Fun Facts About Gym Memberships
- When you consider that gyms are inundated in January year after year, this is a truly amazing stat: 80 percent who joined a gym in January 2015 quit within five months.
- Resolution seekers crowd the gyms in January and — like clockwork — are gone by February (in fact, 4 percent of new gym goers don’t even make it past the end of January and 14 percent drop out in February).
- In the case of gym memberships, women are more commitment phobic than men. The genders are roughly a 50-50 split in terms of who gets memberships, but guys have the edge when it comes to how many of them put theirs to work. Among those who joined a gym and dropped out within the first year, women accounted for 14 percent versus just 8 percent for men.