Friday, March 25, 2005

Fitness Poll Says Initial Workout Pivotal to Getting in Shape

Fitness Poll Says Initial Workout Pivotal to Getting in Shape

250,000 kickstart first workout free.

New York, NY (PRWEB) September 4, 2007

GymTicket. com, the leading health club search engine, asked 10,000 people who are thinking about joining a gym why they hadn’t started working out yet – and 65% answered that conjuring up enough motivation for their first workout is the hardest part to getting back into shape. Other contributing factors people indicated was that they couldn’t find the time, and only 10% said it was because they disliked exercise too much. A large amount of respondents thought the hardest part of getting started was literally getting started with their first workout.

“The results of this survey indicate the significant role the initial workout plays in starting and maintaining a regular fitness regiment,” said Jeff Rutstein, fitness expert, owner of Custom Fitness, and author of "Rutstein on Fitness." “After the ice is broken, each workout becomes a little easier – so making that first workout as convenient as possible is key to launching a healthier you.”

To help as many people as possible ease into their first workout, GymTicket. com gives away free passes for over 2,000 top-tiered health clubs, fitness clubs and gyms across the country. Since its launch in March, the company has given away 250,000 free “ice-breaker” workouts.

“This survey underscores the biggest hurdle to getting fit: your first workout,” said Howard Lerman, CEO of GymTicket. com. “We’ve set out to make getting your first workout as easy as possible and have helped hundreds of thousands of people do so already.”

About GymTicket. com
GymTicket. com is the leading online destination for people looking to join gyms or health clubs. Users can view information, pictures, and details about local gyms and access guest passes and exclusive discounts for over 2,000 gyms across the county.

Brian Distelburger
Www. gymticket. com