Is Anybody Even Going to the Gym Anymore
Gym memberships are falling and XBAR’s subscriber base is growing.
Gyms and fitness centers across America, recognizing recent workout trends, have started removing workout machines in an effort to free up space for individuals who train with body-weight exercises, free weight exercises, high-intensity exercises, or any other workout method requiring a lot of open space and virtually no machines. Imagine a gym without the clangs and bangs of hulking workout machines. Well such might be reality sooner than expected!
24 Hour Fitness, a popular chain in the workout industry, has been slowly scaling back cardio and weight machines across its 420 locations over the past few years. These machines used to occupy close to 66 percent of floor space in most 24 Hour Fitnesses, but today that number has been reduced to about 50 percent. 24 Hour Fitnesses are devoting new space for free weight training and other training methods, including dumbbell swings, body-weight exercises, and resistance band workouts done with an XBAR. 24 Hour Fitnesses have also expanded studio group-exercise classes across many of their locations.
People Have Lost Interest in Workout Machines -
Trends have always been a big thing in the area of fitness, but the move away from workout machines is looking to be something more than a typical fad; workout machines could be finished, but why? For one, boutique fitness has become very popular, and those studios generally don’t rely on machines. Additionally, members of CrossFit gyms are moving to cheaper fitness centers with newly added or expanded weightlifting space. It’s likely machines like the leg press will still remain popular and under the roofs of most gyms, but the same cannot be said for the majority of workout machines.
Gyms Now Encourage Systems like the XBAR -
Originally marketed as a system intended for at-home fitness, the XBAR is now moving into gyms and fitness centers because of the recent developments discussed above. Continuation of this trend would be great for XBAR users everywhere, many of whom like working out in the vicinity of others.
XBAR users are able to perform more than a hundred different movements, and the system builds strength and coordination like nothing else on the market. It’s no secret that XBAR users get more out of this system than if they exclusively relied on body-weight exercises or free weight exercises to build strength and power. The kind of training that XBAR specializes in is one of a kind, which means users frequently receive great results they never thought possible.
XBAR Will Always Be Superior over Free Weights -
Now that gyms like 24 Hour Fitness have done away with a lot of their machines, there’s more room for XBAR users. There’s a good chance one or two people will approach you and ask about the XBAR, which will then be a great time to tell them how it’s better than free weights! It’s time to bring the XBAR community to gyms and fitness centers across America.