Did you know there is a gender exercise gap?

At ASICS, we believe everyone should be able to experience the positive physical and mental benefits of exercise.​

But we know the reality is different. ASICS' 2022 State of Mind Index uncovered a gender exercise gap with women exercising significantly less than men. ​

To better understand what is driving this exercise inequality and what can be done to tackle it, earlier this year we asked thousands of people around the world to share their perspectives and experiences. Thank you to everyone who took part!

The survey is now closed, and we are currently analysing the data. If you’d like to find out more, please sign-up for updates below.

Together, we can move every mind.


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Why is ASICS doing this study?

We know there’s a gender exercise gap. Women are exercising significantly less than men. Many women have stopped exercising and many girls don’t have the chance to regularly exercise in the first place. Sportswomen aren’t always given the same opportunities and can face more challenges than their male counterparts. Thank you to the thousands of people around the world who have shared their perspectives and experiences. This will help us to not only understand why there is a gender exercise gap, but also how we can take the first step to close it.

Who is running the study?

Dr Dee Dlugonski, Assistant Professor at Sports Medicine Research Institute, University of Kentucky and Professor Brendon Stubbs of King’s College London. Both are two of the world’s leading researchers in movement and mental wellbeing.

Does the study have ethical clearance?

Yes, the study has received ethical clearance from Kings College London.

Who can I contact to find out more?

If you would like to hear more from ASICS, please sign-up for updates above. You can also email with any questions.

What will happen to the results of the study?

The results are currently being grouped and analysed. They will be shared publicly, so we can all better understand the exercise challenges and opportunities for women across the globe. The results will also help inform us on ways we can support women to participate more in exercise or sport.