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How can gyms lure fitness buffs now that at-home workouts are routine?

How can gyms lure fitness buffs now that at-home workouts are routine?
Before March 2020, retail landlords were working overtime to court gyms and fitness studios to fill spaces that had been vacated by stores struggling to compete with online retailers. Landlords offer

On Long Island, the number of fitness and recreational sports centers increased by 45 locations, or 10.After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June 2020, 24 Hour Fitness closed 133 gyms, including two on Long Island — in Massapequa and Bay Shore — and nixed plans to open three new local locations — in East Meadow, East Setauket and Hicksville.Towns Sports International, former owner of New York Sports Clubs, Lucille Roberts fitness centers and other chains, closed 118 clubs, including 12 on Long Island, after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in September 2020.On Long Island, 21 fitness and recreational sports centers closed between the second quarters of 2020 and 2021, leaving 483 locations, according to the most recent data available from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

He represents several boutique fitness chains on Long Island, including [solidcore] and F45.He represented F45 in its opening of seven locations on Long Island since March 2020, and Barry’s Bootcamp, which opened its first location on Long Island outside the Hamptons, in Roslyn Heights, in August 2021.

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