How to keep your fitness New Year's resolutions

Published: Jan. 3, 2019 at 5:19 AM EST
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Working out and losing weight is always a popular New Year's resolution, but it's not easy to keep.

Walking into the gym can be intimidating. Where do you start? And how do you keep going back?

"There are two things: consistency and accountability. Those are the two biggest things that you can focus on," said Ryan Grey, a trainer at the YMCA in Burlington.

We want to help you keep those resolutions, so we asked experts the best way to get to the gym and stay motivated.

The first thing experts want you to do is to consult with your doctor and make sure you're healthy enough to work out.

Next, begin with an activity that you are comfortable doing.

Finally, once you start working out, it's important to listen to your body and don't push too hard when first getting back to the gym.

To keep your resolution, Grey says there two things you need: consistency and accountability.

"The consistency piece is just building a habit, it usually takes about two weeks to form a habit and to get into that routine of coming in every morning at 9 a.m. and then from there it's just being reliable and having someone who is holding you accountable, as well," said Grey.

He says it's also important to find a place where you are comfortable.

Being next to Olympic lifters might not be where you want to start if you are feeling timid.