GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Jan. 1 kicks off Life Time's sixth annual Commitment Day 5K.

The goal of the event is to help people start the new year off on the right foot -- literally -- with regard to their health.

Dan Kenney from Life Time Fitness has three keys to success for people to reach their New Year's commitments.

  • Know it. Achieving fitness goals is more than just logging hours in a gym. Nutrition, stress, sleep and recovery all play a critical role. Understanding how your body works and what it needs is the first step in identifying the right goal to get you where you want to go.
  • Nourish it. No health- or fitness-related goal can be achieved without properly fueling your body and understanding what kind of nutrients you need – and don't need. If you're not sure you're getting the right nourishment in your diet, or what foods don't work for you, you can meet with a professional who can help you understand how to best nourish your body.
  • Move it. It comes down to sweat equity. It's easy to pick a number you want to see on the scale, but the amount of effort required to make it happen can be daunting, especially if you're not seeing regular rewards along the way. You need the right motivation propelling you forward in order to silence the barriers between you and success.

Register now for the Commitment Day 5K and receive 30 percent off the current price of $35. Use promo code ICOMMIT. Ticket includes a T-shirt, race bib, 5K medal and brunch social after the run – (takes place at 10 a.m. at Life Time's Chanhassen, Coon Rapids, Lakeville and St. Louis Park locations).

To help people keep their New Year's health commitments, all Life Time locations will also host Commit to Fit events throughout January, where members and nonmembers alike are welcome to come learn from experts and check out programming and facilities to keep them engaged and motivated all year.