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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 learn what they inte[…]


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 gym memberships Member attitudes[…]


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 enjoy the benefits of exercising. 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 - 1[…]


74 Benefits of Running Backed by Science

74 Benefits of Running Backed by Science

Some 20 - 25 minutes of running can transform your mind, body, and soul. This is not an exaggeration. All these exericise benefits are backed by various scientific studies. When you read about just one or two benefits, it is easy to overlook and continue with your sedentary routine. We wanted to create something more powerful. Something that is hard to ignore. So, we reviewed and compiled hundreds of studies to present the incredible, almost life-changing effects of runn[…]


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 their gym since[…]


Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

Exercise is Up 88% During COVID-19 [12,913 Person Study]

The world is in crisis because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Between government lockdowns, layoffs, furloughs, work from home mandates, school closures, and sports facility shutdowns, we wanted to understand how this virus is affecting the exercise habits of people around the globe. We surveyed 12,913 participants from 139 countries between March 24th and March 30th to gather data on how Coronavirus has changed their physical activity routines. Surprisingly, people are exerc[…]


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. During so, people have had to go elsewhere to stay active and enjoy the benefits of exercise. 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[…]


50+ Ways Strength Training for Golf Improves Performance

50+ Ways Strength Training for Golf Improves Performance

It is well known that exercise benefits sports performance in a variety of ways. For this study 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 distanc[…]


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 and are not needed to enjoy the benefits of working out. In fact, the inexpensive workout shoes are overall rated better than the more e[…]


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 predict that three-time CrossFit Games winner, Tia-Clari[…]