Did you know that one in eight of us Brits are now members of a gym?
New research also found that the UK is now home to 6,400 fitness facilities.
The poll, which looked at fitness trends across London, also found that Islington is London’s most fitness obsessed borough, and across the capital, the number of gym members has exceeded 1.5m for the first time.
Wearable tech and sports fashion has also contributed to the increase. Last Christmas, 2.6m purchases were made for wearable tech, which analyses movements and collects data regarding fitness levels, calorie burn and heart rate. The popularity in gym classes such as spinning and body pump has also contributed, where often a membership is required to get better value deals. These classes are fun, supportive and sociable.
The research, carried out by Sellhousefast.uk, also asked people aged 22-30 what was important when looking to move into a new area. Cost, nightlife, and local amenities were the most frequently cited. However, local leisure/fitness centres was cited as an important factor for 55 per cent of people.