Now trending: affordable gyms attract keep-fit fans

Every edition we assess an aspect of the French zeitgeist. This month: the growth of gyms and fitness sessions, by Jane Hanks

Working out at the gym is becoming more and more popular in France with the numbers of fitness clubs growing each year. If you drive through a city at night you are sure to see someone pedalling furiously on an exercise bike, lifting weights, or taking part in an exercise or dance class through the lit up windows of a salle de sport.

This is a relatively new phenomenon but now puts France at third place in the numbers of clubs in Europe behind the UK in second place and Germany in first.

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