Why some women shun gym; UK BULLETINS.
TWO in five British women are put off going to the gym because they do not feel fit enough, a poll has found.
A new survey also found that 33% of women do not want to go to the gym because they feel intimidated by other fitter or more competitive people.
A third are embarrassed what people will think of them when they exercise and 27% said they felt put off because they do not know how to use gym machines, according to the British Heart Foundation survey.
The charity polled 2,000 adults from across the UK as part of its new MyMarathon challenge.
Over the month of May, people are being encouraged to run 26.2 miles while helping to raise money for heart research.