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Dublin: 1 °C Wednesday 17 January, 2018

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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