Men's Health gives us The Average Guy sweating by numbers: 
  • 19 years old is the average guy's age when he first muscles his way into a gym. 
  • 16 workouts is the number he logs each month. 
  • 30,000 is the approximate number of gyms in the United States. 
  • 46% of sweatshop regulars are men. 
  • $480 is the amount the average gym member pays to work out each year. 
  • $722 is the amount he pays each year for personal training, exercise apparel, and workout products. 
  • 2 months is what it takes the average guy to cancel his gym membership once he stops going. 
  • 33% of men don't wipe down gym equipment after using it. Dumbbells and stationary bike seats are the equipment with the most germs. The gym rat's top annoyance is equipment hogs. 
  • 64% of men have received unsolicited workout advice. 
  • 52% of exercisers who hit the showers barefoot. 
  • 24% of men have contracted athlete's foot at the gym. 
  • 50% of weekend bodybuilders check their form in the mirror while lifting. 
  • 10% of men think they've seen steroids sold in the locker room. 
  • 49% of men are brave enough to admit they've taken a yoga class. 
  • 240% increase in sexual stamina after 8 weeks of hour a day yoga. 
  • 50% of men say the gym is a better place to meet women than a bar. 
  • 1% will meet their next girlfriend while watching her form. 
  • 46% of male fitness freaks would rather skip sex than their workout. 
  • 25% of men have had something stole from their unattended gym bag. Cash is the item most often swiped.


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