Dana & Jayson | Workout Excuses

The top reasons Americans give up on the gym...

January 16, 2019

With 2019 barely a few weeks old, Dana & Jayson understand that getting to the gym is hard. Really hard. Considering the majority of people give up on their resolutions by January 12th, and we find ourselves past the point of no return, nobody was surprised people are dropping like flies. To give misery some company, yesterday on Alt 949, D&J broke down the list of the top excuses Americans use to NOT go to the gym. Check out the list below, and let us know what category you fall into. 

 

TOP 10 REASONS AMERICANS DON’T EXERCISE MORE FREQUENTLY

I don't have time                                  42%

I don't have the motivation                  35%

I don't like exercising                           25%

Work gets in the way                           23%

I feel too old                                         23%

I don't see results                                22%

Don't have equipment at home            21%

It's too expensive                                 20%

It's inconvenient                                   19%

Gym is too far away                              18%

 

TOP 10 REASONS AMERICANS SKIP PLANNED WORKOUTS

Too tired                               56%

Too much work to do           36%

It's already late                    30%

The weather is too bad        28%

Ate too much                       23%

Stayed late at work              22%

Would rather watch Netflix  15%

It's dark                                12%

Bad traffic                            12%

Workout buddy canceled     11%

 

HOW AMERICANS WOULD FEEL IF THEY EXERCISED MORE REGULARLY

More energetic  68%

More motivated 64%

Happier         59%

More focused 59%

Less stressed 57%

Less likely to fall ill 53%

Less tired 52%

More successful 48%

More outgoing 42%