Most People Cringe at the Mere Idea of Exercising

But what if it were actually fun and you got results quickly and felt better?

Search the internet for reasons why people hate to exercise and here’s just some of what you’ll find: 1) It hurts, 2) I don’t know what to do, 3) I don’t want to embarrass myself in front of others, 4) I don’t like feeling sore the next day, 5) It’s intimidating, 6) It’s boring, 7) I tried, but I didn’t get good results, 8) I don’t have the time, 9) I don’t like to sweat, and 10) I’d rather watch TV.

In an effort to increase activity levels and improve public health, Anytime Fitness has spent the past several years analyzing the reasons why people are reluctant to exercise and devising new programs and strategies to make working out more fun and effective.

The result is a relatively inexpensive package of benefits for new members designed to transform exercise from something that’s dreaded into an energizing habit that more people look forward to.

“The most common complaints that I hear about exercise are ‘I don’t know how to use the equipment; it’s boring; I don’t have the time; and, it hasn’t worked for me in the past,” said Suzanne, Co-Owner of the Anytime Fitness gym in Grand Prairie. “So, we’ve come up with solutions for all of those excuses.”

Among other things, new members who join Anytime Fitness between January 1st and January 12th – for just $1 – will receive:
• A training session – including a personalized fitness assessment, orientation to all of the gym’s equipment and a 30-day “Get Started Plan.”
• Free access to the new Anytime Fitness mobile app. The app features more than 1,000 different workout sessions. So, you can easily find the workouts that are best for you while avoiding boredom with a new workout every day.
• The app also helps you set goals and track your progress – to keep you motivated and to allow you to participate in friendly competitions with workout buddies, if you like.

“Every year, millions of Americans resolve to lead healthier lifestyles, but fewer than 10% achieve their resolutions,” said [Last Name]. “Those who succeed in making big changes are able to do so because they’re receiving excellent coaching and support – and they’re genuinely having fun at the gym. When that happens, suddenly exercise becomes a priority and, somehow, you find time that you didn’t think you had to take care of yourself.”

Among the findings in a recent Anytime Fitness survey of 1,000 adults:
• 9 out of 10 people who have worked out with a fitness coach experienced “positive” results.
• People who work with a fitness coach and who “track” their activity levels are five times as likely to achieve their fitness goals compared to those people who do not.

Taking the first steps toward a healthier lifestyle is the hardest part, Johnson says. After that, it gets a whole lot easier.

“The secret to making big changes is recognizing and appreciating little victories,” Johnson says. Getting started can be scary. But, with the right type of coaching and support, anything is possible.”

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“Most people say the reason they don’t exercise more often is that they don’t have the time,” said Johnson. “How you spend your time and what you do is up to you. But, if you’d like to make positive changes in your life, our gym is a great place to get started. A year from now, you’ll be glad you did.”


About Anytime Fitness
Ranked #1 on Entrepreneur’s prestigious Top Global Franchise list, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with more than 3,700 gyms serving 3,000,000 members on five continents. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient fitness options and friendly, personal service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Gyms are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Belgium, Italy, Sweden, Panama and the Philippines. All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all.