The most popular workout in Utah

Jun 23, 2022, 2:09 PM | Updated: 2:21 pm
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SALT LAKE CITY — Everyone has their preferences when it comes to the gym, including Utahns, data from Barbend shows. Whether that be certain exercises you enjoy or pet peeves you cant stand. 

According to fitness website Barbend, there is one workout that tops all in each state. In Utah, running takes the cake.

In addition to running, hiking is also a popular workout method in Utah. Hiking website AllTrails has Donut Falls Trail as the number hike to go on near Salt Lake City. Following is the Living Room Outlook Trail.

Utahns have a higher rate of being physically active compared to the national average, according to 2019 data reported by the Utah Department of Health.

As for the rest of the country, neighboring states like Colorado were more interested in CrossFit than running or hiking.

Other states prefer yoga, such as Washington, Montana, and Flordia. However, when taking a closer look at Flordia, people in Miami prefer pilates, while people in Orlando prefer CrossFit. 

And high-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is the most popular workout in Ohio and Alaska, according to Barbend. 

The top three workouts in the U.S. are weight lifting, HIIT, and running.

Barbend also surveyed Americans to find out their biggest pet peeves at the gym. The top three were: sweat left on machines, people who go to the gym sick, and equipment hogs.


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