Employees Get Paid to Exercise, While Some Pay to Sit Out

February 14, 2012
by Rachel Beals
U.S. News & World Report

Some insurers and companies are recognizing that preventative health incentives can potentially save lives—and their bottom line.

There's evidence of continued, if slow, growth in this trend in a recent survey from gym chain Anytime Fitness, which keeps its doors open at odd hours to inspire more workouts. Anytime Fitness members, across its some 1,500 U.S. gyms, received nearly $4 million in health insurance reimbursements for working out 12 or more times per month in 2011. That's up $1 million from 2010, the company's second "Weight of the Union" survey showed.


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