Music Genres and Associated Determinants in Selected Fitness Centres, Eldoret Town, Kenya
Albert Burudi Wakoli, Jessee Wanderi Wariuko, Jackton Jonathan Oyiengo

Music is used widely during workouts and can increase motivation and positive affect among exercisers. It may be played over a sound system during exercise. The study’s intent was to investigate music genres played and to explore on associated determinants in selected fitness centres, Eldoret Town, Kenya. It employed an explorative research design. Four (4) fitness centres located in Eldoret town were purposively selected. All the instructors at those centres were studied. A key informant interview (KII) guide was used. One-way ANOVA and Tukey post hoc tests were used to determine significant differences. From the study findings, classical music was played most with a mean of 5.16±7.05 while twist was played least with a mean of 0.74±0.81. Generally, there were no significant differences across the fitness centres with only classical music being significantly (p<0.05) different between fitness centres A and B. Key determinants found were: type of exercise, age and religion of clients. Other determinants included personal interest, aspirations, goals and role models, and clients’ health status as well as request, time of the day and sex of the instructor.

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