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January is the most popular month for deciding to get back into shape. Here are some numbers that illuminate gym memberships, workouts, and other gym-related topics.

2
Where “getting fit and into shape” falls in the list of most popular New Year’s resolutions

38
Percentage of resolutions that are related to getting healthy

12
Percent increase in annual health club members in January, making January the most popular month for new memberships

57
Percentage of women in overall health club membership

94
Percentage of health clubs that offer personal training

45.5
Number in millions of Americans who belonged to health clubs as of January 2009

3,000 
Average number of members per health club

45.7 
Number of millions of people who use a treadmill yearly, making it the most popular form of fitness equipment

2.6
Percentage of health club members who participate in Tai Chi

6
Number of days after the New Year that it takes the average woman to quit her new
healthy routine

46
Percentage of New Year’s resolutions that are maintained after 6 months

17.6
Percentage of Texans who are members of health clubs

45
Average cost in dollars of a monthly gym membership

90,000
Number of members at Austin’s Gold’s Gym

30 
Number of minutes per workout recommended for adults, at least five days a week

1894
Year the first private health club was started

60 
Average length in minutes of a boot camp workout in Austin

30-59
Number of minutes the average American spends during a regular workout

9
Position of “mats and machines at a health club” on a list of “Top 10 Germiest Places in America”

100,000
Number of bacteria per square inch on an average workout mat

169 
Number of people who visited emergency rooms in 2009 due to jump rope-related injuries

50,000 
Number of exercisers who visit emergency rooms annually due to falling off of treadmills or exercise balls or dropping weights on their toes

31
Percentage of America’s large corporations that subsidize health club memberships for their employees

13
Austin’s ranking in Travel+Leisure magazine’s 2010 Fittest Cities in America survey
 

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