Sticking to your New Year's resolution
(WOLF) -- Its about that time again.
January 1 marks a new year and a chance to hit the reset button and start all over.
According to WalletHub, for 67% of Americans that means making a resolution to change certain behavior or reach a personal goal.
“I just really want to get out and help a lot more people in the world because the world is a scary place, and we’re just trying to do our best,” Kassandra Hess, of Shickshinny, said.
Financial resolutions, education and career goals, and habit changes like quitting smoking are common choices.
“I’m going to try to eat better and less – to improve my health,” Bob Polikfa, of Mt. Carmel, said.
“Get on the scale more often and keep track of it.”
Working out and eating healthy is the most popular by far, but WalletHub says less than 10% of resolution makers are successful in sticking to them.
“We get mixed up in everyday life and we forget about it,” Polifka said.
However, its safe to say that on January 1 business at local gyms will be booming.
Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Pittston offers fitness classes, but instructors encourage a slow start.
“For our classes we definitely work them into it. We start off with a stretch. We teach them the proper ways to bounce, bending your knees, stuff like that,” fitness instructor Heather Reed said.
Reed teaches fitness classes at Sky Zone and while beginners may not want to attempt flips on the trampolines, she says its possible to find the motivation to stick to a resolution because she’s done it herself.
“Just keep pushing. Always keep going even when you don’t want to get up and out of bed because its cold. You just have to get up out and make it to class, or go to the gym, or come here.”
Some other tips to keep your resolution on track: the New York Times says keep it specific and not too vague and don’t take big steps too fast.
Sky Zone is offering an 8-class pass for their Sky Fitness course for $64.00. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 9 a.m.
Contact by phone at (570) 316-0500 or online www.skyzone.com/pittston.