slowly incorporate a fitness routine into your weekly schedule.

Set measurable and achievable goals: It seems simple, but many people get disheartened when they do not see immediate results after only a few short weeks. This leads to frustration and losing the momentum to keep up the health club routine. Try setting small, achievable goals and then reviewing your progress each month. Once you start looking and feeling better, you’ll gain the motivation to keep going and succeeding.

Start a good diet: Throw out those holiday cookies and make room in the fridge for fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet includes lots of whole grains which can give you energy for a good workout at the gym. Start eating right and see how much better you look and feel.

Find a gym buddy: Working out with a friend helps in a number or ways; you can rely on one another for motivation, help each other out if you need a spotter and of course have someone to talk to while doing your workout.

Find a workout you like then mix it up: Working out isn’t all weightlifting and wind-sprints. Variety helps spice up your routine so try a new fitness class or piece of equipment. Future Fitness offers a wide arrange of programs that will give you a good workout. From beginners to expert levels, we offer Zumba, Pilates, Yoga and Spin classes. Review your options and try something new. These are just some of the ways you can have fun while working out.

Experts say that it takes about 30 days for something to become a habit, that’s it. The hardest part is getting started, so come on by to Future Fitness and let us help you start working on that resolution.