Motivation and Gender Differences in Gym Activity

Attending the gym and maintaining health and physical vigor has now emerged as a serious matter that needs solemn discussion. It is common knowledge that many are attracted to gym activities and they give greater concern to it and they consider it equal to any other activities or part of their daily routine. Regardless of age or gender, one can see people attending the gym, motivated by different reasons. While some attend gym activities for maintaining physical health/fitness, some others attend it for competence. Some people attend gym activities for performance or for getting noticed in social spheres. The study is based on the role of motivation for exercise in the gym and also the preference of activities on the gender differences in the gym. In the modern world, people are suffering from various health problems leading to many diseases. so nowadays people take initiative to prevent health problems themselves. There are many benefits to people who are engaging in physical activities, including relief from heart disease, diabetics, obesity, cancer, and such other diseases. Majority of the people realize the need for exercise from their own experiences and also by observing from others, but yet some others will not do any exercises until they get external motivation. Some physical activities like jogging, walking, and so on help people to relax their mind as well as help to meet new people and build new relationships. Incentives play an important role in motivating people for doing exercises. Nowadays people consider the gym as an important aid to build and maintain a good body. In the past, the gym was considered as a place only for men but now women also take part in gym activities. Women concentrate on activities like yoga, cycling, and dancing whereas the males focus on the shaping and building of their body. This study includes the two types of hypothesis. firstly, the majority of males engage in anaerobic activities whereas the females concentrate on aerobic activities and secondly, the motives of the participants are based on personal interest.