Aim: The purpose of this research is to identify and analyze the differences between men and women regarding their reasons for practicing fitness.
Methods: The research was conducted at a sports club in Reșita, in April 2018, on 100 respondents, 71 of them were men and 29 were women. As research methods, we used the survey method - the questionnaire, the observation method, the statistical-mathematical method and the graphic representation method.
Results: The results of the survey show that men and women practice fitness to combat sedentariness, but differently: mainly, men are looking to develop muscle mass and for women, the main aim is to lose weight by diminishing body fat.
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