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Ireland's gyms will probably be packed from next week

But for how long?

She knows you're only here for January.
She knows you're only here for January.
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GOING TO THE gym and getting healthy are Ireland’s most common New Year’s resolutions.

That is the finding of a new survey conducted by Ipsos MRBI on behalf of Motivation Weight Management.

And, in what may come as a surprise, Irish people aren’t that bad at keeping their resolutions.

When asked if they planned to make a New Year’s resolution for 2015, 49% of Irish people claimed they would make one.

The poll showed that 28% of those who made a resolution in 2014 vowed to shed the pounds and be healthier.

A further 21% vowed to get fit; 18% looked to give up cigarettes; 7% wanted to be better with money and 4% vowed to further their career.

Of those, 58% said they kept their resolution. 60% of those who made a resolution to lose weight and be healthier claimed to have kept their resolution; 66% failed to give up smoking, 61% failed to drink less alcohol and 62% learned to get better with money.

Read: 8 people who aren’t buying your new year fitness resolution

Read: Why you should keep a training log in 2015

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