50% of Americans feel intimidated by the gym,
36% say that running outside is more intimidating than starting an exercise routine.
31% admit to feeling anxious when just thinking about trying to get in shape.
32% of those polled felt uneasy while working out near someone they thought was “extremely fit,” and…
17% said they feel intimidated when exercising in front of a member of the opposite sex.
48% of those questioned feel “intimidated” by the sheer number of classes and group workout activities
offered at their gyms.
37% of those who have never exercised believe they are too unhealthy to even start working out.
Yet, those who do go to the gym and develop a routine that fits their lifestyle are not always satisfied.
40% of this group reporting that they’ve reached a physical plateau.