Gyms in the UK have been open for quite a while now, but how many of us have actually gone back? Some interesting statistics were discovered in a recent survey by the RunRepeat Research Department, where they asked 5,055 gym members if they have returned to the gym or have stayed away from it.
The study found that most gym members do not want to and are not planning to go back to the gym anytime soon. Only 32.14% have returned to the gyms in the UK, and 57.98% have either already cancelled their membership or are planning to do so.
People are afraid to go back to gyms, as the virus is still highly active around the world, and the cases are rising in some countries, indicating high possibilities of a second wave. It is understandable that a lot of gym goers across the World want to protect themselves and reduce their risks of Covid-19. Unfortunately, over half of the gym goers who have not yet returned to their gyms (55.29%) have no plans to do so either.
What about our physical health? What about strength training, which is so important for our immune system, bone density and our metabolism? There are a number of ways that we can get around the crowd and minimise our risk of catching a virus when at the gym. We have made a short checklist to help you ensure that you are going in safely and are protected in the best way possible.