People hit the gym for their new year's resolution

Many folks have started their new year's resolutions and maybe some have already broken them. If you're resolution is to get fit, you're not alone.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 1:02 AM
Updated: Jan 2, 2019 1:03 AM

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Many folks have started their new year's resolutions and maybe some have already broken them. If you're resolution is to get fit, you're not alone.

It's that time of year again for people to hit the gym. This includes weights, treadmills and even push ups. People are looking for any way to fulfill their new years resolution.

"You're not just going to wake up one day and look like a body builder," said personal trainer Danny Blumenthal. "The average person just by lifting weights they are going to get stronger. Everyday tasks like bringing in your groceries are going to get easier."

Going to the gym will become easier with repetition and routine. Just ask two brothers who workout with one another for the sake of motivation.

"You need to have a partner or a friend doing it with them because it's always better doing it with somebody else," said 17-year-old Adam Alakhras.

"We always like to compete with each other so us going together motivates us and we push each other to go," said 15-year-old Sam Alakhras.

Going to the gym just once a week is acceptable. The personal trainers at Parkwest Fitness say don't push yourself too hard. It takes patience and a whole lot of perspiration. But results will come.

"When it comes to fitness, ninety percent of it is the diet and the lifestyle outside the gym," said front desk assistant Brenden Kuxhausen. "The ten percent and honestly the easiest part can be coming in to do the work."

The Alakhras brothers echo that saying the work is doable, but the dieting is tough.

"I love to eat, like I satisfy my boredom with food," said Adam. "It has really been hard to try to resist the sugary foods I may have at home."

"I like junk food obviously, who doesn't, so eating protein and the good vitamins its hard, said Sam."

Whether the hardest part is dieting, hitting the gym or finding that routine that works, there are solutions to help you along the way.

"You know what you need to do and I think you should just go out and do it," said Adam.

"Once you see your progress it motivates you to go further knowing that you'll get stronger and fitter," said Sam.

"Stick with it," said Kuxhausen. "You're going to have good days and bad days, but once you see that end result it's something you can always work for."

"You can always find a friend who will be willing to workout with you and having someone there with you is going to help motivate you a lot more and help you push yourself a little harder each time," said Blumenthal.

Good luck on all your new year's resolutions.

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