With 48 percent of club members male, one would think that participation in group exercise classes would also be split down the middle.
Surprisingly, according to the latest IHRSA Health Club Consumer Report, only 38% of group exercise participants are men. And, seeing options like yoga and spinning can often see numbers closer to a 50-50 split, other options like Zumba, P90X, Tabata and others have 3-to-1 or even 4-to-1 women-to-men ratios.
So, why the discrepancy? And, does it really even matter?
Read on to see what club managers think, and their suggestions.