The Top 9 Reasons New Year's Resolutions Fail (And How to Beat Them)

Is your New Year's resolution doomed to fail? Learn how to stay on track with New Year's resolution advice from some of the fitness industry's top minds.

Fail #1: Falling For a Fad

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Fail #1: Falling For a Fad

Oftentimes, a new fitness craze that promises big results in less time can cause fitness-minded folks to stall in their tracks. According to Jon Goodman, personal trainer, author and founder of fitness industry hub ThePTDC.com, newbie exercisers are especially susceptible to "the unfortunate misbelief that they are not working out the right way." That, plus the fear that they'll "look stupid" by not knowing the latest trends, can be enough to drive people away from gym.

Overcome It: Pretty much every workout is effective at something (activity is always better than inactivity), so don't get caught up in the latest workout trend or worry about what others think. "Pick a workout, any workout, then put your head down and complete it," Goodman says.

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Oftentimes, a new fitness craze that promises big results in less time can cause fitness-minded folks to stall in their tracks. According to Jon Goodman, personal trainer, author and founder of fitness industry hub ThePTDC.com, newbie exercisers are especially susceptible to "the unfortunate misbelief that they are not working out the right way." That, plus the fear that they'll "look stupid" by not knowing the latest trends, can be enough to drive people away from gym.

Overcome It: Pretty much every workout is effective at something (activity is always better than inactivity), so don't get caught up in the latest workout trend or worry about what others think. "Pick a workout, any workout, then put your head down and complete it," Goodman says.

Get started with STACK's Workout Guides.


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