Can Gyms Survive Covid-19?

Considering indoor spaces are at a higher risk for Covid-19 transmission, and considering people go to the gym to huff and puff and sweat, the brick-and-mortar fitness industry has taken a serious hit. Writer Natalia Mehlman Petrzela reports for Marker:

Seven months in, the situation looks dire for gyms. The leading industry association, the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association, estimates that Covid-19 will cause an industry contraction of $15.6 billion and that 25% of the nation’s 40,000 to 50,000 gyms will close their doors for good. It’s a sobering and sudden…