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Research round-up: The last year in stats

A selection of stats to illustrate how the pandemic has impacted our industry

Published in Health Club Handbook 2021 issue 1

A study by Savanta ComRes found 51% of respondents rank exercise in the top three ways of how to help the NHS

58% said they managed their physical and mental health during lockdown by being active

A Mindbody survey found 60% of Americans say the pandemic has brought home the message they need to be more healthy to withstand disease

According to Sport England, only 18% of women who follow fitness influencers find their highly polished and curated personalities relatable

Virtuagym customer survey found 51% of gyms used fitness trackers to assist clients meet their goals during lockdown and fitness app usage increased by 340%

For every 100,000 visits to UK gyms and leisure centres in 2020 only 1.7 people went on to test positive for COVID (ukactive)

52% of people surveyed by YouGov felt lockdown restrictions had a negative impact on mental health. Of these, 59% were women; 66% were aged 25 to 34 and 57% had children

According to ukactive, the physical activity sector lost around £400m a month during the lockdowns, and it costs the NHS £7.25m a week in lost social value, based on the loss of health interventions usually provided by the sector

A survey by sports retailer, Decathlon, found London to be the gym capital of the UK, with 43% saying the gym is their preferred fitness activity

Public Health England found 70% of adults want to get healthier in 2021 due to the threats posed by Covid

80% of people over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle

According to Activity Alliance, 81% of disabled people want to be more physically active but are unable to as the demand for their need is not being met by operators. Sport England figures showed that disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled

UCL research showed 40% of the UK population exercised less in lockdown 3 than the first lockdown and were spending more time doing sedentary activities

Sport England’s Active Lives Children and Young People Survey showed that 44.9% of children and young people in England met the recommended levels of exercise (60 minutes or more a day) during 2020

Digital Health Generation: 70% of young people – some as young as 8 – are using apps, YouTube videos and digital online technologies to track and manage aspects of their health

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that 95% of those who follow a weight loss programme with a friend are successful compared with 76% who go it alone

Global Wellness Institute: mental wellbeing is a US$121bn (€101.6bn, £91.8bn) segment of the global wellness economy

University of Glasgow: from 2003 to 2017 deaths attributable to excess body fat and obesity have increased from 17.9% to 23.1%

Leisure-net found that 69% of gym goers who returned between July and November 2020 were confident in the facility’s COVID related systems and 35% were more confident at the gym than other public places. 12% said they weren’t confident at all

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Research round-up: The last year in stats

A selection of stats to illustrate how the pandemic has impacted our industry

Published in Health Club Handbook 2021 issue 1

A study by Savanta ComRes found 51% of respondents rank exercise in the top three ways of how to help the NHS

58% said they managed their physical and mental health during lockdown by being active

A Mindbody survey found 60% of Americans say the pandemic has brought home the message they need to be more healthy to withstand disease

According to Sport England, only 18% of women who follow fitness influencers find their highly polished and curated personalities relatable

Virtuagym customer survey found 51% of gyms used fitness trackers to assist clients meet their goals during lockdown and fitness app usage increased by 340%

For every 100,000 visits to UK gyms and leisure centres in 2020 only 1.7 people went on to test positive for COVID (ukactive)

52% of people surveyed by YouGov felt lockdown restrictions had a negative impact on mental health. Of these, 59% were women; 66% were aged 25 to 34 and 57% had children

According to ukactive, the physical activity sector lost around £400m a month during the lockdowns, and it costs the NHS £7.25m a week in lost social value, based on the loss of health interventions usually provided by the sector

A survey by sports retailer, Decathlon, found London to be the gym capital of the UK, with 43% saying the gym is their preferred fitness activity

Public Health England found 70% of adults want to get healthier in 2021 due to the threats posed by Covid

80% of people over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle

According to Activity Alliance, 81% of disabled people want to be more physically active but are unable to as the demand for their need is not being met by operators. Sport England figures showed that disabled people are twice as likely to be inactive as non-disabled

UCL research showed 40% of the UK population exercised less in lockdown 3 than the first lockdown and were spending more time doing sedentary activities

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Digital Health Generation: 70% of young people – some as young as 8 – are using apps, YouTube videos and digital online technologies to track and manage aspects of their health

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine found that 95% of those who follow a weight loss programme with a friend are successful compared with 76% who go it alone

Global Wellness Institute: mental wellbeing is a US$121bn (€101.6bn, £91.8bn) segment of the global wellness economy

University of Glasgow: from 2003 to 2017 deaths attributable to excess body fat and obesity have increased from 17.9% to 23.1%

Leisure-net found that 69% of gym goers who returned between July and November 2020 were confident in the facility’s COVID related systems and 35% were more confident at the gym than other public places. 12% said they weren’t confident at all

Sign up here to get Fit Tech's weekly ezine and every issue of Fit Tech magazine free on digital.
More features
Editor's letter

Into the fitaverse

Fitness is already among the top three markets in the metaverse, with new technology and partnerships driving real growth and consumer engagement that looks likely to spill over into health clubs, gyms and studios
Fit Tech people

Ali Jawad

Paralympic powerlifter and founder, Accessercise
Users can easily identify which facilities in the UK are accessible to the disabled community
Fit Tech people

Hannes Sjöblad

MD, DSruptive
We want to give our users an implantable tool that allows them to collect their health data at any time and in any setting
Fit Tech people

Jamie Buck

Co-founder, Active in Time
We created a solution called AiT Voice, which turns digital data into a spoken audio timetable that connects to phone systems
Profile

Fahad Alhagbani: reinventing fitness

The team is young and ambitious, and the awareness of technology is very high. We share trends and out-of-the-box ideas almost every day
Opinion

Building on the blockchain

For small sports teams looking to compete with giants, blockchain can be a secret weapon explains Lars Rensing, CEO of Protokol
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Bold move

Our results showed a greater than 60 per cent reduction in falls for individuals who actively participated in Bold’s programme
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Sency’s motion analysis technology is allowing users to check their technique as they exercise. Co-founder and CEO Gal Rotman explains how
Profile

New reality

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Profile

Sohail Rashid

35 million people a week participate in strength training. We want Brawn to help this audience achieve their goals
Ageing

Reverse Ageing

Many apps help people track their health, but Humanity founders Peter Ward and Michael Geer have put the focus on ageing, to help users to see the direct repercussions of their habits. They talk to Steph Eaves
App analysis

Going hybrid

Workout Anytime created its app in partnership with Virtuagym. Workout Anytime’s Greg Maurer and Virtuagym’s Hugo Braam explain the process behind its creation
Research

Physical activity monitors boost activity levels

Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have conducted a meta analysis of all relevant research and found that the body of evidence shows an impact
Editor's letter

Two-way coaching

Content providers have been hugely active in the fit tech market since the start of the pandemic. We expect the industry to move on from delivering these services on a ‘broadcast-only’ basis as two-way coaching becomes the new USP
Fit Tech People

Laurent Petit

Co-founder, Active Giving
The future of sports and fitness are dependent on the climate. Our goal is to positively influence the future of our planet by instilling a global vision of wellbeing and a sense of collective action
Fit Tech People

Adam Zeitsiff

CEO, Intelivideo
We don’t just create the technology and bail – we support our clients’ ongoing hybridisation efforts
Fit Tech People

Anantharaman Pattabiraman

CEO and co-founder, Auro
When you’re undertaking fitness activities, unless you’re on a stationary bike, in most cases it’s not safe or necessary to be tied to a screen, especially a small screen
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