During a global pandemic, health and wellness should be top of mind for everyone. However, research shows that 1 out of 2 Americans were less active during pandemic-related shutdowns and 10% stopped working out all together. Yet, positively, 94% of gym-goers say they plan to return to their gym in some magnitude. While capacity restrictions and safety requirements make it more difficult—and costly—to operate a fitness facility, the health and fitness industry will not abandon their members without a fight or taking assistance from pertinent allies.
Fitness Industry Receives a Helping Hand from Saquon Barkley & Oikos
NFL running back, Saquon Barkley, is using his platform to assist struggling health and fitness facilities and employees, reports Forbes. Barkley teamed up with Oikos to assist in leading their Oikos Pro for Pro’s grant program, giving away 100 grants of at least $1,000 to trainers and gyms affected by COVID-19. Regarding the partnership, Barkley said, “For me, to be able to use my platform and partner with companies like Oikos to be able to give back for a great cause, it means everything.”