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Consumers bought $2.5 billion worth of home gym equipment in 1993. The most popular big-ticket items and how many of each were sold:
|Stair climbers ||1,869,000|
|Aerobic step-up boxes ||1,659,000 |
|Stationary bikes ||1,659,000 |
|Cross-country ski simulators ||1,463,000 |
|Treadmills ||1,456,000 |
|Multipurpose home gyms ||1,086,000 |
|Weight benches ||789,000 |
|Rowing machines ||159,000 |
Source: National Sporting Goods Association.