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ESSA flags that Australians don’t need a gym membership to be active
Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) has used reports that Australians are wasting $1.8 billion per year on gym memberships to highlight people can keep active outside of the gym.
Referring to a survey by Finder that found of the 30% of Australians who have a gym membership, only half are using it regularly and concerned that almost 1.5 million Australians are paying for gym memberships used less than once a week, ESSA member and Accredited Exercise Scientist, Nardine Presland stated “joining a gym can be an excellent motivator, however, some people simply don’t enjoy training in that environment, and if you don’t enjoy something, you just won’t stick to it.
Presland advises that rather than just giving up on exercise, people should trial different types of exercise until they find something that’s right for you that you enjoy.
She advises “everyone is different, and one size definitely doesn’t fit all. If the gym isn’t for you, try something else (and) don’t be afraid to mix up your routine.”
ESSA’s Exercise Right initiative offers a wide range of blogs and tips on being active without a gym membership - aiming to inspire and educate all Australians to be healthier and more active.
For more information go to www.exerciseright.com.au
25th September 2018 - Australians wasting $1.8 billion a year on unused gym memberships
12th March 2018 - Australian fitness industry revenues to grow to $2.4 billion by 2022/23
18th January 2018 - Fitness Australia’s Bill Moore flags industry challenges for 2018
28th September 2017 - ESSA highlights how physical activity is beneficial for all ages
26th September 2017 - ESSA Relaunches Exercise Right for Kids
24th March 2017 - Fitness industry benefits from decline in sport participation
8th February 2017 - ESSA concern over falling fitness levels among Australian children
9th November 2016 - Bushwalking and shopping rank as most popular Australian holiday activities
31st October 2016 - Exercise Right showcases strong women in latest celebrity exercise campaign
3rd February 2016 - Massive growth in bushwalking as ‘green exercise’ and holiday activity
22nd January 2015 - Australians spending $8.5 billion annually on fitness
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