The Pulse: A Survey of Residents' Fitness Habits
This month, after the overindulgences of the holiday season, we asked you about your fitness habits and aspirations.
I hate to work out because...
I don’t like other people staring at me while I pant away on the treadmill. I’m too busy. No matter how much I try, my waist size stays the same. I have bad genetics. I’m too lazy! It always hurts the
next day. I get too concerned over how much the guy next to me has already done.
I made getting fit/getting in better shape
one of my New Year’s resolutions this year:
For those who answered YES, this is
the ____ time I’ve made this resolution.
I’ve lost count 10%
I prefer to work out…
…at a gym/health club 45%
…at home 37%
…at an on-site gym at work 18%
My main reason for working out is to...
lose weight 32%
improve health/prevent issues 18%
look good in that outfit I love 15%
pick up a hot girl/guy at the gym 11%
My main type of exercise is:
lifting weights 29%
playing sports 18%
circuit machines 16%
martial arts 8%
clicking the remote control 5%
That expensive piece of exercise
equipment I bought last year…
…has been repurposed as a
napping place for the cat 42%
…is a good plan B when I don’t feel
like schlepping to the gym 37%
...has been getting a workout
from me 21%
What motivates me the most when it comes to working out is…
…working out with a buddy 34%
…my significant other’s nagging 21%
…watching exercise videos 18%
…the camaraderie at the gym 11%
…that pint of Ben & Jerry’s waiting
for me in the freezer 16%