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Jump rope benefits: 35+ health benefits of jumping rope

Jump rope benefits: 35+ health benefits of jumping rope

To investigate the health benefits of jumping rope we spent 75 hours analyzing over 150 studies. This exercise benefits you in a wide range of unique ways. This review of rope jumping benefits is broken down into the following sections: Heart health Weight loss Physical fitness, strength, and muscle Aerobic conditioning and oxygenation Diabetes Mental and emotional health Brain health Bone and joint health Heart health Some of the benefits of cardio include improving you[…]


Rowing machine benefits: 56 health benefits of rowing

Rowing machine benefits: 56 health benefits of rowing

Different forms of exercise benefits your health in different ways. One unique form of exercising is rowing. In order to demonstrate the benefits of rowing and why using a rowing machine is such a great form of exercise, we spent 70 hours, analyzing over 160 studies to provide a comprehensive review of the benefits of rowing, broken down into the following sections: Heart health Physical fitness, strength, muscle, and conditioning Weight loss Diabetes Mental and emotiona[…]


1/3 gym members won't return after vaccine (11K surveyed)

1/3 gym members won't return after vaccine (11K surveyed)

A year ago, at the start of the lockdowns, we found that nearly 50% of gym members didn’t plan to return to their gyms upon reopening and that more than 10% had canceled their memberships. A follow-up study in August found that the cancelation rate continued to increase and that less than a third of members had actually returned by that point. Now, in March of 2021, we have surveyed 11,193 members from 142 countries to learn how many gym members plan to return to t[…]


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[…]


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[…]


Calories Burned Biking: How Many Calories Does Cycling Burn

Calories Burned Biking: How Many Calories Does Cycling Burn

Riding a bike at home or outdoors is on the rise, with our fitness trends report showing outdoor exercise and home fitness as the most popular trends of 2021. We know exercise benefits you in losing weight by burning calories. But we wanted to learn how biking benefits you and just how many calories you burn cycling or riding a stationary bike. Specifically, this study investigates how many: Calories burned cycling per mile Calories burned cycling / biking 1 hour Calorie[…]


Average Gym Membership Cost 2021 [Gym Price Analysis]

Average Gym Membership Cost 2021 [Gym Price Analysis]

We compiled the prices of the different membership plans at 16 popular gym chains in the US (as of January 15th, 2021) to analyze the average gym membership costs in 2021. The comprehensive analysis specifically addresses: What does the average gym membership cost per month in 2021? How much does the average annual gym membership cost? Gym membership price comparison of the top US gym chains Top 5 cheapest gym memberships to join for $20 or less a month What does the ave[…]


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 the benefits of exercise and 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,[…]


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 trainers How e[…]