“Coping with the economy usually means scaling back individual and family expenses, finding less costly ways of doing things. But increasing one's resistance to stress and anxiety — through gyms, fitness centers, sports centers and personal trainers — can also help some people deal with tough times.
Memberships are not only up at some gyms — they are at boom levels. Planet Fitness in Henrietta has experienced 'remarkable' growth since it opened in January, said manager Matt Devins. 'We're planning on three more clubs in this market,' he said. Gates and Irondequoit are possible sites.Planet Fitness has a discount package hat Devins said was in place before the recession hit."