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Feeling The Burn: Mass. Has Highest Health Club Attendance In Nation, Survey Finds

HuffPo: Mass. Is The Most Gym-Friendly State

Maybe it’s the long, icy winters. Or perhaps it’s all those injured barefoot runners looking for an alternative.

Whatever the reason, apparently Massachusetts has achieved a new distinction: highest health-club attendance in the nation, according to The Huffington Post. While only 33 states are included here, the Bay State topped them all in 2010, with a gym attendance rate of 25.1 percent of consumers. (Alabama appears to be losing the gym-friendly race, with a participation rate of only 10.2 percent, the report says.)

The new research, released by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, found that gym membership in 2010 reached an all-time high of 50.2 million members.

Now I’d like to know what percentage of all those health club memberships are actually being used?