By Hadas Kuznits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some folks are getting right on those New Year’s resolutions to get fit this year.READ MORE: 21-Year-Old Eddie Rodriguez Killed In Road Rage Shooting On Roosevelt Boulevard, Police Say
But how long will their resolve last?
One New Year’s Day 2015, area fitness centers were already starting to experience the annual influx of New Year’s resolution-makers who, according to more experienced gym-goers at Sweat Fitness, in Old City, are easy to spot.
“There’s lots of wandering and uncertainty,” said one man. Another said he feels for the newbies who show up at the beginning of the year:
“It’s hard. You know, it’s hard to come in and see people doing what they do and then you’re, like, what do I do?”READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Delaware County DA Jack Stollsteimer To Announce Charges In Shooting Outside Upper Darby SEPTA Terminal
“For the first time around,” said another gym regular, “I see them trying to feel themselves out. Like, ‘OK, what does this do?’ ”
Those who work out regularly at Sweat say the gym gets crowded every year right around the start of the year, but then, according to one woman, “it lasts usually until about, maybe, the third week of January.”
So, how to stay motivated to stick with one’s New Year’s workout resolution?
“Find something that you like,” she advises. “If you like to pick stuff up, lift weights. Don’t decide to be a cardio bunny if you hate running — it just doesn’t make any sense.”MORE NEWS: 2 Men Found Dead Outside Home In Tacony Neighborhood, Philadelphia Police Said