Key COVID-19 Research Explained
Study: Capacity Limits Reduce Community COVID Transmission
A study conducted at Stanford University and published in Nature was widely reported to suggest gyms are a high-risk venue, but the key findings point to a different conclusion—namely that gyms are less risky than many other indoor places studied and capacity limits are an effective way to reduce transmission while mitigating economic harm.
What the Fitness Industry Can Learn from a COVID-19 Outbreak
Following an outbreak of COVID at a spin studio in Canada, IHRSA outlines what the industry needs to know about super-spreading events and measures clubs can take to prevent widespread COVID-19 transmission in fitness facilities.
Global Data Show COVID-19 Transmission in Gyms is Rare
Data from three countries show that gyms are successfully implementing risk mitigation measures and not spreading COVID-19.
Early Data: Airborne SARS-CoV-2 Not Detected in Florida Gym
In an ongoing study at the University of Florida, researchers are conducting air quality tests to determine if SARS-CoV-2 is detectable in aerosol form. Findings from multiple samplings at Gainesville Health and Fitness show no detectable SARS-CoV-2 present.
CDC: Close Contact, Dining Out (Not Clubs) Linked to COVID-19
A recent CDC study has been misconstrued to support the argument that gyms along with bars and restaurants are high-risk settings for transmission of COVID-19. In fact, the study found no statistically significant link between COVID-19 test results and visiting a gym (among other community activities).
Safety & Efficacy of Masks & Face Coverings During Exercise
More studies are revealing the effectiveness of wearing face coverings to stem the spread of COVID-19. Learn what researchers are discovering as you develop your health club's mask policy.
While Informative, South Korean COVID-19 Study Has Limited Applicability
Media and policymakers continue to cite a COVID-19 transmission study that, while informative, has limited applicability to the current health club environment.
Research Shows Health Clubs Are Safer Than You Think
Contrary to popular belief, early research suggests health clubs may pose no additional risk in transmitting coronavirus compared to other public places.
3 Key Stats Show Role Health Clubs Play in Safeguarding Health
Did health club members stay active while the club was closed? Are they ready to return? Insights from four key global fitness markets provide some answers.
University Research: Gyms Are Low Risk for COVID Transmission
Findings from the University of Oregon’s Consulting Group (OCG) demonstrates that health clubs do not pose the same risk as other venues like bars and restaurants. An analysis of Colorado data shows no statistically significant link between fitness club attendance and COVID-19 cases.