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Health & Fit Most Americans Wouldn’t Go to the Gym If You Paid Them, According to a New Study

18:26  04 august  2017
18:26  04 august  2017 Source:   rd.com

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Americans seem to sign up for gyms more and more , and if The control was paid regardless of whether they chose to go to the gym or not, while the other three groups By the last four weeks of the study , the incentivized groups had dropped their gym attendance down to just once a week.

We’re totally ok spending money on gym memberships—but actually getting to the gym ? Not so much . By Sam Benson Smith. Bojan-Milinkov/ShutterstockIn 2000, there were 32.8 million memberships to fitness centers or health clubs in the United States on file, according to Statista.

  Most Americans Wouldn’t Go to the Gym If You Paid Them, According to a New Study © Bojan-Milinkov/Shutterstock In 2000, there were 32.8 million memberships to fitness centers or health clubs in the United States on file, according to Statista. In 2016, that number had leaped to 57.25 million memberships. Americans seem to sign up for gyms more and more, and if you believe in the adage 'It’s the thought that counts,' then the U.S. is chock-full of 57.25 million body-builders.

However, despite how much we seem willing to pay for gym memberships, it seems that when it actually comes down to going to the gym itself, we won’t go even if we were paid.

A working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research pieced together a research group of 836 new gym members, then divided them up into four groups. The control was paid $30 regardless of whether they chose to go to the gym or not, while the other three groups were given incentives of $30, $60, or an item of their choosing worth $30 if they managed to attend the gym nine times in a six-week span.

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To find out if paying people to hit the gym pays off, researchers recruited 836 new gym members: that is, people who already had a financial stake in Or, more accurately, they didn’ t show up. Before the study began, participants said they planned to visit the gym an average of three times each week.

They go to the gym . One in eight new members join their fitness club in January, and many gyms see a In the study , members were offered a -per-visit package or a monthly contract worth . As a result, they paid 70 percent more per visit than they would have under the plan they rejected.

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According to Gold’s Gym , its traffic jumps 40 percent between December and January. Image from " Paying Not to Go to the Gym " by Stefano Dellavigna and Ulrike Malmendier. One study of nearly 8,000 gym members published in 2006 found that gym members paid an average of more than

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