Let's Get Physical: America's Resolution To Stay Fit
- With the fridge finally free of holiday leftovers, most Americans make the dreaded resolution to shed the pesky pounds they inevitably gained over the last few months. Vowing to be in better shape than the year before,
adults swear their fitness oaths loud and clear at local gyms. But how many actually stick to this popular resolution? Read on to find out how Americans plan to keep their bellies firm and their resolutions intact.
- 74 percent of US adults don't plan to get a new gym membership or renew an existing one this year.
- Members only. Of those US adults who have gym memberships, their frequency at the gym varies: 1) Go to the gym once a week or more - 53%; 2) Said they go to the gym once a day - 13%; 3) Go less than once per
month - 10%.
- Who's in better shape? Men are significantly more likely to go to the gym than women: 1) 78% of men said they go to the gym; 2) 67% of women said they go to the gym.
- Fitness by dollars. More than half of US adults who have gym memberships are paying less than $50 a month to be a gym member: 1) 95% pay $50 or less for their membership each month; 2) 15% pay more than $51
for their membership each month.
- 25 percent of US adults interested in losing weight would spend more money on a personal trainer.
- More women (28 percent) than men (22 percent) would be willing to shell out extra cash for a personal trainer to lose weight.
- Don't be a quitter. Not all Americans manage to keep their resolution for the entire year. 7 percent of US adults who signed up for a gym membership as a New Year's resolution quit in less than a year: 1) 9% of
fitness resolution makers quit within the first month; 2) 15% of fitness resolution makers quit by February; 3) 70% of fitness resolution makers quit within 4 months.
Once Auld Lang Syne plays every year, many people change gears and focus on getting in shape and losing weight. Unfortunately a lot of U.S. adults may not make it to the finish line. This time around the recession doesn’t
seem to have much to do with America's lack of exercise, as most pay less than $50 dollars a month to be a gym member. This year, as you make your resolution to get in shape, try to make a fitness plan that will last
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