Gyms May Become A Thing Of The Past For Most Americans


It’s been months since gyms have been open in some states, and it seems folks aren’t exactly eager to see them open again.

A new survey finds:

  • 60% of Americans believe gyms won’t survive the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Part of the reason is because a lot of folks realize they could just as easily exercise at home.
  • In fact, 75% of people say it’s easier than ever to keep up with their fitness routines at home.
  • 63% say they’ve gotten themselves in better shape during the quarantine,
  • Another 63% saying they are more interested in at-home fitness now than before the lockdowns began. 
  • Because of the lockdown, 70% of Americans now believe they don’t need a gym to keep up with their exercise.
  • More than half are so confident they can maintain their routine at home that they are going to cancel their gym membership.

While some people may have used the quarantine as an opportunity to be lazy, it seems the opposite is true for a lot of people.

  • Americans exercised, on average, 25% more during lockdown than before.
  • 52% say they did so in order to pass the time, while more than half did it to improve their mental health.
  • Working out at home has become so important to people that over the last three months they’ve spent an average of $95.79 on at-home exercise equipment.
  • The most popular exercises tried during quarantine include:
    • Meditation (34%)
    • Running (32%)
    • Walking (31%)
    • Yoga (29%)
    • Pilates (24%)
    • Hiking (21%)
    • Outdoor biking (20%)
    • Spinning (19%)

Source:SWNS Digital