Is it time to reset? Our research might suggest so...
Almost a third of us (30%) say that we need some sort of reset in our lives every 1-6 months.
47% of us say that we prioritise making a reset that will benefit our physical health and 43% saying that we do it to benefit our mental health
Just under a quarter of us (24%) have said that we plan to reset the amount of exercise we do in 2022 and 20% will make a change in our diet
London, 19th January 2022: Research published today by gym brand, Snap Fitness 24/7™ reveals that almost a third of Brits (30%) say that we need some sort of reset in our lives every 1-6 months.
The research, aimed to uncover Brits’ attitudes towards their new year reset goals particularly in relation to health and fitness, comes as the gym brand encourages consumers to make achievable and sustainable fitness goals that last throughout the year.
It seems we’re a health-conscious nation, as we’re prioritising both physical and mental health when implementing these changes, with almost half of us (47%) saying that we prioritise making a reset that will benefit our physical health and 43% saying that we do it to benefit our mental health.
Just under a quarter of us (22%) have said that we plan to change the amount of exercise we do in the new year. A reset in our diet (20%) comes in a close second. Almost a third of us, however, (29%) are pretty content and say that we don’t plan to change anything. Here are the things Brits prioritise:
- The amount of exercise we do (22%)
- Our diet (20%)
- The type of exercise we do (16%)
- Our car (11%)
- Our home (11%)
- Our working hours (10%)
- Our hairstyle/colour (10%)
- The company we work for (8%)
- Our relationship status (8%)
- Our job title (8%)
When it comes to our exercised routines, over a third of us (41%) said that we make changes specifically to continue to improve and make progress, with a third of us (33%) citing that we do it to keep motivated.
Males seem more triggered to reset their routine for a boost in confidence and to learn something new. Females make adjustments in their exercise routine to work on different parts of the body, with over 35% of them citing this as their main reason.
There are a few perceived barriers to making changes to exercise routines - 36% of us have earmarked cost as the biggest thing that’s prevented us from making changes, with almost a third (31%) citing lack of confidence, and just over a quarter (27%) citing a lack of time.
A reset seems to have a very positive impact on our health and wellbeing, with over a quarter of us (28% and 27% respectively) saying that making changes help us feel refreshed and motivated.
Behavioural psychologist and member of the British Psychological Society, Jo Hemmings comments: “While New Year is the traditional time for people to make changes and resolutions in their lives, it’s clear from this Snap Fitness research – and fully underpinned by the way that we actually live our lives – that being confined to an annual reset is both restrictive and unnecessary. It’s much healthier for our mental wellbeing to reset our lifestyle habits as and when we feel the urge or the need to do so.
Whether it’s shaking up our exercise routine, altering our diet or changing our job, car or hairstyle, the research reveals that this is a dynamic, ongoing process, influenced by friends, family and media – whether social or in print. Responding to these triggers for change, as and when they happen, is a much more positive approach to our lifestyle, than waiting until a ‘prescribed date’ like Jan 1!”.
Jon Cottam, CEO at Snap Fitness EMEA comments: “January can often be the busiest time of year for gyms, with many members, new and existing, setting fitness orientated new year’s resolutions. These resolutions can provide a great springboard for positive change. That has to be a positive. There are of course however the common pitfalls we frequently see, and want to help our members avoid! Much of this centre’s around the formation of media driven unrealistic outcomes, timelines or unsustainable methods deployed on route to peoples respective goals. This does not mean the new year new me intention is a bad thing, on the contrary, positive change is always good. We therefore place great importance on the responsibility of the gym and the fitness professional to help nurture members through their journey as we navigate these pitfalls together!
At Snap Fitness, we’re focused on supporting members every step of the way regardless of fitness level. For those starting out we know how hard it is to get started and we always try to remove barriers by replacing the perception of gyms as scary and competitive places with a destination that’s far more inclusive and accessible. We’re also focused on helping member keep motivated and provide guidance advise through our teams in club and our new member app.”
The findings coincide with Snap Fitness 24/7™’s’ ‘For the Feeling ethos’, which aims to create a gym culture that is positive and inclusive, encouraging members to set achievable and sustainable goals for 2022 and providing support to achieve these. To find a Snap Fitness 24/7™ gym near you, visit www.snapfitness.co.uk
Notes to Editors
The study was conducted by OnePoll in December 2021 on behalf of Snap Fitness and was completed by 2000 adults.
ABOUT SNAP FITNESS
Snap Fitness 24/7™ helps people create positive lifestyle habits that make them feel fantastic. Founded in 2003, our 24/7 fitness concept boasts over 1,000 clubs across the globe and offers the most inclusive, empathetic, and supportive experience regardless of level. Snap Fitness makes fitting in fitness simple with a welcoming atmosphere, easy-to-use equipment, the latest technology innovations—including the Snap App—and clear guidance. Visit www.snapfitness.com or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn. Snap Fitness—#ForTheFeeling.
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