GET HCM
magazine
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of HCM magazine and also get the HCM ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Quoox Ltd
Quoox Ltd
Quoox Ltd
Follow Health Club Management on Twitter Like Health Club Management on Facebook Join the discussion with Health Club Management on LinkedIn Follow Health Club Management on Instagram
UNITING THE WORLD OF FITNESS
Health Club Management

Health Club Management

News

Pure Gym research ranks countries by cost of staying healthy

Denmark has been identified as the cheapest country in which to live a healthy life
A new study from Pure Gym, using Numbeo analytics, looked at 100 countries worldwide
Assessing things such as the cost of healthy foods and gym membership, the study also took into consideration average earnings
Europe dominated the affordability list, with seven countries in the top 10

Denmark has been identified as the cheapest country in the world to live a healthy life, according to a new study.

Research by Pure Gym using Numbeo analytics (www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living) investigated close to 100 countries worldwide, looking at the average costs of basic healthy food items from the five main food groups, in addition to things such as the average price of a gym membership and the cost of activewear.

The costs were then weighted against national average earnings in each location to reveal how affordable it is to follow a healthy lifestyle, within each country.

Regularly heralded as one of the happiest places on earth – and with capital city Copenhagen already being declared the world’s healthiest – Denmark's top spot is, perhaps, no surprise.

While the Nordic country was crowned the most affordable place on the planet to stay fit and healthy, Iran – with a low average income but incredibly high healthy living costs – was at the other end of the scale, deemed the most expensive location to maintain healthy habits.

Denmark beat the likes of US, Switzerland and Australia for the title – all countries which have comparatively low costs of keeping healthy, with favourable prices of fresh produce and monthly gym memberships when compared to average earnings

Europe dominated the top 10, with seven countries featuring in the most affordable countries to keep healthy. The UK was placed seventh.

The results of the study somewhat mirror the The Bloomberg Global Health Index, which ranks the healthiest (and unhealthiest) countries in the world.

European countries also dominate the Bloomberg index, holding six of the top 10 spots.

However, the Bloomberg top 10 only includes two of the countries on the Pure Gym list – Switzerland and Australia.

Pure Gym's Stephen Rowe said: “Keeping fit and healthy, both in our diets and our exercise routines, is an important part of a well-rounded lifestyle that can also have huge benefits for our mental wellbeing.

"With the New Year fast approaching and many people often using this time to re-evaluate their lifestyles and introduce healthy habits, it felt like the ideal time to look at which countries are more affordable than others to keep fit and healthy.

"And while within the UK alone some locations can be more costly than others, there are always ways to stay healthy, even when on a budget."

The Pure Gym 10 most affordable countries to keep healthy are:

Denmark

USASwitzerland

AustraliaGermany

NetherlandsUnited Kingdom

CanadaIreland

Sweden

Pure Gym also recently published an associated blog post giving healthy living tips.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Related news

PureGym wins UK health and fitness app of the year award

22 Nov 2021
The PureGym app has been named the Health and Fitness App of the Year at ...

338 new gyms have opened in the UK since March 2019, in spite of the pandemic

13 Nov 2021
Eight of the top 20 private health club operators in the UK have grown their ...

What stops women and girls exercising? A new guide tackles causes such as fear of judgement and sexual harassment

10 Nov 2021
A new guide has been published to give health clubs, gyms and leisure centres in ...
Latest News
Entries are now open for the annual UK Active Awards. Following two years of unparalleled ...
Latest News
People with early-stage Parkinson’s should do regular exercise to slow down the progression of the ...
Latest News
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to ...
Latest News
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence ...
Latest News
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, ...
Latest News
The Workforce State of Mind Survey, now in its second year, has begun to gather ...
Latest News
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after ...
Latest News
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114 ...
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Life Fitness has launched a new mobile app, called Life Fitness Connect, to provide the ultimate workout experience
HCM Magazine
Research
Exercise has been found to power up the body’s production of endocannabinoids and reduce chronic inflammation, explains Tom Walker
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Fitronics’ new member journey software is supporting the University of Oxford in improving its services for users
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Fitness First Germany has upgraded its members’ gym floor training experience with the rollout of Funxtion’s Multiscreen Virtual Player
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We were fortunate to be approached by Sheikh Mohammed – a Qatari entrepreneur – to develop the club
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’ve never wanted to be the biggest, just the best
HCM Magazine
Flooring
As we wrap up 2021, flooring suppliers share their most exciting projects and launches from the past year
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Most consumer-facing sectors have standards to reassure customers on matters of safety and quality. Now it’s the turn of our industry to go through this rite of passage
HCM magazine
We’re seeing around 40% of our joiners being first-time gym members, which is slightly higher than the norm in more recent years
HCM magazine
Despite the renewed interest in health, a proportion of people remain nervous about going back to health clubs because of infection levels in the wider community. Would making adjustments to pricing help overcome these barriers? Kath Hudson investigates
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Focus on health to attract and retain new members in 2022
The ‘health seeker’ is a term being used a lot within fitness right now, as recent surveys have shown.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Quoox throws down the gauntlet in fitness software arena
An increasing number of gym and studio owners are realising that the days of them needing six, eight or 10 pieces of expensive, disjointed and barely adequate software to operate their business is a thing of the past.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington breaks ground ahead of new Rainham Leisure Centre
Everyone Active has got the New Year off to a flying start as it begins work on the brand new Rainham Leisure Centre.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Innovative experience TAGactive launched at Everyone Active
Everyone Active opened its first TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Bilborough, Nottingham
Bilborough College
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates

News

Pure Gym research ranks countries by cost of staying healthy

Denmark has been identified as the cheapest country in which to live a healthy life
A new study from Pure Gym, using Numbeo analytics, looked at 100 countries worldwide
Assessing things such as the cost of healthy foods and gym membership, the study also took into consideration average earnings
Europe dominated the affordability list, with seven countries in the top 10

Denmark has been identified as the cheapest country in the world to live a healthy life, according to a new study.

Research by Pure Gym using Numbeo analytics (www.numbeo.com/cost-of-living) investigated close to 100 countries worldwide, looking at the average costs of basic healthy food items from the five main food groups, in addition to things such as the average price of a gym membership and the cost of activewear.

The costs were then weighted against national average earnings in each location to reveal how affordable it is to follow a healthy lifestyle, within each country.

Regularly heralded as one of the happiest places on earth – and with capital city Copenhagen already being declared the world’s healthiest – Denmark's top spot is, perhaps, no surprise.

While the Nordic country was crowned the most affordable place on the planet to stay fit and healthy, Iran – with a low average income but incredibly high healthy living costs – was at the other end of the scale, deemed the most expensive location to maintain healthy habits.

Denmark beat the likes of US, Switzerland and Australia for the title – all countries which have comparatively low costs of keeping healthy, with favourable prices of fresh produce and monthly gym memberships when compared to average earnings

Europe dominated the top 10, with seven countries featuring in the most affordable countries to keep healthy. The UK was placed seventh.

The results of the study somewhat mirror the The Bloomberg Global Health Index, which ranks the healthiest (and unhealthiest) countries in the world.

European countries also dominate the Bloomberg index, holding six of the top 10 spots.

However, the Bloomberg top 10 only includes two of the countries on the Pure Gym list – Switzerland and Australia.

Pure Gym's Stephen Rowe said: “Keeping fit and healthy, both in our diets and our exercise routines, is an important part of a well-rounded lifestyle that can also have huge benefits for our mental wellbeing.

"With the New Year fast approaching and many people often using this time to re-evaluate their lifestyles and introduce healthy habits, it felt like the ideal time to look at which countries are more affordable than others to keep fit and healthy.

"And while within the UK alone some locations can be more costly than others, there are always ways to stay healthy, even when on a budget."

The Pure Gym 10 most affordable countries to keep healthy are:

Denmark

USASwitzerland

AustraliaGermany

NetherlandsUnited Kingdom

CanadaIreland

Sweden

Pure Gym also recently published an associated blog post giving healthy living tips.

Sign up here to get HCM's weekly ezine and every issue of HCM magazine free on digital.
Related news

PureGym wins UK health and fitness app of the year award

22 Nov 2021
The PureGym app has been named the Health and Fitness App of the Year at ...

338 new gyms have opened in the UK since March 2019, in spite of the pandemic

13 Nov 2021
Eight of the top 20 private health club operators in the UK have grown their ...

What stops women and girls exercising? A new guide tackles causes such as fear of judgement and sexual harassment

10 Nov 2021
A new guide has been published to give health clubs, gyms and leisure centres in ...

News

Entries are now open for the annual UK Active Awards. Following two years of unparalleled
People with early-stage Parkinson’s should do regular exercise to slow down the progression of the
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled,
The Workforce State of Mind Survey, now in its second year, has begun to gather
Innovatise UK Ltd
Innovatise UK Ltd
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after
Planet Fitness has signed an agreement to acquire Sunshine Fitness – an operator of 114
People living in London have been advised to avoid or reduce strenuous exercise today (Friday
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant
The UK government should encourage – and make it easier – for doctors and other
Mark Sesnan, co-founder and CEO of GLL, has been awarded an OBE in the New
Fitness On Demand
Fitness On Demand
An increasing number of gym and studio owners are realising that the days of them
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a
The Cleveland Clinic’s chief wellness officer Michael Roizen predicts longevity will become the next major
Physically active people are 50 per cent more likely to develop higher levels of antibodies
United Fitness Brands (UFB) has added London-based operator Triyoga to its portfolio. Triyoga, which operates
Wearable technology, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape
Les Mills
Les Mills
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry by at least a decade, and
COVID-19 is accelerating interest in wellness as more consumers have been faced with the importance
The number of positive COVID-19 cases among people who have visited health clubs across Europe
FIBO Exhibition
FIBO Exhibition
1 - 20 of 12,129
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Life Fitness has launched a new mobile app, called Life Fitness Connect, to provide the ultimate workout experience
HCM Magazine
Research
Exercise has been found to power up the body’s production of endocannabinoids and reduce chronic inflammation, explains Tom Walker
HCM Magazine
Sponsored
Fitronics’ new member journey software is supporting the University of Oxford in improving its services for users
HCM Magazine
Promotion
Fitness First Germany has upgraded its members’ gym floor training experience with the rollout of Funxtion’s Multiscreen Virtual Player
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We were fortunate to be approached by Sheikh Mohammed – a Qatari entrepreneur – to develop the club
HCM Magazine
HCM People
We’ve never wanted to be the biggest, just the best
HCM Magazine
Flooring
As we wrap up 2021, flooring suppliers share their most exciting projects and launches from the past year
HCM Magazine
HCM magazine
Most consumer-facing sectors have standards to reassure customers on matters of safety and quality. Now it’s the turn of our industry to go through this rite of passage
HCM magazine
We’re seeing around 40% of our joiners being first-time gym members, which is slightly higher than the norm in more recent years
HCM magazine
Despite the renewed interest in health, a proportion of people remain nervous about going back to health clubs because of infection levels in the wider community. Would making adjustments to pricing help overcome these barriers? Kath Hudson investigates
HCM magazine
Florence Nightingale played an important role in the fitness industry and if she were still with us, she’d certainly be campaigning for fitness trainers to be fully involved in combating the effects of lockdown, says Muir Gray
HCM magazine
Fuel the debate about issues and opportunities across the industry. We’d love to hear from you – [email protected]
HCM magazine
HCM People

Randy Hetrick

Founder of TRX and OutFit
I don’t want to compete with gyms, I want to complement them. We’re going to places where they’re not – parks, schools and cul-de-sacs
HCM magazine
TVS Group installs a new world class facilities at the University of Kent in partnership with Robbins
HCM magazine
Code Fitness has partnered with body composition experts Tanita to put analysis at the heart of its programmes
HCM magazine
At SATS, you can therefore design your own membership and pay just for what you want
HCM magazine
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Focus on health to attract and retain new members in 2022
The ‘health seeker’ is a term being used a lot within fitness right now, as recent surveys have shown.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Quoox throws down the gauntlet in fitness software arena
An increasing number of gym and studio owners are realising that the days of them needing six, eight or 10 pieces of expensive, disjointed and barely adequate software to operate their business is a thing of the past.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Double Olympic Champion Rebecca Adlington breaks ground ahead of new Rainham Leisure Centre
Everyone Active has got the New Year off to a flying start as it begins work on the brand new Rainham Leisure Centre.
Featured operator news
Featured operator news: Innovative experience TAGactive launched at Everyone Active
Everyone Active opened its first TAGactive Arena at Lammas Leisure Centre on Bank Holiday Monday, January 3.
Company profiles
Company profile: Matrix Fitness
Matrix provides innovative commercial fitness equipment to facilities in all market sectors including private health ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Pendex Fisio S.L.
Pendex programmes are delivered using 12 smart training machines, the design of which correlates with ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Whole body cryotherapy
Art of Cryo: Whole body cryotherapy
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: trade associations
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Management software
Premier Software Solutions: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Property & Tenders
Bilborough, Nottingham
Bilborough College
Property & Tenders
Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
Diary dates
Search news, features & products:
Find a supplier:
Quoox Ltd
Quoox Ltd
Partner sites