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The Cost of Fitness

by: Joy Keller and Lisa Quigley

IDEA Fitnographic

How much money do people spend on their workouts?

According to the Physical Activity Council’s 2016 Participation Report, engagement in sports, fitness and related activities increased in 2015, with 56% of the U.S. population aged 6 and older “participating in at least one high caloric burning activity.” While you don’t have to spend a lot of money to start and maintain a fitness program, many people earmark dollars in their personal budgets for products and services that support their fitness goals.

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IDEA Fitness Journal, Volume 13, Issue 9

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About the Authors

Joy Keller

Joy Keller IDEA Author/Presenter

Joy Keller is executive editor of IDEA Fitness Journal and is also a certified personal trainer, indoor cycling instructor, yoga teacher (RYT 200) and Reiki Master.

Lisa Quigley

Lisa Quigley IDEA Author/Presenter

Lisa Quigley is the Publications Assistant at IDEA Health & Fitness Association. She considers herself first and foremost a writer. Her love of words and stories inspired her to pursue a degree in English and continue on to receive an MFA in Creative Writing. During her academic pursuits, Lisa also discovered yoga. Her personal practice was so powerfully transforming that she decided to become a yoga teacher. In 2012, she was certified at the 200 hour level. She spent the next three years teaching at multiple yoga studios throughout San Diego County. As a yoga teacher, she seeks to encourage people to love and accept themselves as they are—while at the same time welcoming opportunities for growth—so they can feel more at home in their bodies and lead more fulfilling lives. The position at IDEA Health & Fitness Association allows Lisa to combine all of her interests in one place. She is thrilled to be part of a company who's mission aligns so closely with her own vision and values. Lisa is fueled by her relentless curiosity and hunger for adventure. Her interests include writing, reading, running, hiking, yoga, camping, and exploring. She's on a never ending quest to get the most out of every moment and laugh whenever possible.