This month begins a new year, and with a new year comes resolutions. We all have done it. We resolve to make a difference in our lives and this time it will happen. And then it doesn’t. Statistics show that approximately 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution. Of that, approximately half of them are weight loss-related New Year’s Resolutions. Problem is, only 8% of New Year’s Resolutioners are successful. This means that of the 51.5 million Americans who resolve to lose weight each year, only 4 million reach the goal they are looking for. The reason for this, many professionals believe, is accountability. Once the struggle begins for us, we lose focus and make excuses for why we can’t stay the course.
The good news is if you’ve resolved to lose weight in 2017, you’re not alone in the struggle. For one, there are 51.5 million other people focused on doing the same, so this challenging task is being taken on by many others. For another, Ultima has declared 2017 the Year of Accountability. We want to help you be one of the 8% who are successful. Those same statistics that show only 8% are successful at losing the weight show that people who stay on track for 3 months are 300% more likely to reach the goal they are shooting for. So, Ultima’s focus is to keep you accountable for at least 12 weeks, no matter when you start, to help you achieve what you want to achieve. It’s our commitment to you.
Here’s what is available to you every day at Ultima to help you stay accountable.
Everyone thinks they know how good Fitness Specialists can be for their New Year’s Resolution. But did you know that people who work with a Fitness Specialist are 3 times more likely to make behavior changes, significantly improve their fitness levels, and reach the goals they set with the professional? Simply working with someone who holds you accountable and increases the effectiveness of your exercise plan cuts your failure rate by 2/3. That’s astounding! So if you’re thinking about retaining someone to help, the Fitness Specialists at Ultima are the best in Wellington.
So many of us simply don’t know what to eat. We may think we do, but we really don’t. A weekly meal plan and nutritional counseling are as essential to reaching your weight loss goal as exercising properly. This is why Ultima has a Registered Dietician on staff, to educate and provide guidance to members and non-members who are focused on getting, and staying, healthy. A Registered Dietician understands the differences each person has, whether a clinical problem or otherwise, so proper strategies can be put in place for each individual. We are all different, so cookie-cutter meal plans from a book or downloaded from a free blog are more than likely not going to work. Just like having a different finger print, people have different nutritional needs. A Registered Dietician is a specialist who knows what it will take for you to achieve, safely and quickly.
As some members know, Ultima has its very own mobile app that is available for free to download from either app store. What many don’t know, is that Ultima’s mobile app allows you to record all of your workouts, participate in member challenges to keep you excited, and rewards you for simply doing the things you need to do to be successful on this journey. We believe this can be the secret weapon you can use to reach your goal. What other club does that? Not many, and none in Wellington. So, if you haven’t used the app yet, visit the Front Desk and ask them to help you set it up. It comes with your membership, so take advantage of a tool that can help you be successful.
Don’t let your New Year’s Resolution in 2017 slip away. You don’t have to try to make it on your own. Ultima is here to help.