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Two-thirds of world's gyms currently closed – 230 million members unable to attend

Nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of the world’s health and fitness clubs are currently closed either by decree or by voluntary arrangement.

The closures, part of measures to tackle the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, have resulted in around 230 million people with health club memberships 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 health club closures began to sweep 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 has received funding from Vedere Ventures, a mergers and acquisitions, advisory and boutique private equity firm focused on fitness and technology. Vedere is led by CEO Bryan O'Rourke and has 14 partner companies, operating businesses focused on fitness and tech.

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Two-thirds of world's gyms currently closed – 230 million members unable to attend

Nearly two thirds (64 per cent) of the world’s health and fitness clubs are currently closed either by decree or by voluntary arrangement.

The closures, part of measures to tackle the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, have resulted in around 230 million people with health club memberships 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 health club closures began to sweep 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 has received funding from Vedere Ventures, a mergers and acquisitions, advisory and boutique private equity firm focused on fitness and technology. Vedere is led by CEO Bryan O'Rourke and has 14 partner companies, operating businesses focused on fitness and tech.

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The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
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Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
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