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:
Yes 55%
No 45%

For those who answered YES, this is
  the  ____ time I’ve made this resolution.
first 24%
second 52%
third 14%
I’ve lost count 10%

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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%
de-stress 24%
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%
cardio 24%
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%

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