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Exercise Motivations Vary by Age Group, According to New MINDBODY Report

MINDBODY's 2019 Fitness in America report surveyed 17,000 Americans who revealed that primary motivations to exercise differ by age group. Older Americans are more drawn to longevity benefits, while younger Americans tend to want to improve their physical appearance, according to the report.

Longevity, weight loss and improved physical appearance are among Americans’ top reasons for exercising, according to a recent report issued by MINDBODY, San Louis Obispo, California. However, these reasons each vary by age group.

MINDBODY's 2019 Fitness in America report surveyed 17,000 Americans in the fall of 2018 to determine which trends and motivating factors would most influence the fitness industry over the following year. Participants spanned ages 18 to 65 and were 51 percent female and 49 percent male.

The slides in this gallery detail the report respondents' primary motivations for exercising, sorted by age group.

To view the full report, click here.

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