It's the first day of the new year, so some people across central Georgia are already hitting the gym as part of their new year's resolutions. 

We want to make sure you stick to your goals in 2019.

"Exercising is good for your mind, body, and soul," David Harden said. 

He fell short on losing weight in 2018 due to medical issues he was dealing with.

"I just started coming back about two weeks ago," Harden said. 

He is biking into the new year with a new attitude.

"The more you exercise, I feel as though you stay out of the doctor's office," Harden said.

Trainer Josh Gonzalez with Kinetix Health Club says he will also see new members. 

"There are so many people that come starting in January saying they want to get that body," Gonzalez said.

Gonzalez says right now is a busy time for all gyms, but before you jump on the treadmill, you should consider changing your diet. 

"Make sure you are staying with grilled chicken, fish, lean ground beef, brown rice, sweet potatoes," Gonzalez said.

While also throwing in these at home workouts.

"You can grab cans (canned goods), water bottles, you can do some Burpees, things that are going to get your heart rate up," Gonzalez said.

He added it is not all just about working out, you also have to be mentally prepared to lose weight in this new year.

"You have to make those change gradually," said Lisa Seneker, the assistant director of the Wellness Center. 

Seneker says setting realistic goals is the key to losing weight.

"You have to know what you want to do, you cannot just say, 'I'm going to lose ten pounds' and it is going to magically happen. You have to have a way to do that," Seneker said.

Back at Kinetix Health Club, Harden says these are tips he can use to make sure he starts 2019 off the right way.

"You get out and start doing some exercising, it will make your life a whole lot better and I do not have to worry about so much of the aches and pains," he said.