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  • Writer's pictureGary Moller

What effect has COVID19 had on the fitness industry?

Updated: Feb 26

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Ye Gods! This is not good for the fitness industry. I wonder what the situation is here in New Zealand?

"A survey was conducted on 8650 people. The objective was to know about the effects of a pandemic on the health and fitness industry, leading to the following results"

The researchers surveyed 8650 participants from the East and West sides of the USA between 2/1/2020 and 4/15/2020

The Hazardous Effects of COVID-19 on Fitness Industry: Other Sources

Statistics reveal that

  • More than 20 million gym memberships will get affected due to the pandemic.

  • More than 30% of members already have or plan to cancel their membership after COVID-19.

  • More than 40% of people started to exercise at home for the first time to increase immunity due to coronavirus.

  • About 40,000 clubs and fitness studios have to be kept closed because of the pandemic. In case they have to be reopened, they will have to stick to strict cleanliness and safety protocols issued by the government.

  • More than 500,000 fitness industry employees have been temporarily laid off.

  • The research indicates that about 40% of the people are ready to work out even more after COVID-19, and more than half of the participants in the study agreed to the fact that they are motivated to work out more for the sake of their health and well being.

  • Research indicates that 35% of the participants are not sure if they will renew their gym membership after COVID-19.


The entire report, which is very nicely laid out and packed with information, can be found here:


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