Turns Out That Most Millennials Have Other Excuses For Not Working Out Besides Laziness

Sure, we all want to be in shape. We all want to look more like Daniel Craig in Casino Royale than Leonardo DiCaprio mid-bender. And yeah, we all tell ourselves that we’ll get in shape, but only after other parts of our lives settle down — the holidays, bachelor parties, random weekends where you’d just prefer to go out all weekend than begin training for that 10K.

But, you know, telling yourself you’re going to start working out is a lot easier than actually forcing yourself to go work out. It’s the perpetual cycle of telling yourself, “I’ll start going to the gym on Monday” only to justify not going because you had a long, arduous day at work.

Turns out you’re not alone, though, per a study from Technogym.

A recent survey of over 5,000 millennials, those 14 to 34 years old, found their needs are specific when it comes to exercise.

The study by Technogym found that like most people, millennials said they’re just too busy to exercise.

But the survey also found that 77 percent of millennials want interaction in their fitness such as apps, games, music and more.

Love it. Absolutely love it. Sure, we want to work out, but we’re all about the “interaction” when we’re putting up some weight or grinding out a run. They even interviewed a trainer, who makes us all sound like absolute pieces of shit.

“They need to do something more fun, more engaging because attention spans are now shorter and shorter,” Dozois explained. “We’ve had to change our marketing and our offerings. We feel like the new generation wants: Number one, they want to be able to sign up for classes or even for memberships through the internet.”

But keeping the attention of millennials is proving to be difficult for trainers.

“Squatting, they’re bench pressing, they get one set done and they take a five to 10 minute rest because they’re on Facebook, they’re on Twitter, they’re on Instagramming and they’re taking a selfie,” said Donavanik.

It’s like, yeah, I’ve got the Nike Run app on my phone. But I haven’t run in years. I wear athleisure clothes to brunch every Sunday. But my life is more on the leisure side than the athletic side. It’s just all about the vibes you put out — the apps, the clothes, the discussions about new workout classes that you want to try but will never cough up the $25 for.

Everyone knows the hardest part about working out is just getting over the hump and getting on the grind for the first week. Getting to the gym and realizing you’re on the verge of dying after running an 11-minute mile isn’t exactly the best thing for your ego. Or, like, so I’m told.

[via ABC 7]

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Will deFries (Twitter / Instagram) is a Senior Writer at Grandex and the world's foremost authority on Sunday Scaries (Twitter / Instagram). Email me at

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