Lazy fitness centre members wasting millions of kroner

Every fifth fitness centre member in Denmark hasn't set foot down the local gym for the past four weeks, according to a new survey carried out by YouGov for Metroxpress newspaper.

The survey showed that 19 percent of fitness centre members hadn't worked out in their gyms over the past month. Some 4 percent said they had been down once, while 24 percent had broken a sweat at their fitness centres between two to five times.

”It's quite normal for people to be passive members for three months at a time, but we also see a lot of examples of people who only train once a month for up to a year because they've lost their motivation,” Nicklas Pyrdol, a sports psychologist and fitness centre consultant, told Metroxpress.

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Too guilty to quit
Pyrdol explained that many people will keep their memberships despite not using them because they feel guilty about completely quitting the gym.

The survey showed that 23 percent of those asked had been to the gym six to ten times a month, while 22 percent had worked out 11 or more times.

According to the survey, an estimated 27 percent of the population are members of a fitness centre.