Women prefer to work out at home

Survey reveals that working out has become home-based for most women.

Ians September 07, 2013
You can use your DVD player or gaming console to exercise. PHOTO: FILE


Finding the motivation to go to the gym has become a thing of the past, and issues such as traffic and gym fees are now inapplicable, as most women are opting to work out at home, says a recent survey. Working out has moved from machines at the gym to a yoga mat in the living room, as fitness solutions are becoming more widespread and readily available.

Recent research has revealed that over one-third of female respondents shunned the gym, and chose to work out in the comfort of their own homes, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Also, modern women are opting to save time in travelling to the gym, as traffic and other issues may restrict them from working out on a regular basis. Another one of the main reasons behind this shift is the increase in technology, which has boosted the options of working out at home, using gaming consoles such as the Wii, Android and iOS applications, along with fitness DVDs. Such options are proving to be both cost-effective and successful ways of achieving desirable results. The past few years have also witnessed a rise in the number of celebrity fitness DVDs, with actors such as Bipasha Basu and Shilpa Shetty amongst the list of celebrities who have come out with their own DVDs.

“With increasingly busy lives, people are turning to methods that give them the best results, in the most convenient and cost-effective time. Our 20-minute workout consists of bodyweight exercises that can be performed almost anywhere, with no equipment required,” said Paul Glazby, owner and head trainer at Prime Mover, the new High-intensity interval training (HIIT) inspired fitness App.

“It’s like a fitness class in your pocket, ready to go wherever and whenever you are,” he added. 

Published in The Express Tribune, September 8th, 2013.

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Wanda Einfeldt | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Great article...and so true! I live rurally and never gave it a second thought when I made a decision to start working out again. It was a no-brainer to work out at home with my dvds. If I need a change of pace, I go for walks on our gravel road. I also jumped on our trampoline before some high winds blew it into the cornfield rendering it useless.

Claire | 6 years ago | Reply | Recommend

I totally agree with this article! We don't need to be a member of a gym to get fit. It's not necessary to have a large variety of exercise equipment in order to have an effective workout! Free resources are Scoobys Workshop, exercises without equipment and Fitnessblender on Youtube.

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