6 Reasons Why People Don’t Meet Their Fitness Goals — Even With a Gym Membership

Month after month, millions of Americans see a recurring charge on their bank statement for their gym membership. Week after week, they see the same people at their regular fitness classes. All too often, what they don’t see, despite all their money and time spent, is results.

Many of us have been there, and almost all of us have seen someone we care about struggle with this ongoing challenge. Why is it so difficult to reach our health and fitness goals, when we feel like we’re putting in our best efforts? Why are we wasting time and money on strategies that don’t work? Below, we’ll talk a little about each of the most common reasons we’ve heard for why our clients have been unsuccessful at other gyms. Do any of them apply to you today?

Not Adhering to Schedules and Workouts

Fitness is a commitment, and it requires regular work and dedication. However, even the most dedicated gym-goers know that life happens, and sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. Make the best effort possible to stick to your plans, but it’s important to build some flexibility into your routine so that one missed workout doesn’t derail your entire schedule for weeks.

Not Enough Attention from Trainers at the Gym

Many larger gyms bulk up on members and keep a small staff in order to keep costs down. This leads to members not getting the personal attention that they need to see measurable results. Professional guidance can help members achieve their goals, as well as make sure that everyone is working out safely.

Not Knowing What To Do

Many gym-goers simply don’t know what to do when they get to the gym. They can be easily overwhelmed by all of the options and equipment. Without proper guidance, many people will do workouts that they have done in the past, even if those workouts never yielded great results.

“It’s Better Than Nothing”

While it’s technically true that in most cases, some exercise is better than no exercise, this attitude is not one that will lead to reaching your goals. Besides, is it really better than nothing if you’re wasting your time and seeing no changes?

Bigger Gyms Just Want Money

We all need money to survive, gyms included. But many of the larger chain gyms make their money by increasing their volume and not their quality. Once they get you to sign up, they don’t care if you come back and get the results you want.

All of these factors combined lead to people not achieving their desired health and fitness goals, and are a big part of the reason why 67% of gym memberships go unused. Most gyms don’t care whether or not their clients show up and are happy, as long as they pay their dues.

At RebelFit NH, we do things differently. As a smaller local gym, we care about each of our clients and want to help you reach your goals. If you’re ready to make a change and get out of your comfort zone to go after the fitness level you’ve always wanted, stop by or give us a call today.