Hindrances for health club membership 2014

The statistic shows the results of a survey concerned with the reasons why people don't join a health club. 27 percent of respondents say they don't join a health club because they can exercise for free somewhere else.

What keeps you from joining a health club now?*

Percentage of respondents
Too expensive / cannot afford it54%
I exercise somewhere else for free27%
No time18%
I do not exercise18%
I would feel out of place17%
I participate in another type of exercise outside the health club13%
There is no health club located close to me12%
It's too crowded10%
Nobody I know goes to a health club9%
I don't know what I would do there9%
I have an injury / surgery / other condition and therefore cannot join a health club9%
I am too out of shape to even think about it8%
I am not sure there is someone there to guide3%
I might hurt myself3%
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Release date

May 2015


United States

Survey time period


Number of respondents

1,000 respondents

Age group

16 years and older

Method of interview

Online interview

Supplementary notes

* Multiple answers were allowed.

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