Here’s a little-known fact: The Columbia Association spends about $500,000 a year on towel-related expenses at its three fitness centers, according to the Wall Street Journal.
We're not saying you would steal your gym towel. At least not on purpose.
But a front-page Journal story Tuesday reported that gyms across the country, including those in Columbia, are experiencing towel theft problems.
The Columbia Association has tried to eliminate towels from its gyms twice, the Journal reported, but canceled the idea after member backlash.