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How Covid-19 Has Permanently Changed the Fitness Industry

Virtual classes and mental health options were turbocharged by the pandemic. Gym chain executives expect that to continue.

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After a year in which people spent months cooped up at home getting very little exercise, New Year’s resolutions have taken on a little more weight in 2021.

The fitness industry can attest. Despite the coronavirus restricting gym capacity while shuttering some entirely, the traditional January spike in memberships has matched—and in some ways exceeded—those of years past. Part of that can be tied to the predictable explosion of online classes, and a move toward maintaining mental as well as physical health.