The aim of this thesis is to determine the factors which motivate thr individuals exercising in Fitness and Crossfit
centers in Istanbul with the purpose of recreative activity and whether these causes change or not according to
some variabilities. The city of Istanbul is our research area. Individuals who exercise with the purpose of recreative
activity in Fitness and Crossfit centers have in Istanbul constitute the sample group of this research. Recreational
Exercise Motivation Measure (REMM) is used a the means of gathering data. The survey used in research consists
of total 66 clauses in five sub aspects which include the factors that might motivate the individuals to recreational
exercise. Statements partaking in the scale are evaluated with Strongly Disagree(1) and Strongly Disagree (5) five
point likert scale. The data is separated regularly while it is being evaluated and variances are found homogeneous.
Therefore, Independent-Samples T Test and Pearson's Correlation methods of analysis are used during the
research. While there is no difference between male and female who exercise with the aim of recreative activity
in both Fitness and Crossfit centers, It has been observed that Crossfit participants are more motivated than the
Fitness participants. While there aren't so much difference between the factors motivating the male and female
who participate the Fitness centers, Male participants are more motivated than females with difference regard to
competition in Crossfit centers. Whereas the rem scale has a connection with a positive meaning between health,
competition, social entertainment and skill developments lower dimension and the time of exercise, there isn't a
meaningful connection between the lower dimensions of body appearance.