Almost every person who sets out to buy or considers buying any type of home gym, fitness or exercise equipment, has been exposed to repeated and often long term advertising by the exercise and fitness equipment industry. Many people are enticed into buying expensive home gyms by images of very fit men, along with fit and sexy women working out on these machines. The message clearly is that you too can look like the men and women in the commercial if you will just buy one of their home gyms, or their particular piece of exercise equipment.

According to fitness equipment industry records, last year alone saw over 3 billion dollars being spent on fitness and exercise equipment of which 1 billion was spent on treadmills, (it is unknown how much of this exercise equipment was for the home.) These numbers are only for the U.S., not the rest of the world. Now that was just last year. How much has been spent each year for the last 25 or 30 years. I will save those statistics for a different day, but you and I both know it must be many billions of dollars. Remember, this is just on fitness and exercise equipment, not diet food, diet pills, or other weight loss programs.

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