Resolution Absolution

Seventeen ways to keep your new year's resolutions

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id you make a new year’s resolution? We did. We promised to use fewer statistics. Unfortunately, only 12 percent of people who make new year’s resolutions keep them, even though 52 percent are confident they will. Research at the University of Scranton (seriously) found that 40 to 45 percent of Americans make one or more resolutions each year (including to not make fun of Scranton). Of those, 75 percent make it past the first week, 71 percent past the first two weeks, 64 percent past one month, and 46 percent past six months. The top resolutions are about weight loss, exercise, quitting smoking, and saving money. And not using statistics. D’oh! Here are some secrets to help you join the successful fitness resolutionaries in the new year:

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Mellow yoga in a suburban backyard

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A one-on-one workout with a veteran boxing coach

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How to get into one of Boston’s best gyms for free

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The underground races of elite runners

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The most interesting cycling club you’ve never seen

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Can you handle one of the area’s biggest climbing walls? Can you even find it?

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A yoga class that moves to hip hop

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A social workout on the river

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Rowing for the rest of us

 

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Fitness at a fraction of the price

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Learn a world of dance, without leaving town.

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Hot yoga at a healthy price

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A full-service yoga studio in a peaceful ‘burb

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A cutting-edge fitness center with low fees

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A yoga studio that’s all about slowing down

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An indoor trampoline park in the city

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A dodgeball league with lots of drinking

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