If you're thinking about joining a gym — or maybe you just joined one — you're on the right track! But while you may dream of building strong abs, your gym has a financial bottom line to meet. After all, they're first and foremost a for-profit business.
In fact, total revenue for the fitness industry topped $30 billion in 2017, according to the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association. In short, fitness is big business. Read on to find out 10 things most gyms won't disclose to you but are essential to know before signing up for a membership.