Study: Those who work out regularly make $25,000 more per year than people who don’t

Well if this isn’t motivation to get to a gym after work, then what is?

A new study, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of fitness app Freeletics that surveyed 1,000 people who regularly exercise and 1,000 people who sometimes or never exercise found that the gym rats can make as much as $25,000 on average than people who never exercise.

The study found that of the people who said they exercised regularly they were making $74,000 on average while the people who would rather do anything than work out were making $49,000 in comparison.

HIIT it and quit it

It also seems that the intensity of the workout can impact how much money you make. People who do low-intensity workouts make $54,000 on average, compared to medium-intensity exercisers who bring in around $67,000, and then high-intensity exercisers who make around $83,000.

“The survey findings are a strong indicator that people now feel the holistic effects that fitness can have on their lives and not just their bodies,” says Daniel Sobhani, CEO at Freeletics. “It goes a long way beyond perfect abs and gym selfies – fitness has the power to unleash people’s true potential and help them in all aspects of life, giving them the confidence and willpower to achieve what they’ve always wanted to and to get more out of life.”

Exercise is for winners

“If we look more closely at the mental effects that fitness has, we can even see that those who exercise regularly were also more likely to rate their own happiness level a 10 out of 10 than those who don’t exercise. This truly underlines the fact that the positive effects of exercise go far beyond the purely physical aspects many focus on,” Sobhani continues.

The study also found out that those who never work out are on average also a lot less sociable and also that people who never work out tended to perceive themselves as less optimistic and only 7% strongly agreed with the fact that they led a fulfilling life, compared to 30% of those who exercise often.

In other words, exercise will improve your life in every way and make you a more confident person so if you skip that spin class you may as well go curl up in a ball and cry.