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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.

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