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Keeping your fitness resolution

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LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- A lot of us make plans to hit the gym more frequently in the new year. Snap Fitness says they see a boom in businesses.

"Just since yesterday I've gotten four more (clients)," said Harrison Pollack, a trainer at Snap. "And there's people that are seeking more advice and so there's more people reaching out for advice in reaching their new goals."

However Harrison says he sees some abandon fitness resolutions before January even ends. He says part of the problem is unrealistic expectations.

"Don't make this grandiose statement about your body and then be let down two weeks later when you don't see the change your expecting," Harrison said. "So, small changes and seek advice."

It is possible to succeed in starting a workout regimen. Just ask Tom Greig, he's been going strong for about a year.

"I'm retired and I used to get a good work out everyday and I need this to stay healthy and alive," Tom said.

Tom hits the gym 3 to 4 times a week and combines cardio and weights. Harrison says mixing in resistance training is key to a successful fitness routine.

"And that doesn't mean throwing big weights around and grunting, that just means you imposing an increased stress on your muscles to see them develop," Harrison said.

And no matter what, Tom says just keep pushing yourself.

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