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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[…]


Gyms Reopening: 46.67% of Members Won’t Return [Study]

Gyms Reopening: 46.67% of Members Won’t Return [Study]

  In the face of this pandemic, some places are beginning their initial stages of reopening. With the disruption this crisis is having on the fitness industry, we wanted to understand how gym members feel about gyms reopening. We surveyed 10,824 gym members to learn if they plan to return to gyms upon reopening and whether they will be keeping their memberships or not. The survey was run on RunRepeat.com, between April 24th and May 1st, including respondents fro[…]


50+ Ways Strength Training for Golf Improves Performance

50+ Ways Strength Training for Golf Improves Performance

We researched and analyzed over 130 scientific studies in order to investigate the effect of strength training for golf on performance. As a result, we identified more than 50 ways strength training improves golf performance.    Key Findings Strength training has been shown to increase driving distance in golf by as much as 10.9% in as little as 8 weeks.   The overall carry distance also increases with strength training, with studies reporting[…]


323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

323,776 Reviews Say "Expensive Workout Shoes Aren't Worth It"

  Are expensive workout shoes worth it? This study analyzed 323,776 reviews of 336 workout shoes from 20 different brands. The analysis focused on the pricing, rating, and savings for shoes across the entire category as well as individual brands.  The data makes it clear that expensive workout shoes are not better than more affordable ones.  In fact, the inexpensive workout shoes are overall rated better than the more expensive workout shoe options.[…]


CrossFit Open 2020 - Expert Predictions

CrossFit Open 2020 - Expert Predictions

  With the 2020 CrossFit Open kicking off on October 10th, RunRepeat conducted a survey among journalists and CrossFit experts around the world.  The survey consisted of 14 questions regarding their predictions for the top male competitors, top female competitors, and National Champions from their countries.  Here are their predictions.   Who will win the CrossFit Open - Female Competitors     To little surprise, the experts pred[…]


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[…]


33 Couples Yoga Poses to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

33 Couples Yoga Poses to Take Your Relationship to the Next Level

From Instagram gurus, major publications, family and friends to your work colleagues, it is hard to go very long without hearing about yoga. We get it. Yoga is a great form of exercise with a long list of benefits. The thing is though, the majority of yoga practitioners partake in it as a form of individualistic practice. However, there is more to yoga than meets the “third” eye. Couples yoga is a shared experience focused more on the connection with one[…]


Stronglifts 5x5 Workout - Best Strength Training Program for Beginners

Stronglifts 5x5 Workout - Best Strength Training Program for Beginners

  The fitness industry is littered with fad workouts that tell you what to do, how to do it, and promise amazing results. They come. They go. And a new one is born. The 5x5 workout is not one of those fads. This training program has stood the test of time having originated in 1960 by the legendary bodybuilder, Reg Park. It has lived on since then. It has taken on different forms throughout the years into versions with the help of experts like Bill Starr or Mark[…]


78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting for Seniors

78 Science Backed Benefits of Weightlifting for Seniors

  The aging process is a daunting and inevitable one.Which is why effort and action must be taken to improve the overall health, longevity, and quality of life. Despite this, 80% of adults are not engaging in enough physical activity to reach prescribed guidelines. In general, but especially for seniors, inactivity and a sedentary lifestyle are extremely dangerous. What are the dangers exactly? Increased risk of serious adverse health conditions such as blood pre[…]