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BendtheBar 05-05-2011 12:57 PM

50 Million Gym Memberships
 
50 million US citizens have gym memberships. Only 10 million use them.

* Fitness is a $17.6 billion industry that has doubled in size in the last 10 years.
* The U.S. is home to 23,500 health clubs and the number grows each day!
* Health club memberships nationwide are 48 percent male and 52 percent female.
* The average health club member has an annual income of $76,000.
* The average health club member attends their club 92 days per year.
* Personal training is the most widely used health club program.
* Cardiovascular equipment is the top area of expansion in U.S. health clubs.
* Even with a flood of publicity and medical research pointing to physical fitness as the solution, nearly 90% of America has yet to join a gym.

5kgLifter 05-05-2011 01:05 PM

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Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 135137)
50 million US citizens have gym memberships. Only 10 million use them.

* Even with a flood of publicity and medical research pointing to physical fitness as the solution, nearly 90% of America has yet to join a gym.

I wonder if they took people that have home set-ups into the equation. What percentage of the population has a home set-up? That would be interesting to know.

BendtheBar 05-05-2011 01:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 5kgLifter (Post 135139)
I wonder if they took people that have home set-ups into the equation. What percentage of the population has a home set-up? That would be interesting to know.

Well nearly 80% of people I know have home gadgets, from abdolizers to treadmills :)

Squatter 05-05-2011 01:57 PM

Anyone want to buy my Thighmaster:D

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_O...hMasterKit.jpg

glwanabe 05-05-2011 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BendtheBar (Post 135137)
50 million US citizens have gym memberships. Only 10 million use them.

* Fitness is a $17.6 billion industry that has doubled in size in the last 10 years.
* The U.S. is home to 23,500 health clubs and the number grows each day!
* Health club memberships nationwide are 48 percent male and 52 percent female.
* The average health club member has an annual income of $76,000.
* The average health club member attends their club 92 days per year.
* Personal training is the most widely used health club program.
* Cardiovascular equipment is the top area of expansion in U.S. health clubs.
* Even with a flood of publicity and medical research pointing to physical fitness as the solution, nearly 90% of America has yet to join a gym.




Cardiovascular equipment makes up most of my home gym equipment as well. It's just that mine is comprised of iron plates and bars, while theirs is comprised of treadmills.

I find it ironic that "health" clubs have lots of treadmills. Treadmills are basically people going nowhere fast.

glwanabe 05-05-2011 02:51 PM

Speaking of going nowhere fast. They have more tv screens than they do weight bars. Fail.

http://www.larsondesigngroup.com/wp-...010/08/112.jpg

gaspers04 05-05-2011 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Squatter (Post 135142)
Anyone want to buy my Thighmaster:D

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_O...hMasterKit.jpg

Oh Oh me me me! lmao

BendtheBar 05-05-2011 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by glwanabe (Post 135155)
Speaking of going nowhere fast. They have more tv screens than they do weight bars. Fail.

http://www.larsondesigngroup.com/wp-...010/08/112.jpg

Looks like the local Gold's Gym.

BigJosh 05-05-2011 05:57 PM

Only 1/5 of gym members actually utilize the gym, I believe that. The local gyms are always recruiting, signing people to contracts and running specials, yet the crowd in the gym really doesn't change much. Of course with the exception of the new years spurt.

BendtheBar 05-05-2011 06:15 PM

Easier to maintain a gym if no one uses it.


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