4 of 5 gym memberships go unused

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Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Besides the bump in gym use right after the New Year, four of five gym memberships in America go unused.

In 2010, despite the grim economic times, U.S. gym membership surpassed 50 million people -- after several years of fluctuating between 45 million and 46 million, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association. But health-club members have been showing up less and less, about 98 days in 2010, compared with 102 days the year before. 
Area gym managers say even some members with the best intentions today will stop showing up by March.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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