What factors lead to better ‘stickability’ to a weight training program?

The Introduction

1000517.jpgDid you know that most people who join a gym leave after three months, despite paying a yearly fee? Historically, the fitness industry relied on this fact to make their money. These days with greater regulation, gyms can’t take advantage of this with ‘cooling off’ periods and shorter time options available to members. The more professional centres also employ great staff whose job it is to keep members engaged with their exercise programs. But what are the factors that research has shown are the keys to ‘sticking with’ an exercise program in the gym? Recent American research on older women doing weight training highlights the importance of many factors including the quality of the instructors.

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