Despite the fact that many gyms have reopened, the majority of gym-goers are opting not to return as of yet.
RunRepeat, just published a brand new follow-up study to their gyms reopening study that was published back in May. They surveyed another 5,055 gym members in order to learn how many have returned since their gym reopened and what they plan to do moving forward.
The results show that:
• Only 30.98% of gym members have returned to their gyms since the initial lockdowns.
• 59.06% have canceled or are considering canceling their memberships (19.59% canceled, 40.11% considering)
•Consumer confidence in gyms globally has decreased significantly since March, with:
– 22.35% fewer members have returned to their gyms than had expected to by now
– 22.49% more have already canceled or are considering canceling their memberships than in March
Gyms are able to operate with varying restrictions, based on where you live. Restrictions include capacity limits, group fitness caps, and organized sports limitations.
This prompts the question: What won’t return to “normal” if and when we emerge from this pandemic? There are a multitude statistics about the number of small businesses and restaurants that are predicted to close forever. Many gyms opted to remain closed for the time being, or indefinitely. Movie theaters have begun reopening with capacity limits, but their numbers remain low.
Once this passes, will our society be forever changed?