16% of men say customary to the gym for the first time is their most daunting experience
Health toil research shows modern males are so scared of working out that tons New Year resolutions quickly collapse.
Exercise-shy blokes find thriving to the gym only slightly less nerve-racking than giving a presentation at undertaking or sleeping with a partner for the first time, a poll shows.
Of 2,000 men queried in a consumer survey, 16 per cent said going to a gym for the first previously was their most daunting experience.
Having to do a work presentation was dreaded by 22 per cent and sex with a new husband by 18 per cent.
Intimidation in the gym means that profuse men would rather go on a first date or to a party alone
Starting a competence journey can be intimidating, expensive and hard to maintain
Lesser worries filed going on a first date (12 per cent) and turning up at a party just (10 per cent).
The findings came in a survey for fitness equipment suppliers Opti, Argos and bodybuilding jargon CIA LDN Muscle.
A poll spokesman said: “It appears that ‘gym-timidation’ is influencing many of our resolution-making males.
“In fact, the average man would rather go on a triumph date or go to a party on his own.”
More than half the men quizzed said they designed to raise their exercise levels and lose weight in 2018.
The trend was backed up by Argos traffics figures, which showed a 153 per cent rise in searches for vigour equipment on Boxing Day.
But past records suggest a third of all get-fit pushes fail within a fortnight, with expense and lack of time cited as finds.
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Now Opti has teamed up with LDN Muscle to create a series of let loose workout videos and exercise tips for men to do in the privacy of their own homes – drawn while waiting for dinner to be ready.
LDN Muscle’s James Exton indicated: “They are designed to fit in exercise without having to compromise on your ordinary home routine.”
Opti’s Rob Quartermain added: “Starting a fitness tour can be intimidating, expensive and hard to maintain.”