For many people 2013 marked the year that they would take charge of their health by developing a regular fitness and nutrition regimen. Yet as the month of January quickly passes, oftentimes the new years resolutions begin to fade. The excitement of the holidays is gone and we return to our daily grind. With that can come a myriad of excuses that only work to hinder those once promising commitments we’ve made to ourselves. The notion that one does not have the time or energy to address their health and make positive changes in their daily lives is, quite simply, a lame excuse. Like most things in life, optimal health and wellness is not something that comes without effort. One must commit to an active lifestyle while nourishing their body with wholesome foods. When these positive changes are made and implemented diligently, changes in one’s physique, energy levels and mood can be seen. All too often, people do not allow ample opportunity for these transformations to take shape and they become frustrated and discouraged. The idea is to stay focused on your health and wellness goals and soon enough you will see and feel the great benefits of your resolution. Do not allow anything to stand between you and your desires. You can and will make the time to exercise and prepare clean meals. Persistence is key and when you commit to never quit, each years resolution will become a lifetime commitment that you won’t regret. The road may not be an easy one especially for someone who does not know how to begin a fitness and nutrition routine. Yet no one has to do it alone. Personal trainers and weight loss coaches are trained to assist people in reaching their goals by developing a customized health plan that, when closely adhered to, guarantees successful results. Those who enlist the services of a personal fitness trainer are much more likely to witness strong health transformations as opposed to those who opt to go it on their own. Personal trainers are fitness experts who not only formulate a thorough plan of action but also work to motivate and inspire their clients to achieve their ultimate level of health. When you schedule weekly workout sessions with a personal trainer you are making a solid commitment to implement an exercise plan and it is highly unlikely that you will miss those scheduled sessions. On the other hand, those who decide to casually “hit the gym” after work without a concrete plan will, many times, decide that they are too tired, hungry or busy to workout once 5:00pm rolls around. Personal trainers will not only help you reach your resolution of losing 10, 20 lbs or more, they will train you in a personalized way that enables you to function better in your daily life. As NJ’s premier fitness trainer my ultimate goal each day is to assist clients of all ages in reaching their health goals. For more information about my services or to schedule your free health evaluation, you can reach me directly at 201-370-1710. Remember: quitting is not an option when you hire a personal trainer.