How much does it cost to stay fit?

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Nezihe SoyalanAs the summer season approaches, many Americans’ minds turn to the beach and… how they’ll look in their two-piece. Which, of course, is a boon to the booming $60 billion weight loss industry. Whether it’s gym memberships, personal trainers, weight loss programs, multivitamin supplements, surgeries, or fitness apparel, there are myriad opportunities for us to spend our money in an effort to be healthier and look fitter.Here’s a look at how much we spend on getting buff and healthy and strategies to save.Gym and health clubs:The gym and health club industry brings in $21.8 billion in annual revenue. Around  58 million Americans have gym memberships, but 67% of those people never actually use them. The average cost of a gym membership in the U.S. is $53 a month, of which $39 goes to waste due to underutilization. That cost can add up quickly with the extra cost of personal trainers. Among gym goers, 13% use trainers, dishing out an additional $65 per hourly session. According to a study conducted by Scarborough, millennials are 19% more likely to go to the gym. continue reading »last_img

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