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Group Exercise Class Participation

by Patricia Ryan, MS on Oct 01, 2006

Survey Results

Class densities remain steady, while class durations lengthen, survey shows.

The number of participants in group exercise and in Pilates or yoga classes have not changed appreciably since the 2005 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey. What has changed slightly is the length of each class, with a greater number of 60-minute classes now available.

The most recent data were provided by the 286 IDEA business and program director members who responded in February to the online 2006 IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Survey. They represented personal training gyms (20%), multipurpose health clubs (18%), fitness-only health clubs (9%), YMCA/YWCA/JCCs (8%) and yoga or Pilates studios (8%), among other types of facilities. Complete survey results appeared in the July–August 2006 issue of IDEA Fitness Manager.

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About the Author

Patricia Ryan, MS IDEA Author/Presenter

Patricia Ryan is the Vice President of Education for the International Council on Active Aging, which is headquartered in Vancouver, BC.