EPIC Facts is back! Over the coming weeks we’ll continue to post interesting fitness facts you can use to impress your swolemates at the gym with. Let’s get down to it!

Fun Fact #4: There were 267,000 fitness trainers and instructors in the U.S. in 2012. While the number of personal trainers is expected to grow by 13% over the next decade, that doesn’t mean all gym members are taking advantage of their services. In fact, the number of members who use trainers is just 12.5%. So get out there and support your trainers!

Fun Fact #5: As the number of gyms continues to grow, membership is also climbing steadily. The total number of gym members in the U.S. alone stands at just over 50 million. That’s a 22% jump compared to 2005, when around 41 million people had active memberships.

Fun Fact #6: There are over 153,000 health club facilities worldwide. Gyms in the United States make up just 20% of that total. Around the globe, health clubs serve a staggering 131.7 million members. That’s 131 million possible EPIC Athletes…wow!

Stay tuned for more EPIC Facts coming your way soon!