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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[…]


60+ Personal Trainer Statistics, Facts, and Trends

60+ Personal Trainer Statistics, Facts, and Trends

We spent 37 hours reading, researching, analyzing, and compiling personal trainer statistics, to provide a comprehensive breakdown of: Personal training industry statistics [size, growth, and trends] Personal training statistics in the UK Personal trainer job outlook stats The future of personal training: how it's changing due to covid Personal trainer salary stats Personal trainer certifications and education Personal trainer demographics Cost of personal tr[…]


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[…]


Runners Find Little Need for Gyms in 2021

Runners Find Little Need for Gyms in 2021

  Back in April we surveyed 12,913 people and found that moderate runners (those running just 1-3 times a week) prior to the lockdown were finding more time to run and as a group were logging 55% more runs.  We just completed another survey of 2,712 runners to see what they plan to do in 2021 to hit their fitness goals. This was part of another study we just published on Gym Member trends.    Key Findings 84.78% of runners said that outd[…]


Unexpected Benefits of the NBA Bubble [injury analysis]

Unexpected Benefits of the NBA Bubble [injury analysis]

172 games were played in the Orland bubble, 89 seeding, and 83 playoff games. We analyzed the first 89 games of each of the past 5 seasons (corresponding with 89 bubble seeding games), along with 5 previous playoffs. We counted the total number of games NBA players missed due to injury during this period and compared the bubble with “outside”. Key findings NBA bubble turned out to be the safest on-court environment for the NBA players: Players in the bu[…]


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[…]


200+ Gym Industry Statistics [Global Analysis]

200+ Gym Industry Statistics [Global Analysis]

We spent 57 hours researching, analyzing, and compiling data on the global gym industry to produce a comprehensive global analysis. These 200+ gym industry statistics cover: Global gym industry statistics Top 10 countries by gym industry revenue Top 10 countries by number of gyms Top 10 countries by number of gym members Top 10 countries by gym member penetration rate Top 10 countries with the most members per gym Top 10 countries with the highest annual re[…]


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[…]


"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

"American" EuroLeague: 119% more USA players after 20 seasons

We analyzed 2,581 players from 85 Euroleague teams from 2000-01 to 2019-20 season. The focus was on players from the USA, and their continued growth over the years.   Summary: USA players dominate the Euroleague:  Share of Americans in the Euroleague grew by 119% since the 2000-01 season. Their minutes share in the league grew by 84%, and points share by 76% since the first EL season. Europeans are declining in the Euroleague, dropping by 27% since th[…]