UPDATE: Worldwide Closures Steady at 88.9%, 96% in U.S.

April 19, 2020 by
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The percent of CrossFit affiliates closed worldwide inched up since last week as another 28 affiliates were added to the list, mostly located in the United States. The overall percentage of U.S.-based gyms closed remained relatively flat overall. We have likely reached the high water mark in terms of gyms temporarily closed, and there have been early indications that gyms are looking for ways to reopen as soon as possible. Reports and news stories abroad also indicate efforts underway to get businesses back open.

  • 6,671 or 96% of all 6,915 affiliates in the U.S. are temporarily closed.
  • 13,163 or 88.99% of all 14,790 affiliates worldwide are temporarily closed.
  • Interact with our full map of closures.
  • Even if your gym is closed due to a state-mandated closure, please report it in this survey.

One big thing: Thirty-days of closures is taking a toll on affiliates and especially the gym industry. According to self-reported data, 22 affiliates have now permanently closed. Last week, the USA Today reported that Gold’s Gym permanently closed about 30 of their 700 gyms, and CNBC reported that 24 Hour Fitness is weighing bankruptcy.

  • You can report your gym permanently closed here.

It’s worth noting: While 88.99% of gyms are closed worldwide, the number is likely a few percentage points higher. In addition to self-reported data, we’re relying on reports of local, state or country-wide closures to determine which gyms are closed. Some reports simply do not exist or are in different languages, which makes verifying closures very difficult.

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