Kevin Hart’s New Year’s Resolution: “Get More People To Run”

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When it comes to celebrity New Year’s resolutions, Kevin Hart sets the bar high – vowing to spread his love for health and fitness, across the globe!

As fans may already know, the actor has been popping up in cities across the country, running impromptu 5Ks with hundreds, even thousands of fans. Only, according to the Get Hard star, what was once a hobby — which he kicked off a couple of years ago due to the high demand he put on his body doing stand-up — is now a movement.

“This year I’m going to try to get more people to run,” the 37-year-old recently told People. “It will be 5ks, 10ks, thinking about doing a half-marathon and a marathon. I put my action behind my words. It’s beach workouts, it’s runs, it will probably be bike rides. I mix it up and constantly keep it new, fresh and effective. The best way to top it is just doing what you did and try to do it better.”

While he admits getting his hands dirty wasn’t “something I did as a kid or that I did in high school — it’s something that as an adult I started, and I struggled with it in the beginning, but I stayed true to it and got better and better, and now I just love it.”

So much so, that the funnyman, who dropped nearly 20 pounds last year alone for his role in Central Intelligence alongside Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, admits the most rewarding aspect about his 5k races has been seeing firsthand the impact they’ve had.