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A number of major fitness club franchises are now on the verge of bankruptcy filings in the wake of COVID-19 related shutdowns of gyms across the globe. Some are also finding that swaths of their members have become home workout devotees with no plans to come back to the gym once they re-open their doors. Additionally, many gyms still don’t know when re-openings can happen in many geographic locations, or when restrictions on capacity and other facility limits will be lifted. The landscape of health and fitness may very well have been permanently disrupted and clubs could struggle to retain membership growth in the future.

Related Stocks: Peloton Interactive, Inc. (PTON), Nautilus, Inc. (NLS), Planet Fitness, Inc. (PLNT), Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (CLUB)

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