Having trouble feeling motivated to hit the gym? New research of 2,000 gym-goers conducted by Barbell showed that nearly 9 out of 10 people agree that simply putting on their gym clothes helps them feel motivated to actually go to the gym. 85% reported that having cool looking gym clothes gave them more confidence in the gym. 33% of survey respondents said just talking to others about going to the gym helped them hold themselves to it later. Over half of American gym–goers believe that listening to music during your workout is vital. The top three things that keep people motivated to hit the gym are seeing results in their body, putting on gym clothes and drinking a lot of water.