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Squat Benefits | 90+ Stats & Facts [Research Review]

We've reading thousands of studies on the health benefits of exercise and how strength training is beneficial We wanted to highlight the benefits of squats because it is one of the most important and effective exercises one can do. To highlight squat benefits, we have curated data from over 75 studies and summarized the top benefits of squatting: Make you a stronger athlete Build incredible power, muscle, and functional strength Best exercises for engaging lower body Inc[…]


Return to work creates exercise boom for least active [Study]

Return to work creates exercise boom for least active [Study]

We wanted to understand how the exercise habits of people who were forced to work remotely during the pandemic were impacted by returning to the office full-time. To do this, we surveyed 2,494 people who were working remotely during the pandemic about their exercise habits before and after returning to work. Key findings: Returning to work in the office full-time, after being forced to work remotely during the pandemic has resulted in: 59.52% of non-exercisers are active[…]


50+ Science Backed Benefits of Push Ups

Push ups fall under the umbrella of a compound exercise, targeting multiple muscle groups that provide you with many different health benefits of exercise. To showcase the benefits of push ups, we have curated data from over 50 studies and found that overall, push ups are great for: Building muscle, strength and endurance in your arms, chest, and core Improving heart health and reducing cardiovascular disease risk Lowering your blood pressure and cholesterol Helping peop[…]


Gym Harassment: 56.37% women harassed while working out

Gym Harassment: 56.37% women harassed while working out

We wanted to understand how prevalent harassment is in gyms and how it impacts members, gyms, and the industry as a whole. To investigate this we surveyed 3,774 gym members (1107 female and 2667 male) in June of 2021. Key Findings 56.37% of female gym members have experienced harassment at the gym - 2.68x more than male gym members (21.00%) 92.31% of cases of harassment against females go unreported Of the female gym members who experienced being harassed: 25.65% stopped[…]


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[…]


200+ Gym Industry Statistics 2021 [Global Analysis]

200+ Gym Industry Statistics 2021 [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 revenue per gym[…]


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[…]


77 Gym Membership Statistics, Facts, and Trends [2020/2021]

77 Gym Membership Statistics, Facts, and Trends [2020/2021]

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 statistics Gym[…]


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[…]