Personal trainer gives advice for sticking to New Year's resolutions

RICHLAND, Wash. - Personal trainers and gyms are preparing for an influx of new customers working on their "get healthy" New Year's resolutions.

Matt Bunday has worked at Columbia Basin Racquet Club for the past five years. He said this is the busiest time of year for gyms as people look to shed the holiday weight and start the new year off right.

"Get healthy" was the top New Year's resolution last year. However, the University of Scranton estimates that up to 92 percent of Americans fail at sticking to their resolutions.

Bunday said it's easy to lose motivation, but the trick is to be consistent.

"You're going to have to do it when you don't want to," Bunday said. "It's kind of like going to school and doing homework again when you don't want to. But it's what you have to do. So when that happens, spice it up a little bit."

Bunday said it's important to put variety into both your workouts and diet. If you happen to run into any roadblocks early on, he said not to panic.

"It's okay to have setbacks, but you have to learn from it, otherwise it keeps happening," Bunday said. "Just being able to make sure you learn from that setback and hopefully it doesn't happen again."

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