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Two-thirds of the world’s fitness clubs are currently closed
The Coronavirus outbreak has seen nearly two thirds (64%) of the world’s fitness clubs, gyms and studios close, either voluntarily or as a result of Governmental restrictions.
The closures, part of measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, have resulted in around 230 million people with fitness club memberships around the world being unable to attend their regular place of exercise.
The figures have been released by new global fitness data platform fitNdata, launched in March 2020 by David Minton, the founding Director of The Leisure Database Company.
As club closures began impact across the world last month, fitNdata began monitoring the effects of the pandemic on the fitness industry.
fitNdata combines real-time supply data with consumer fitness data and has pledged to issue regular updates throughout the coronavirus crisis by monitoring the global fitness industry during the lockdown in real-time.
To do this, fitNdata has developed 'crawlers', trained to identify all fitness sites around the world, as well as aggregating sources of fitness-related data from the public domain - including site details, facilities, classes and social media links.
fitNdata's website is currently under construction but will soon be operational at https://fitndata.group/
2nd April 2020 - Fitness Australia encourages Australians to ‘Keep on Moving’
31st March 2020 - With clubs closed fitness providers go online
30th March 2020 - One-on-one fitness training still approved during COVID-19
25th March 2020 - Belgravia Group launches online fitness program
24th March 2020 - Fitness Australia shares clarification on what constitutes a gym
20th March 2020 - Step Into Life exercise franchise facing potential collapse
18th March 2020 - Fitness Australia’s Barrie Elvish says ‘gyms do not need to close’
17th March 2020 - Fitness First highlights gym hygiene measures
13th February 2017 - World Gym announces Australian expansion plans
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