Survey results reflect participation across an array of market segments including health clubs, boutique studios, university recreation centers, corporate wellness, multifamily housing, municipalities, private clubs and hotels across 40+ states.

  • Of the programs and areas Operators intend to effect change post-COVID-19, the number one response was Hygiene Program Modification.
  • 80% of Operators will look to effect change – and seek external guidance related to planning for simultaneous occupancy levels.
  • 46% of Operators intend to consider the integration of Digital Training Guidance.

The top three types of Training Zones that Operators will look to increase forward include:

Functional Training (47%)

Recovery & Stretching (43%)

Strength Training (36%)

  • The top Training Zones that Operators will look to decrease forward is Cardio (47%).

Programming that Operators plan to discontinue or decrease short term include:

Unrestricted access to all open floor equipment and accessory – 32%

Large Studio Format Training – 30%

Small Group Training – 10%

Personal Training – 7%

  • 32% of Operators intend to enforce time limits on equipment
  • 51% will open with the same amount of staff, 37% with less staff, and 11% with more staff.

Operators believe it will take the following time frame to increase facility attendance levels to pre-pandemic levels:

Greater than 6 months – 40%

2-6 months – 28%

Greater than 1 year – 27%

0 – 1 month – 3%

Never – 0