COLDER weather encourages people to work out, according to a Fitness First survey, which claims only six per cent of gymgoers would be deterred by bad weather.
According to the operator, October and November are the most popular winter months to visit the gym, with 30 per cent more visits compared to December.
In addition to getting ready for the party season, the survey uncovered that new year's resolutions play a large part in getting people motivated and, encouragingly, most people stick to them.
Compared to December, visit rates increased by over 30 per cent in January and continued to rise in February, with members consistently visiting the gym at least once or twice a week.
Head of fitness at Fitness First Lee Matthews said: "Our trainers are always encouraging members to get into a fitness routine so it's great to see that gymgoers aren't being dissuaded by the chilly weather during Winter.
“Our Zumba classes are increasingly popular throughout November and December; they're great practice for festive party season and really get the heart pumping. Contrastingly, our hot yoga classes are a perfect way to get out of the cold weather and relax, focusing on mental and physical strength."
Go backPosted on 27th November 2013