STUDY ON THE USAGE STATUS OF EXERCISE EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGIES BY THE INDIVIDUALS PARTICIPATING IN PHYSICAL EXERCISE
The purpose of this study is to determine the usage status of the exercise equipment and technologies by the individuals participating in physical activity. The casual comparative research has been used in this study. The research was carried out on a total of 224 volunteer adults, 138 men and 86 women with an age average of 31,48 +/- 11,19, who participate in regular physical activity. The percentage usage of the equipment during the activity is found to be 73,10%. The evaluation of the equipment usage depending on the sex groups didn't show a difference significant from statistical point of view (x2=0,51, df=1, p=.822). As a result, the most preferred equipment by the Turkish population shows some similarities with the researches made on other populations. Using the sport equipment it is expected to rise and the gained knowledge is expected to contribute to more efficient exercise workouts and of course to a better public health.