Gender Wars at the Gym

Do men dominate the treadmill? Are women more likely to be found lifting weights or in the pool? A site specializing in the odds of everyday life answers.

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Yoga


The odds a man will do yoga at least once a year: 1 in 30.32
The odds a woman will do yoga at least once a year: 1 in 10.54

Treadmill



The odds a man will get on a treadmill at least once a year: 1 in 5.68
The odds a woman will get on a treadmill at least once a year: 1 in 5.41

Lifting weights



The odds a man will weight train using dumbbells at least once a year: 1 in 5.51
The odds a woman will weight train using dumbbells at least once a year: 1 in 13.74

Elliptical


The odds a man will use an elliptical motion trainer at least once a year: 1 in 11.6
The odds a woman will use an elliptical motion trainer at least once a year: 1 in 10.16

High-impact aerobics


The odds a man will do high-impact aerobics at least once a year: 1 in 34.21
The odds a woman will do high-impact aerobics at least once a year: 1 in 16.69

Stationary Bike


The odds a man will hop on an upright stationary bike at least once a year: 1 in 10.19
The odds a woman will hop on an upright stationary bike at least once a year: 1 in 11.49

Pilates



The odds a man will do Pilates at least once a year: 1 in 121.3
The odds a woman will do Pilates at least once a year: 1 in 17.97

Weight/Resistance Machines


The odds a man will use weight or resistance machines at least once a year: 1 in 5.9
The odds a woman will use weight or resistance machines at least once a year: 1 in 8.87

Stretching


The odds a man will stretch at least once a year: 1 in 9.14
The odds a woman will stretch at least once a year: 1 in 6.46

Aquatic Exercise


The odds a man will do a workout in the pool at least once a year: 1 in 43.04
The odds a woman will do a workout in the pool at least once a year: 1 in 22.98

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