Ibero-American Journal of Exercise and Sports Psychology

ADHERENCE AND DROPOUT IN PERSONAL TRAINING PROGRAMS

Abstract

Ingi Klain, Airton José Rombaldi, Dihogo Matos, José Carlos Leitão, Luis Cid y João Miguel Moutão

This study aimed to analyze the determinants (demographic indicators / health perception, socioeconomic and motivational) of adherence and dropout from personal training programs. The convenience sample was comprised for adults of both genders, coming from health clubs of the Pelotas-Brazil city, that offering personalized training programs, and include 100 practitioners and 42 dropouts. It was measured the variables gender, age, ethnicity, body mass index, smoking, self-rated health, marital status, and socioeconomic status. To assess the motivation, we used the Inventory Motivation to Regular Physical Activity, having noticed that the majority of practitioners and dropouts of the personalized training were young women of high socioeconomic status. The dimensions considered most motivating to practice of personalized training were: "Stress Control", "Health", "Aesthetics" and "Pleasure". On the other hand, the most prevalent reasons for dropout were the "Lack of Time" and the "Lack of Motivation" for the practice.

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