Getting gains may never be the same as social distancing encourages more home workouts.
E-Fitness? No, not Wii Sports. Fitness instructors are moving their classes and instruction online to keep clients breaking sweats.
- Better than ever. One fitness instructor in Ohio started virtual classes when gyms were forced to close in March, and now he claims business is better than ever before.
What about gym equipment? While some ex-gym-goers are switching up workouts and getting creative, fitness equipment is booming for e-commerce.
- According to NPD data, fitness equipment sales were up by 130% in March.
- Bench press sales saw the most gains, with a 259% lift in sales.
How does it affect my wallet?
Gyms may never be the same. Many gym-goers are pumped to get back in their local gym, but this home fitness trend could stay for much longer.
Social distancing norms may reduce gym capacities to 25-30% of what they used to be pre-pandemic.
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