Pre-packing your gym essentials will make you more likely to finish the workout routine — Survey

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  • A survey has found that 3 out of 10 people did not go to the gym because they did not have a gym essential
  • Out of the 2,000 respondents, 37 percent said they did not finish the routine because they left something
  • Nineteen percent have also lied about going to the gym

Is going to the gym a New Year’s Resolution you are finding hard to keep as early as the first month of the year? A survey found that packing your gym bag with all your essentials will help you more likely to finish a workout.

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The survey was conducted by OnePoll for Gatorade to find out the successes and failures of going to the gym. They also wanted to know what gym-goers had to have so they would finish the entire gym session.

Among the 2,000 respondents, 37 percent said they did not finish the routine because they left something, while 3 out of 10 did not go to the gym at all because they did not have a gym essential.

Asked what items they consider workout essentials, 83 percent said sneakers, followed by workout bottoms (70 percent), socks (3 percent), hydration (67 percent), and workout top (64 percent).

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Half of the participants also admitted they would not be able to finish the routine without their favorite songs playing to keep them occupied. Composing the list of their top gym music choice are “Another One Bites the Dust” by Queen, “Back in Black” by ACDC, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, “Born in the U.S.A” by Bruce Springsteen, “Dancing Queen” by ABBA, “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin, “Roar” by Katy Perry, and “Truth Hurts” by Lizzo.

OnePoll also found that 19 percent of the respondents admitted lying about working out with 37 percent saying that they did it in order to convince somebody that they were busy. Some (35 percent) lied about it because they wanted to impress someone, and 31 percent used gym as an excuse because they were shy to admit what they were actually doing.

They also found excuses for ditching the gym. More than half (58 percent) said they were too tired, 51 percent had other things to do, 30 percent just did not want to go, 21 percent made up an excuse, while 21 percent spent too much time at work.