49% of Americans Hestitate to Go to the Gym after Covid-19

I. Survey Demographic

Who Took The Survey

We surveyed 1000 Americans from 18 years to 73 years. 54% of them are Male while 46% are Female

II. Survey Result

Fitness Apps and Online Resources

  • 81% are into the use of fitness apps and online training courses with licensed fitness trainers when going through their workout
  • 61% of our respondents believe that these apps are helpful to develop the most difficult parts of their body when it comes to fitness
  • 20% of our respondents say that fitness apps, online fitness courses, and remote training with personal trainers do not help them at all

Budget to Spend on Home Fitness

  • 35% of American respondents are open to spend approximately $49 to none at all in at-home fitness, and this comprises of the largest portion of the graph
  • 17% are willing to spend $50 to $99, while 15% says they are willing to shell out $100 - $149
  • There is a second 15% open to spending $400 and more
  • The remaining percentage of the respondents are saying they will spend more. About 8% will spend $200 to $249, 4% will provide $150 to $199
  • A first 2% will produce $300 to $349 for at-home workouts. The second 2% will have it at $250 to $299

Will You Go Back To The Gym Immediately After The Pandemic?

  • 51% of the respondents say yes, 22% of them say no, and 27% answered maybe.

Reasons Why People Hesitate To Come Back To The Gym

  • Most people fear that the equipment are still contaminated with the virus (29%)
  • There are a huge number of people coming back immediately (21%)
  • Many think social distancing rule will make it more difficult to exercise (16%)
  • Some changed their attitudes toward workout at home, saying that they prefer to stay at home to workout (15%)
  • Different from the news saying that there are several people who received bad services from the gym, only a small percentage of the respondents have had this issue
Fear that the equipment are still contaminated with the virus
Come back to the gym immediately
Social distancing rule will make it more difficult to exercise
Prefer to workout at home
Lazy and not ready to come back
Other sports
Bad services from the gym

Fitness Plans after Pandemic

  • 34% will use their apps and online courses to support their workout sessions at the gym
  • 25% of the respondents will prefer staying at home and continue using their fitness apps and remote training materials instead of resuming to go to the gym immediately. Safety is their top priority
  • The first group of 16% will stop using these apps, but will resume their training at the gym
  • 6% of the respondents are saying they will stop using these apps, and stop going to the gym
  • 3% of these respondents would want to instead commit themselves to sports, instead of regular gym visits
Use Apps and Online Resources to Support Workout
Use Apps and Online Resources to Workout at Home, Stop Going to the Gym
Stop Using Apps and Online Resources and Still Going to the Gym
I Don't Use so I Don't Know
Stop Using Apps and Online Resources and Stop Going to the Gym
Change to Other Sports

III. Methodology and Limitation

To gather the data shown above, we surveyed 1,000 respondents in the United States on their opinion and insights toward fitness at home during the pandemic. The survey was launched on MTurk with the target location set to the U.S. We chose the approval rate above 95 percent to ensure the quality of the survey results. Within the survey questions, we also used the qualifying question to exclude the answer from those who are not gym-goers.


Because the survey relies on self-reporting, issues such as telescoping and exaggeration can influence responses. Please also note that this survey’s results do not reflect our opinions.

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