Everyone knows one of the most common resolutions is “I vow to work out more.” Some even go so far as to say they will work out every day. And as most gym membership data shows, the numbers go way up in January and then see a significant drop by February as people calm down on “living their best life” and just go back to “living.” But if you do plan on working out more in 2020, make sure it is on a Tuesday as this seems to be the day people are the most motivated to exercise according to new data from fitness app ClassPass.
The ClassPass 2019 trend report found that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week to work out and 5:30 is the most popular time slot for working out. Did you also know that February 19th is the most popular day to work out? Even though gyms see a drop off after January, this date pops up right around President’s Day Weekend so people have more time and it follows National Drink Wine Day so guilt is also a factor.
Though 5:30 is the most popular time to work out some people manage to sneak in that lunch workout between 11 am and 1 pm and the city that has the most lunchtime warriors is Chicago. The early bird classes are booked the most by Denver dwellers and those who live in Miami don’t mind an 8 pm or later class as they are a city of night owls. Minneapolis residents get credit for being the least likely group to cancel or miss a class.
The report also found that more people are working out with their colleagues as it helps to strengthen relationships in the workplace. And if you are looking for a social workout to do with your coworkers ClassPass says rowing and boxing are the best for this.
All of this should be kept in mind as a recent study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of fitness app Freeletics that surveyed 1,000 people who regularly exercise and 1,000 people who sometimes or never exercise, found that the gym rats can make as much as $25,000 on average than people who never exercise.
The study found that of the people who said they exercised regularly they were making $74,000 on average while the people who would rather do anything than work out were making $49,000 in comparison.
It also seems that the intensity of the workout can impact how much money you make. People who do low-intensity workouts make $54,000 on average, compared to medium-intensity exercisers who bring in around $67,000, and then high-intensity exercisers who make around $83,000.
The study also found out that those who never work out are on average also a lot less sociable and also that people who never work out tended to perceive themselves as less optimistic and only 7% strongly agreed with the fact that they led a fulfilling life, compared to 30% of those who exercise often.
Originally published on Ladders.
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