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Dothan gym members start tackling New Year's resolutions

Crunch Fitness members start tackling New Year's resolutions on New Year's Day
Crunch Fitness members start tackling New Year's resolutions on New Year's Day(WTVY News 4)
Published: Jan. 1, 2020 at 11:05 PM CST
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As we usher in the New Year, many of us will start making New Year’s resolutions.

According to CNN Health, roughly 40% of Americans will set New Year’s resolutions, and according to a U.S. News & World Report, 80% of New Year’s resolutions fail by February.

"New year, better me was my philosophy,” said Personal Trainer Matt Vinson. “Along with a lot of people who are making the New Year’s resolutions now, I was in the same boat."

Matt Vinson is still fairly new to being a personal trainer.

He spent most of his professional career as an emergency medical technician.

"I rode the ambulance for years,” said Vinson. “I absolutely loved what I did, but I saw all the negative end results of chronic disease processes."

Which is when Matt decided to make a change in his life.

"Over the past year I dropped 60 pounds," said Vinson.

Going into 2020, Matt will be trying to help people make the same New Year's resolution a reality.

"It's about caloric deficit, meaning that it takes about 3500 calories to gain a pound,” said Vinson. “On the flipside, you have to burn 3500 calories to lose a pound.”

While Matt's already accomplished his lifestyle change last year, there are plenty of others that are looking to do the same thing this year.

"My New year's resolution this year is to make sure I start meal prepping for my weeks at work and cut out sugar,” said Crunch Fitness Member Keith Robinson. “I'm shooting for six months."

"Complain less,” said Crunch Fitness Member Presston Hope. “Nobody really likes to hear it, so just trying to complain less and be more positive."

"I did actually have one last year,” said Crunch Fitness Member Aaron Visage. “It was to become more of a pacifist, and I actually accomplished that so I feel pretty good."

According to WalletHub, 22% of Americans have admitted that they carry over resolutions from year to year.