Top of Utah residents are resolved to make the new year their best yet.
On Thursday, shopping areas were full not only of customers, but also people looking to make lifestyle changes in 2011.
Layton resident Andy Schmucker works at The Body Evolution, a nutrition supplement store in the Layton Hills Mall. He said New Year's is typically the time when new fitness goals are made.
"I haven't specifically heard anyone talking about New Year's resolutions when they buy stuff, but I'm sure that's on people's minds right now," he said.
"With our store and the things we offer, a lot of people are probably coming by here looking to get into shape for the upcoming year."
Schmucker, who also works out regularly at the Cross Roads Fitness gym, 70 S. Fairfield Road, said when the new calendars come out, so do the gym rats.
"You see it every year around this time," he said. "The gym will be packed and every machine will be full for a few weeks or a month. Then, around the end of February, things start dwindling down and it's right back where it was before the new year. Fitness seems to be a big resolution for a lot of people."
Schmucker said he resolves to stay healthy and fit through the next year.
North Salt Lake resident Jimmy Evans said he sets resolutions every year.
"It's something I try to do every year," he said. "Usually, I've broken every one of them by Jan. 15, but it's still something I try to do."
This year, Evans said, he wants to learn a new proficiency, listen twice as much as he talks, and last but not least, be able to slam dunk a basketball on a regulation-sized hoop.
Brigham City resident Danielle Simpson works in Layton and said her goals for the new year can be summed up with one word.
"Deliver," Simpson said. "I want to deliver in everything I do, whether that's as a friend, daughter or employee. I want to excel and deliver my best at all times."
Simpson said her resolution, although seemingly vague, also carries some very specific meaning.
"I'm pregnant and I'm due in September, so that's another way I want to deliver," she said. "I want to deliver a healthy, happy baby into the world."
Clearfield sisters Rachelle and Kaitlyn Atwood said they both have pondered ways to improve themselves next year.
"I want to be less judgmental of people," Rachelle said. "It's extremely hard to do sometimes, but I think it's something to work toward."
Kaitlin said she also has big plans for 2011.
"I want to be less sarcastic and take things more serious," she said. "I actually want to do a lot of things now that I am thinking about it. I guess now is as good a time to start as any."