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Nationwide Research Reveals American Athlete's Present Health Habits – PRNewswire

BOSTON, 20th October 2020 / PRNewswire / – The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) has released unique data from a new national survey * of gym-affiliated Americans looking at their physical and mental condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full results of the study, conducted in partnership with leading international insights company Kelton Global, a materials company, will be published in IHRSA's "The COVID Era Fitness Consumer" report, examining how Americans overall view the pandemic and what it is Impact She has had an impact on her overall health and fitness, how the virus has affected her personal wellness views, how her general comfort is returning to the gym, and more.

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released unique data from a new national survey of gym-membership Americans looking at their physical and mental condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full results of the study, conducted in partnership with leading international insights company Kelton Global, a materials company, will be published in IHRSA's "The COVID Era Fitness Consumer" report.

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released unique data from a new national survey of gym-membership Americans looking at their physical and mental condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full results of the study, conducted in collaboration with leading international Insights company Kelton Global, a materials company, will be published in IHRSA's The COVID Era Fitness Consumer report.

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released unique data from a new national survey of gym-membership Americans looking at their physical and mental condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full results of the study, conducted in partnership with leading international insights company Kelton Global, a materials company, will be published in IHRSA's The COVID Era Fitness Consumer report.

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released unique data from a new national survey of gym-membership Americans looking at their physical and mental condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full results of the study, conducted in partnership with leading international insights company Kelton Global, a materials company, will be published in IHRSA's "The COVID Era Fitness Consumer" report.

The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) released unique data from a new national survey of gym-membership Americans looking at their physical and mental condition during the COVID-19 pandemic. The full results of the study, conducted in partnership with leading international insights company Kelton Global, a materials company, will be published in IHRSA's "The COVID Era Fitness Consumer" report.

When the gyms closed due to COVID-19 in March, members had to change their routines. While some got creative with workouts at home, others struggled to come up with a comparable fitness solution. The study overwhelmingly found that gymnasts look forward to getting back to their gym – and at least one aspect of being physically in their gym (95 percent) and the routines and community that they associate with it – to make their personal Fitness reaching goals. When asked what they missed the most, Americans miss the only thing they miss more than going to the gym (59 percent), visiting loved ones (65 percent) – more than concerts or games (55 percent), Bars or restaurants (51 percent) or even films in theaters (46 percent).

t only are gym members feeling positive about returning to the gym – many feel ready and motivated to do so – they also look forward to enjoying the physical and mental benefits of re-exercising at their gym, from strength building and immune systems to for mood release – ending of endorphins. tably, exactly half (50 percent) of gym members express dissatisfaction with home fitness efforts and changes to their routine, largely because these new routines are less challenging (54 percent), less consistent (53 percent), or just plain worse (51) percent are) as their fitness routines.

The study reveals a number of additional findings about how people feel when they hit the gym during the pandemic, including:

  • To see is to believe. 88 percent of members who have returned to the gym since it reopened have complete confidence in safety precautions and cleanliness procedures.
  • Wellness remains top-of-mind. Three in four (76 percent) athletes admit they are worried about their health. Almost the same half are concerned about their physical fitness (50 percent) and their immunity (49 percent). Respondents were more likely to say they were concerned about these factors than about contacting family and friends (38 percent), ordering at home (34 percent), and returning to shopping malls, restaurants, and gyms (33 percent).
  • People at risk commit themselves to exercise. Those at increased risk for COVID-19 due to pre-existing conditions are doubling their health obligations. Compared to people with fewer comorbidities, people at higher risk are more likely to report being more physically active (60 percent versus 56 percent). And 58 percent of gymnasts, regardless of their current health, say they are more committed to being physically active, eating healthier (57 percent), and taking better care of their mental health (42 percent) than ever before .
  • Increase stress relief. Athletes say exercise (65 percent) has been a successful way to manage or manage stress in the past few months, more than other activities like reading (50 percent), cooking or baking (47 percent), and even connecting with friends virtually and family (45 percent).
  • Fitness habits stay strong. Before the pandemic, 42 percent of gymnasts were walking three to four days a week. When the gyms reopened, almost as many (35 percent) expected they would leave just as often – and almost all (94 percent) say they will return in some form. Even those who haven't visited their gym since it reopened, almost half feel fit again (47 percent), feel stronger (47 percent), and build their immune systems (30 percent).
  • What they miss most. Almost all (95 percent) athletes miss at least one aspect of their physical activity in their gym. Among them, they miss the routine of going to their gym the most (54 percent). Limited equipment at home (54 percent) means they can't get the same variety of workouts (51 percent). Two in five (42 percent) miss exercising with other people, while a similar number (36 percent) miss the sense of community that comes with being in a gym.

"The data confirm the essential role health clubs play in promoting and maintaining consumer wellbeing," he said Jay Ablondi, Executive Vice President, Global Products at IHRSA. "With 70 percent of members relying on their gyms to maintain their overall health, Americans are trying to restore, maintain, and even improve their exercise habits – noticing nothing but trusting their gyms to be safe, comfortable and to be clean. There is no substitute. "

The full results of the IHRSA report study and The COVID Era Fitness Consumer report are available at IHRSA.org/the-covid-era-fitness-consumer. For more information on the study and how the fitness industry is committed to the safety, health and exercise of its members, please visit IHRSA.org.

* Online survey by Kelton Global, a materials company, of 1,171 people 18 years and older The United States who currently have a gym membership or who recently canceled their gym membership due to COVID-19. The survey was carried out online during the period from August 24th to 28th, 2020and has an error rate of +/- 2.9 percent.

About IHRSA

IHRSA, the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, is a not-for-profit trade association representing the global fitness industry with over 200,000 health and fitness facilities and their suppliers.

IHRSA maintains a leadership role in promoting physical activity, which is vital to health and the fight against obesity and chronic lifestyle diseases. As one of the world's leading agencies in the commercial health industry, IHRSA's mission is to grow, promote and protect the health and fitness industry while providing benefits and resources to its members. IHRSA and its members are committed to making the world happier, healthier and more successful through regular exercise and activity.

About Kelton Global

Kelton Global, a materials company, is a leading global Insights company that partners with more than 100 of the Fortune 500 companies and thousands of smaller businesses and organizations. For more information about Kelton Global, please call 1.888.8 KELTON or visit www.keltonglobal.com.

Media contact
Meredith Poppler
IHRSA, International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association
VP Communications & Leadership Engagement
(Email protected)

SOURCE International Association for Health, Rackets and Sports Clubs (IHRSA)

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