MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Are you ready for swimsuit season? A recent study across America suggests no, and that people say they need to make hitting the gym a higher priority.
A study done by Anytime Fitness released Wednesday said that more than 70 percent of Americans would rather go to the dentist, do their taxes, sit in the middle aisle of an airplane or visit their in-laws than go shopping for a swimsuit.
The survey noted that nearly 60 percent of women and 46 percent of men say they feel they’re not prepared for swimsuit season. They cite their stomach as their biggest problem area. About 30 percent of women said their “trouble spot” is nearly everything, compared to 12 percent of men.
Almost a third of women say they plan on wearing full body cover-ups when at the beach or the pool, and 20 percent of all responders said they plan to avoid the beach altogether.
More than 50 percent of women surveyed also said they need to hit the gym more often, compared to 34 percent of men surveyed. A quarter of women say a personal trainer will help get them in better shape, while one-fifth of men said they look for an affordable gym.
According to the women surveyed, their top reason for getting in shape is to “look good,” while for other reasons include being more active and feeling stronger.
Anytime Fitness conducted the online survey of 1,000 adults ages 18-and-up this month.