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‘Gymtimidation’ prevents a percentage of Americans from exercising more often, study claims

One in two Americans are found to be intimidated at the thought of exercising in a gym.
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Gymtimidation is real: One in two Americans are found to be intimidated at the thought of exercising in a gym.

The study of 2,000 Americans viewed the people’s fitness routines, and habits and found that a whopping 50 per cent find the idea of working under other people in a gym environment is a daunting prospect. A further 31 percent admit to feeling anxious when thinking about trying to get in shape generally.

In fact, 48 percent of Americans feel intimidated by the number of fitness exercises and classes.

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The study, carried out by OnePoll in combination with Isopure, examined the fitness habits and trends of 2,000 Americans and found that 37 percent of those who have never worked think they are too unhealthy to even begin with training.

When it comes to the intimidation factor, not only in the gym where this feeling predominates. Thirty-six percent shows that running outside is more difficult than starting an exercise routine.

Of the people who have conquered their fears, 47 percent still admit to having feelings of intimidation, while in the gym. And it turns out that 32 percent of people who suffer from harassment at the gym do when they train in the vicinity of someone who is very fit. A further 17 percent experience harassment in the exercise of the in front of the other gender, while another 15 percent experience harassment during their actual exercise routine.

But it is not only the training that Americans are intimidated by. It turns out that 48 percent is not a healthy food or drink choices, while the other 45 percent complain that they find it too difficult to eat healthy.

Thirty-two percent of people who suffer from harassment at the gym do when they train in the vicinity of someone who is very suitable, and 17 percent experience harassment in the exercise of the in front of the other gender, the study finds.
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Even those that do have a fitness routine feel stuck in a rut. Two in five of those surveyed admitted to feeling had reached a physical plateau.

“Consistency in your fitness plan is fundamental to get results, but eventually the body adapts and plateaus can occur. A fresh activity or workout routine can help break you out of the fitness routine by forcing you to adapt,” says Isopure General Manager, Jonathan Thompson.

For those who have a workout routine, 38 percent of the movement of their body in the same way and never switch. In fact, 23% are not happy or satisfied with their fitness regime.

But why are people not changing things when it comes to their exercises? If it turns out that 22 percent don’t actually know the best exercise for their body type, while an additional 18 percent just don’t like change in general. Other reasons to hold on to a sub-par fitness regime included sticking with what has given them positive results in the past (13 percent), harassment by all the machines in the gym (11 percent) and the fear of gaining weight (6 percent).

Get stuck in a gym rut can be a result of a number of things. Forty-eight percent of those who have been feeling stuck in a rut, it is revealed that she has not seen a change in their body, while another 41 per cent admit that they have noticed that they have a plateau with their weight.

Americans who are stuck in the gym gullies are also beginning to notice their body changing in a negative way. Forty percent of the people to be stuck in a gym rut appeared that they have noticed that they have gained weight, without changing their eating habits. Another 39 percent admitted to not seeing an improvement in their strength or cardiovascular ability as a sign of being stuck in a fitness routine.

“Often, people are not only find themselves in a fitness routine, they are also faced with fatigue when it comes to their meals and supplementation,” says Isopure Brand Manager, Jonathan Ochoa.

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Most intimidating activities:

  • Lifting weights 39 percent
  • Running outside 36 percent
  • The start of an exercise routine 35 percent
  • It goes to a yoga lesson 35 percent
  • Playing a sport (recreational) 34 percent

Top times harassment strikes:

  • Exercising near someone who is very suitable to 32 percent
  • Practice in front of the other gender, and with 17 percent
  • During my exercise to 15 percent
  • Wake up to be in the gym 14 percent
  • In the free weights section, a 10 percent

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