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Most Aren't Planning for New Gym Membership, Renewals in 2012

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Losing weight and getting in shape are always top New Year’s resolutions, but following through on those goals is apparently a challenge for many people.

A new survey commissioned by shows 74 percent of U.S. adults report they won’t be getting a new gym membership or renewing an existing one this year.

Seven percent of adults admitted they have signed up for a gym membership as a New Year’s resolution and quit before the year was up.  A whopping 70 percent of those who quit did so within five months of signing up.  Nine percent of those polled admit they quit almost immediately, in January, and 15 percent called it quits at the gym in February.

Of those who do have a gym membership, 53 percent go once a week or more while 15 percent go once a day or more. Ten percent of folks with gym memberships go less than once a month.

Men are more likely to go to the gym than women, 79 percent to 67 percent.

The survey of 2,646 adults was conducted by Harris Interactive.

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