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January 19, 1998|MARTIN MILLER

* More women than men use exercise equipment.

* Women outnumber men 3 to 2 in stationary-bike use.

* Twice as many women as men work out on treadmills.

* The average household income of a person who uses a cross-country machine is $61,000.

* The average household income of a stationary-bicycle user is $52,900.

* Those who use treadmills tend to be the oldest among equipment users, with an average age of 38.9 years.

* Stair-climber fans are the youngest machine users, with an average age of 32.6 years.

Source: Fitness Products Council (1997)

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