June 30, 2023 - Kamalika, the renowned Italian brand specialized in the sale of portable fitness equipment and practical accessories, today releases a report titled "Disadvantages of Gym". Through references to authoritative scientific publications, the report addresses the issue of training at commercial gyms, highlighting the challenges and potential risks associated with it.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the lack of physical activity poses a significant threat to public health and is one of the leading causes of non-communicable diseases. The WHO recommends that adults engage in regular adequate amounts of moderate to vigorous aerobic physical activity. This has led to an increase in gym memberships in recent years.

Despite the positive health benefits offered by exercise, Kamalika's report highlights some drawbacks of training in gyms. The main points addressed in the report are as follows:

  1. Unreasonably high costs: Gyms require customers to pay annual or monthly subscriptions, which can be costly. According to a study by Statista, the state of New York in the United States has the highest average monthly gym membership cost. These financial constraints can affect the ability of individuals with a fixed budget to consistently commit to a gym workout program.
  2. Social discrimination: Fear of discrimination can pose a significant threat to the mental health of some individuals, preventing them from interacting with others or availing themselves of a gym membership. Studies conducted by Thedinga et al. have highlighted that experiences of weight-related stigmatization, such as teasing, can negatively impact self-esteem and participation in physical activity, especially among children and adolescents.
  3. Overcrowding and long waits: Overcrowding and long waits in gyms can negatively affect the individual training experience. Surveys conducted by Alvarez & Hemphill have shown that factors such as long waits, overcrowding, and equipment limitations can influence overall satisfaction and motivation to adhere to a gym workout program.
  4. Infection risk at the gym: Gyms are shared spaces that accommodate many users, which increases the risk of exposure to bacteria and germs despite daily cleaning. A study conducted by Andrade et al. has highlighted the potential risk of contracting respiratory diseases and infections during gym workouts due to inhaling polluted air.
  5. Risk of injury: Improper use of gym machines and equipment can increase the risk of muscle injuries and accidents. It is important to acquire proper knowledge of training techniques and seek expert guidance to minimize the risk of injuries during gym workouts.

In conclusion, while gyms offer a wide range of health benefits, it is essential to understand the challenges associated with physical activity in this environment. Kamalika's report urges people to carefully consider the financial costs, social impact, overcrowding, infection risk, and potential injuries when making decisions about their exercise routines and health goals.

For more information about Kamalika and its line of portable fitness equipment and practical accessories, please visit the official company website.


World Health Organization Physical Activity Fact Sheet. [Accessed June 26, 2020]; Available online: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/physical-activity

Statista. (2021). Average monthly gym membership cost in the United States in 2021, by state (in U.S. dollars). Retrieved from https://www.statista.com/statistics/1360459/cost-monthly-gym-membership-usa-state/

Thedinga, Hong Kong, Zehl, R., & Thiel, A. (2021). Weight stigma experiences and self-exclusion from sport and exercise settings among people with obesity. BMC Public Health, 21(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-10565-7

Alvarez, J., & Hemphill, R. (2017). Addressing the Existence of Overcrowding in the Cal Poly Rec Center Exercise Rooms. Digital Commons, Cal Poly.

Andrade, A., Dominski, FH, Pereira, ML, de Liz, CM, & Buonanno, G. (2018). Risk of infection in gyms during physical exercise. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 25, 19675-19686. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-018-1822-8

Gray, SE., & Finch, CF. (2015). Causes of injuries sustained at fitness facilities presented at emergency departments in Victoria, identifying the main culprits. Injury Epidemiology, 2(1), 1-8. DOI: 10.1186/s40621-015-0037-4

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About Kamalika: Kamalika is an Italian brand specializing in the sale of portable fitness equipment and practical accessories. Kamalika is owned by Dimame, an Italian company specialized in sale of fitness, sports, and leisure products. Kamalika aims to provide innovative and convenient solutions to help people maintain an active and healthy lifestyle, regardless of space and time limitations. The Kamalika product line includes cardio, strength, flexibility, and balance training equipment.