What keeps you from joining a health club now?*

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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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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.
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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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