Monday, March 25, 2019

Half Of Americans Battle ‘Gymtimidation,’ Afraid Of Working Out In Front Of Others

By Study Finds, March. 23, 2019

NEW YORK — Getting to the gym is a tall task for many adults, but once there, feeling comfortable enough to start working out may be even more of a challenge. A survey of 2,000 Americans found that about half expressed fear of working out in front of others.

The survey, sponsored by protein drink-maker Isopure, found that exercising is a daunting experience for adults who aren’t gym rats. “Gymtimidation” may sound silly, but as many as 50% say it’s a phenomenon they experience when around others at their fitness club. Nearly a third (32%) of respondents report feelings of intimidation when working out near someone who is in excellent shape. Another 17% say they grow intimidated when exercising in front of someone of the opposite sex.
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