New Year’s Resolutions and how to make them happen in 2024

Ah yes, it’s that lovely time of the year for gyms when the doors get flooded with new comers hoping this will be the year they finally do what they resolved to do 3 years ago.

I read a statistic that 90% of new year’s resolutions will be abandoned within the first couple months. Having been a personal trainer for a minute to two, I can tell you this is likely the case. People flood the gyms in January and February, then in March and April it’s much less people. And no it’s not because they achieved their goal that quickly like in my 12 week transformations.

Daniel's 12 week transformation from personal training at Eric Moss Fitness
Daniel’s 12 week transformation at Eric Moss Fitness

No usually it’s because people get frustrated or overwhelmed, life gets in the way, you name it.

A lot of times I think people kind of have an idea of what to do, but it’s vague and vagueness leads to paralysis by analysis. One of the key things is to have an actionable plan in place.

In my personal training studio in Boonton, we train more than just the body. We train the mind via life coaching which I build into the sessions. When I ask about resolutions (not relating to training, because I have that part taken care of) I’ll follow it up with “What’s a framework you can put into place that can ensure success?”

A framework should have actionable steps and a lot of times the first one can be simple. As an example, one person said they want a better relationship with one of their parents. Complicated goal, simple actionable step. Find a qualified therapist who can help resolve past trauma.

In the case of learning to play guitar, you could download Yousician and simply follow the steps consistently.

And of course the only shortcut to the top is to hire a coach that can guide you, make real time corrections to make sure you stay on course until your dream becomes you new reality.

If you need my help, I offer a free trial at my personal training studio in Boonton. Right now early afternoons and Thursday mornings have availability. Just text me at 973 476 5328 to get started.

Eric Moss is a personal trainer in Boonton and moonlights as a world-record-holding modern-day professional performing strongman, author, and motivational speaker. In the tradition of the strongmen more common during the turn of the century, he performs feats of strength such as bending steel and breaking chains as part of a live show and travels across the country doing presentations on goal achievement for corporations, associations, nonprofits, and government entities as well as for schools and universities. His personal training studio is located on Main Street in Boonton New Jersey and is close to Mountain Lakes, Denville, Montville, Butler, and Parsippany New Jersey.

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