You’ve probably seen the statistics: Only eight percent of people who make New Year’s resolutions each year actually stick with it long enough to reach their goals. 

Given that “getting in shape” and “losing weight” are two of the most common resolutions, it’s not surprising to see a packed gym in the early part of January — and a much thinner crowd a month or two later. Here’s another sobering statistic: 60 percent of Americans who join a fitness center drop out within the first year!

Here at Kennedy Fitness: A Jefferson Health Affiliate, we’re proud to maintain a low dropout rate at our gyms in Mullica Hill and six other locations throughout New Jersey. In this post, we’ll take a look at reasons why people, in general, abandon their gym memberships, and why our members tend to stay the course and achieve success.

We’ve illustrated some of the common causes of gym dropouts in this infographic.

Understanding everything that drives people away from fitness centers across the country, the team here at Kennedy Fitness strives to be the antidote to the common gym. 

We know that exercise routines can become very…well, routine, and everyone needs a little extra inspiration and motivation from time to time. We cater to all ages and fitness levels, from newcomers to hard core enthusiasts, offering a wide variety of equipment and programs to keep members engaged and excited as they work toward their goals.

Check out this quick video for a better idea of what makes us special.

Monthly sessions with a certified personal trainer can make a huge difference in your fitness journey. A trainer will help you formulate an effective plan, set realistic goals, keep you accountable for your efforts (or lack thereof), and cheer your progress as you go. At Kennedy Fitness, you don’t have to pay extra for that privilege! We also offer a daily schedule that’s chocked full of classes, from yoga to Pilates to Zumba to aquatic fitness, so members are sure to find something that both interests them and fits in their busy schedule. 

We invite you to browse through our website to learn more about all of our unique gym services and contact us for more information or to become a member today!