Recent studies have shown that up to 15% of all of the people in America have gym memberships. But this percentage doesn’t reflect the actual usage because… ONLY 8%! of people who have memberships actually USE THEM!
Despite the grim economic times, U.S. gym membership surpassed 50 million people according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. But health-club members have been showing up less and less. In fact, 4 out of 5 gym memberships go unused, many never even stepping foot into the gym after the first 3-4 days.
It is certainly a sad state of affairs in a country that is battling obesity and lifestyle diseases, the effects of which are about to have the greatest negative impact on our healthcare delivery system in our history.