With folks stuck at home and gyms across the country closed, it would be easy to sit on the couch and just be lazy, but it looks like a lot of America isn’t ready to give up their fitness routine, and are looking for ways to keep their exercise up at home.
According to a new report:
- Online orders for in-home fitness equipment have been soaring since the coronavirus outbreak.
- Sales jumped 55% in a five-day period ending March 15th.
- That number is much larger than typical high demand times attached to New Year’s resolutions, and an impending swimsuit season.
- What’s more, fitness equipment sales increased 535% from February to March, while last year the same time period saw a 70% increase.
- As for what folks are buying, the highest demand as been for things like dumbbells, kettle bells and free weights, as compared to treadmills and other bulkier equipment.
- NordicTrack maker Icon Health & Fitness says they’ve’ seen a 200% increase in sales since March 6th as compared to last year.
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