Tag: gym

New Gym, Old Mistakes

My little independent gym closed two months ago. I had been a gym member for 9 of its 13 years. It wasn’t fancy, but it was convenient. I could walk across the street and be there. And it rarely got … [continue reading]

Dude, What Happened to My Gym?

Three years ago I posted Millennials Have Killed the Glitter Gym.

People are staring at their phones between exercises. Between sets. Sometimes during the set itself. They are looking at their screens as they walk through the gym. They

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Muscle Still Interrupted

In December 2020, I posted Muscle Interrupted.

It has been 10 months since I last stepped foot in my gym due to the COVID lockdowns. Although my gym did reopen for a period during the late summer and early

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Muscle Interrupted

It has been 10 months since I last stepped foot in my gym due to the COVID lockdowns. Although my gym did reopen for a period during the late summer and early fall, I didn’t return. I had concerns about … [continue reading]

The End of Gyms? Part 2

In my last post, The End of Gyms? Part 1, I covered some of the macro challenges gyms are facing in a post-Coronavirus world. I suspect many gyms are going to fail for the reasons cited in that post.

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The End of Gyms?

We are all trying to guess what life will be like when society reopens from the coronavirus lockdowns. One area that I have been thinking about a lot is gyms.

Is the Business Model Now Broken?

I fear that a … [continue reading]