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45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment (Survey)

45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment (Survey)

RunRepeat recently surveyed 3,774 gym members and found more than 50% of women have been harassed at the gym while working out. To find out if this problem is isolated to gyms or a wider issue, we surveyed 4,709 runners* to understand the extent of harassment that runners face and what impact this has. For the purpose of this survey, a runner is defined as someone who runs at least once a week. Key findings: 45.85% of female runners have experienced harassment 9.56% of a[…]


Fitness Trends 2021: New Trends in Fitness [Global Report]

Fitness Trends 2021: New Trends in Fitness [Global Report]

The pandemic has forced drastic changes upon the fitness industry, producing a sizable shift in how people approach staying fit and maintaining the health benefits of regular exercise. In order to learn about what the newest trends in fitness were for 2021, we surveyed 4,538 active adults from 122 countries (active adults are respondents who reported being active at the start of 2020). These respondents shared what they believe was the best way to stay fit in 2021, in co[…]


Sprinting Benefits | 40+ Benefits of Sprinting

Sprinting Benefits | 40+ Benefits of Sprinting

Sprinting is one of the most intense forms of working out that can give you the health benefits of exercising for an hour, in just a few minutes. Decades of studies have shown the benefits of exercise in improving one’s health, but one of the biggest challenges is squeezing in 30 minutes of exercise a day, which is the current exercise recommendation. To determine the various benefits of sprinting, we spent 80+ hours researching and analyzing over 90 studies and br[…]


Running Boom: 28.76% of runners started during the pandemic

Running Boom: 28.76% of runners started during the pandemic

We surveyed 3,961 current runners to investigate how many began during the pandemic. We wanted to learn about their motivations for running, whether they’ll participate in races, and how they differ from those that began before COVID. Key findings: 28.76% of current runners started running during the pandemic These new-pandemic runners are 19.82% less likely to participate in in-person races over the next 12 months New runners are 115.37% more in favor of virtual r[…]


Scientific Benefits of Exercise [Research Review]

Scientific Benefits of Exercise [Research Review]

In 2021, we began a project dedicating a significant amount of time towards researching the scientific benefits of exercise for your health. Reading, reviewing, analyzing, and reporting the findings of hundreds of studies showing how everything from regular physical activity to working out benefits you. Cardio Cardio benefits your heart health significantly. When analyzing how different forms of aerobic exericse improved heart health, the studies showed significant impro[…]


Cardio Benefits: 80+ Benefits of Cardio for your Health

Cardio Benefits: 80+ Benefits of Cardio for your Health

In our investigation to the health benefits of exercise, we spent 72 hours analyzing over 300 studies specific to how cardio improves your health. The 80+ benefits of cardio statistics that we produced through research were analyzed and broken down into the following sections: Heart health Physical fitness Hormones Weight loss Diabetics Mental and emotional health Brain health Bone health Joint health Heart health About 655,000 Americans die from some form of cardiovascu[…]


HIIT benefits: 68 benefits of high-intensity interval training

HIIT benefits: 68 benefits of high-intensity interval training

High intensity interval training is incredibly popular and is a great way to experience a wide range of exercise benefits. We spent 80+ hours analyzing over 220 studies on high-intensity interval training to provide a comprehensive review of the benefits of HIIT, broken down into the following sections: Heart health Fat loss Physical fitness, strength, muscle, and conditioning Diabetes prevention and management Mental and emotional health Bone and joint health Cancer Qua[…]


Walking benefits: 118 health benefits of walking

Walking benefits: 118 health benefits of walking

The importance of exercise is well known, but in order to demonstrate the importance of walking and why walking is such a great form of exercise, we spent 75 hours, analyzing over 200 studies to provide a comprehensive review of the benefits of walking. These 118 reasons to walk everyday are broken down by their benefits for: Heart health Physical fitness, strength, muscle, and conditioning Seniors and older adults Prevention and management of diabetes Mental health and[…]


Calories Burned Running: How Many Calories Burned Running?

Calories Burned Running: How Many Calories Burned Running?

All types of exercise benefits you by burning calories. Specifically, running is one of the most effective exercises to help you burn calories. In this study, we analyze the number of calories burned running, from every angle. The study breaks down how many: Calories are burned running per hour Calories burned running per minute Miles to run to burn 500, 1,000, 2,000 calories Hours to run to burn 2,000 calories Calories burned running by weight Calories burned running on[…]


Calories Burned Walking: How Many Calories Burned Walking

Calories Burned Walking: How Many Calories Burned Walking

In order to stay active and enjoy the benefits of exercise, people began getting active outdoors during the pandemic. In fact, activities like walking was the top fitness trend in 2021, so we wanted to analyze just how much walking benefits weight loss and how many calories will walking burn. In this piece, we discuss: Calories burned walking per hour Calories burned walking per minute Calories burned walking by miles Walking duration to burn 500, 1,000, 2,000 calories C[…]