A recent poll shows that, unsurprisingly, one of the top resolutions Americans are making for 2018 is to lose weight.

(The other top resolution for the new year? Be a better person, MaristPoll reports.)

Committing to a regular exercise routine – whether to lose weight or to maintain fitness, or both – can make you feel happier, increase your energy levels and improve your sleep quality, among other benefits, according to Healthline.

Related – Report: Connecticut is the sixth 'skinniest' state

If losing weight or exercising more (or both!) is among your New Year's resolutions, we're here to help. We turned to Yelp to find the top-rated gyms in southwestern Connecticut.

According to Yelp users, the relatively new workout craze Orangetheory is among the best the fitness world has to offer in the region. Two studios – Fairfield and Norwalk – topped the list of the 20 highest rated gyms in the area.

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Orangetheory's – well – theory is that participants workout for one hour, and continues to burn calories for 36 hours. The group workout features heart rate-based interval training that can be tailored to a person's fitness level. Learn more about Orangetheory workouts here.

One Yelper's thoughts on Orangetheory Fitness in Norwalk: "'Very impressed with OT! Great workout, and fun. The front desk staff was very accommodating and friendly, totally makes the first visit much less intimidating. The class instructor Anthony was really nice and helpful... Not to mention very knowledgeable! He walked me through the workout before class started and was nice enough to introduce me to the class and compliment me at the end! They really go above and beyond for their members; I will definitely be back."

Take a look at the gallery above to find a top-rated gym near you – and good luck with those New Year's resolutions.