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Alignable: 36% of Gyms Surveyed Unable to Pay January Rent

January 21, 2021 by
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A survey of 10,325 small businesses conducted January 9-12 by Alignable revealed that 36% of gyms couldn’t pay their January rent.

One big thing: While this data isn’t broken down by type of gym, it tracks directly with what the Community Gyms Coalition has stated in its press releases and lobbying efforts. 

What they’re saying: The Community Gyms Coalition released a statement on January 14 that applauded President Biden’s support for small businesses, but noted that “Nearly 4 in 10 gyms will not survive 2021 without support, and tens of thousands are at risk of closing permanently.”

  • The statement continued: “We applaud the president-elect’s support for small businesses across the country by moving forward with an additional stimulus package that includes funds for the hardest hit industries. Unfortunately, prior relief programs have not included targeted assistance that works for gyms.”

For comparison: The Alignable poll revealed the 57% of restaurants and bars couldn’t make January rent.

  • Gyms were 11th on the list behind Yoga studios, massage therapists, beauty salons, interior designers and wedding planners, among others. 

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