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Impact of Covid19 on perceived barriers to practice physical activity in users of fitness centers in Spain

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posted on 06.05.2022, 14:22 authored by José Antonio Santacruz Lozano, Víctor Jiménez Díaz-Benito, Luis Cereijo Tejedor, Paola González Encabo, Borja Garcia-GarciaBorja Garcia-Garcia, José Emilio Jiménez-Beatty Navarro, Angel Luis Clemente Remón
This research intends to know the perceived barriers, as well as their predictor variables, in people who practice Physical Activity in fitness centers and were home confined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sample was conformed of 8,087 physical activity practitioners. An online questionnaire was administered by email. A descriptive analysis of the perceived barriers was done, and logistic regression analysis to determine possible predictor variables. The most important perceived barriers were price and a lack of safety. Age, gender, the vigorous physical practice frequency and the observation of the WHO recommendations would be the predictor variables to a larger extend for the perceived barriers. The results are relevant for sport organizations to plan their services offer post lockdown.

History

School

  • Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

Published in

Cuadernos de Psicología del Deporte

Volume

22

Issue

2

Pages

221-235

Publisher

Universidad de Murcia

Version

VoR (Version of Record)

Rights holder

© Servicio de Publicaciones de la Universidad de Murcia

Publisher statement

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Universidad de Murcia under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported Licence (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0). Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Acceptance date

26/10/2021

Publication date

2022-04-10

Copyright date

2018

ISSN

1578-8423

eISSN

1989-5879

Language

en

Depositor

Dr Borja Garcia Garcia. Deposit date: 27 October 2021