There are plenty of Americans who are committed to getting themselves healthy and in good shape but it turns out achieving that goal doesn’t come cheap.
According to a new survey, the average American between the ages of 18 to 65 spends $155 per month towards health and fitness. While that may not sound like a lot, over the course of a lifetime that comes out to about $112,000, which is actually more than the average cost of a four-year college tuition, which is about $98,440.
So what are they spending all that money on? Well, on average, Americans spend about $33 a month on gyms, although many are paying much more than that. In addition, they are shelling out $56 a month towards health supplements, $35 on workout clothing and accessories, plus $14 a month for trainers and $17 a month for healthy meal plans.
And while this sounds pricey, the truth is a lot of younger people are spending a lot more, thanks to boutique finesses classes. In fact a 2016 study found that millennials tend to prefer specialized fitness classes, which cost way more than a regular gym membership.