DOTHAN. Ala. (WTVY) - Eating better and exercising more top the list of most popular resolutions for 2018. That means, people will be hitting up their area gyms for memberships.
Fred Howell is a trainer at Firehouse Gym in Dothan.
He tells us: "in the mind they want to be the best they can be, they have weight issues, eating issues, or just don't feel good issues and so they come in get some type of plan."
Only 8% of people who make a resolution actually see it through.
Howell says he's seen first-hand how sticking to your goals can change your life.
"I had one lady that came in lost about 80 lbs. it took her about 9 to 10 months but she was dedicated stuck with it and now she can climb up bleachers, she can actually play, tie her shoes, play with her kids in the yard."
There's never a wrong time to make a change for yourself and have a healthier lifestyle.
Start 2018 on a strong and healthy note. Howell says although he has his ups and downs his goal in 2018 is to better himself and stay disciplined as a trainer.