You People Are Spending This Much Money on Gym?

June 6, 2022

Many things will chop your money in this country. If you’re a frequent gym-goer and a fitness lover, that lifestyle will empty your pocket. 

I’ve been curious about how much people spend on their fitness lifestyles, so I decided to ask. And all I have to say is that people have money in this country. 

Tayo*, 39

My gym subscription costs ₦15,890 per month and I go to the gym four times a week, and my transport is ₦200 daily, ₦4,000 a month. Then, I buy food worth about ₦1,400 on my way back from the gym. I also eat a lot of eggs; I fry 4-5 eggs a day, which means I finish a crate of eggs in a week and a half at most. So I spend about ₦8k on eggs in a month. In total, that’s approximately ₦27,890 on fitness.

Lionel*, 34 

I’m trying to eat healthy now, and that takes about ₦10,000 a week from my account. There’s this particular salad I make every day, and it involves a lot of expensive ingredients. The only other fitness thing my money goes into is gym subscription, and that’s ₦60,000 monthly.

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Amaka*, 26

I spend about ₦70,000 – 95,000 monthly on my fitness lifestyle. I buy gym clothes spontaneously, I never budget for them. I buy when I see something I like, so I can’t say how much I spend on gym wear. But my gym membership is ₦15k monthly, and I also pay for personal training; another ₦15k. I spend roughly ₦35 – 40k on food each month because I’m mostly on a protein diet and whey protein every other month costs ₦25k. 

Tunde*, 22

I don’t spend too much at the moment because I haven’t started using supplements yet. I’m trying to bulk up, but because I don’t have the money to do it the healthy way, I spend on things people consider cheat meals such as a litre of ice cream. That takes about ₦10 – 12k from my pocket. For gym clothes, I visit Iya Chika’s okrika store near my bus stop and buy ashewo shorts and singlets or shirts. I don’t spend more than ₦1,500 per item. Monthly registration at my gym is ₦18k, but they do this corporate package where 3 – 5 people can register at once. So I and three other people from my gym pay ₦13k instead. Transportation to and fro is ₦400 per day, and I go six times a week. In total, I’d say I spend at least 25,000 monthly. 

Flames, 30

Most of my money goes to supplements. I buy one protein shake and one pre-workout supplement each month for a total cost of ₦98,000. The other two main things I spend money on are gym membership at ₦15k per month and personal training at ₦25k. I go to the gym five times a week, where I buy at least two bottles of water for ₦200 each. That’s a total of ₦5,000 in a month. In summary, at least ₦143k goes into my fitness lifestyle each month. 

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Charles*, 27 

I pay for my gym yearly, and that costs about ₦192,000. My daily transportation to the gym is about ₦2,000, and I go five times a week. I buy three Whey Proteins at once for ₦32,000 each, so I don’t have to think about that for the next three months. As for food, the major thing I spend a lot of money on is Greek yoghurt. I buy it four times a week, and it costs me ₦1600 each time. I don’t buy clothes that often, but when I do, I spend no less than ₦30,000 because of the bloody dollar rate.

Damilola*, 35

I spend ₦13,600 on personal training, and my gym subscription is ₦15,900 monthly. I don’t use supplements because I have no reason to. That money goes into buying vegetables, which cost me at least ₦20k each month. About ₦15 -20k goes into gym outfits and that’s about it. In total, I spend at least ₦64,000 monthly on my fitness lifestyle. 


About ₦101,000 goes into my love for fitness every month. I’m currently bulking, so I buy a lot of junk food and chicken, and that’s why I spend ₦30k on food monthly. Supplements cost me ₦40k and my gym takes ₦16k from my account monthly. I spend at least ₦5k on gym gear; I’m either buying gloves, knee wraps, lifting straps, etc. And my outfits cost a minimum of ₦10k.

Diana*, 25 

I don’t spend that much on fitness majorly because all my money goes into savings. My gym subscription is about ₦16,000, and that’s the highest amount that leaves my account monthly. I buy thrift gym clothes, but not often. The last time I bought some was in March, and it cost me about ₦4k. The most I’ve ever spent on gym wear is ₦16k. As for food, I live in my parents’ house, so I don’t buy anything. I’m not exactly on any diet, so there’s no need for me to spend money on specific types of food. I walk to the gym and back because it’s not far from my house, so I don’t spend on transport. 

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