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Quarantine Weight Gain: 35.82% Gained Weight During Pandemic [19,903 Person Study]

Quarantine Weight Gain: 35.82% Gained Weight During Pandemic [19,903 Person Study]

In previous research, we found that the lockdown led to people exercising more than they were prior to the pandemic. Additionally, we have found that nearly 70% of gym members haven’t gone back to their gyms, nor do they plan to anytime soon.  All along, conversations regarding the “Quarantine 15” and weight gain during the pandemic have been ongoing. In order to learn just how this pandemic has impacted people’s weight around the world, w[…]


How Will Gym Members Stay Fit in 2021 [Hint:Not the Gym]

How Will Gym Members Stay Fit in 2021 [Hint:Not the Gym]

Although nearly half of gym members said they would return to their gym when it reopened back in April, only a third had returned since August.  With the pandemic only worsening as 2020 comes to an end, we wanted to learn how this year has changed the way gym members approach achieving their fitness goals.  To do this, we surveyed 1,990 gym members from 120 different countries in order to learn how they will be approaching staying fit in 2021, in comparison[…]


39.14% of avid gym members switch to home fitness in 2021

39.14% of avid gym members switch to home fitness in 2021

In our previous study, we found 41.38% of gym members were “avid gym members”, or those who stated gyms, health clubs, fitness centers, studios, or bootcamps were their primary way to stay fit coming into 2020.  Going into 2021, that number has dropped to 15.18%; a 72.14% loss in this core membership of gyms.  In this study, we analyze the survey results of 835 avid gym members that are planning on exercising differently in 2021 in order to lear[…]


77 Gym Membership Statistics, Facts, and Trends [2019/2020]

77 Gym Membership Statistics, Facts, and Trends [2019/2020]

We researched, read, analyzed, and compiled data and facts on everything regarding gym memberships and gym members, to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of gym membership statistics. Gym membership statistics Gym attendance statistics Gyms least and most busy times statistics Gym participation statistics Gym equipment and exercise popularity statistics Gym member retention statistics Gym membership cancellation statistics Gym member new year resolutions sta[…]


COVID's Impact on the Fitness Industry [35+ Stats and Facts]

COVID's Impact on the Fitness Industry [35+ Stats and Facts]

The global pandemic is the biggest disruption the fitness industry has ever faced. To develop a greater understanding of just how the industry is being impacted and shifting, we spent hours researching, analyzing, and compiling the newest research, stats, facts, and data.    Specifically, the research compiled addresses: Gym closures and bankruptcy during the pandemic  Job loss in the fitness industry during the pandemic  Impact of COVID-19 on[…]


A Fifth of Gyms Are Still Closed [6,812 Member Survey]

A Fifth of Gyms Are Still Closed [6,812 Member Survey]

Four months after our initial gyms reopening survey we ran a follow-up survey that found only 30.98% of gym members had returned to their gym. To learn more about the status of gyms currently, we asked 6,812 gym members about the reopening of their gyms.    Key Findings 23.93% of US gym members reported that their gyms have yet to reopen or are permanently closed  20.58% of gym members globally reported that their gyms are still closed - 18.28% have[…]


Only 30.98% of Gym Members Have Returned [5,055 Member Survey]

Only 30.98% of Gym Members Have Returned [5,055 Member Survey]

Prior to gyms reopening in May, we surveyed 10,824 gym members regarding how they felt about returning to their gyms and their memberships. Four months later, we have surveyed 5,055 gym members to learn just how many members have returned since gyms reopened, plan to return moving forward, and have canceled their memberships. This survey was run on RunRepeat.com, between August 1st and August 13th.   Key Findings Only 30.98% of gym members have returned to t[…]


Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

  The world is in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between government lockdowns, layoffs, furloughs, work from home mandates, school closures, and sports facility shutdowns, we wanted to understand how this virus is affecting the exercise habits of people around the globe.  We surveyed 12,913 participants from 139 countries between March 24th and March 30th to gather data on how Coronavirus has changed their physical activity routines. Surprisingly,[…]


Sprint Interval Training: Burn 40% More Fat Than HIIT in 60% Less Time

Sprint Interval Training: Burn 40% More Fat Than HIIT in 60% Less Time

  From fitness gurus and gym trainers to that one colleague who never shuts up about Crossfit, all will tell you exactly what you need to do to lose weight. Despite how convincing all these so-called experts may sound, weight loss comes down to two things: 1) What you consume, and 2) What you do. That’s it. The most obvious thing people do when they want to lose weight is some form of cardio. Instead of following the guidance of the misinformed, I conduct[…]


Why You Shouldn't Diet

Why You Shouldn't Diet

  Do you want to: prevent future weight gain; increase your sensitivity to hunger and satiety cues; reduce the chance of eating disorders; reduce your proneness to disease; improve your body image; reduce stress; feel more agent and in control; and improve your self-esteem. Then for fuck’s sake stop dieting!     Why this article? My name is Vania, I am 32 and I have been painfully aware that I am fat since I was 4. I started die[…]