CT residents strive to get fit in new year

Gyms all across southern Connecticut are overflowing with people signing up for new memberships.



Many sign up for those memberships as part of their New Year's resolutions.



"It's crazy. We need to hire more people at the desk. People start coming in," says Joe Oppedisano, owner of Fit Club Gym. "They either want to lose weight, get bigger, get stronger."



According to a recent Bodybuilding.com study, more than half of those who make going to the gym their New Year's resolution quit before they achieve their goals.



"The most I've seen is like 30 to 60 days and it just drops off," Oppedisano says. "And then the same thing happens again. We have people coming in from three years ago who hate themselves that they stopped. For whatever reason, whether it's work, the kids."



The owners of Fit Club say that some ways to stick to new fitness goals are to take going to the gym seriously, get a friend to come with you and to not get easily discouraged.


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