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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[…]


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[…]


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[…]