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Inside the business of extreme fitness

A conversation about how extreme fitness goals can affect our mental health.
Being surrounded by outrageously fit physiques can affect how we view our own bodies. A licensed psychologist walks us through how to maneuver the fitness industry online.
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Filling office water cooler void, gyms make a comeback

Nov 5, 2021
As people look to work out around others again, there's increasing foot traffic at gyms across the country.
Peloton posted disappointing earnings on Thursday. In the meantime, gyms like Planet Fitness have seen an increase in foot traffic.
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Will the fitness industry see the usual New Year's bump?

Jan 1, 2021
People are "ready willing and able to work out," a personal trainer says. Makers of at-home exercise gear expect growth to continue.
People take a fitness class in socially distanced workout pods at a Redondo Beach, California, gym in June.
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Will gyms go extinct?

Sep 17, 2020
The pandemic is reshaping how, and where, we get exercise. Many gyms are out, exercise apps are in.
People exercise in workout pods at a gym in Redondo Beach, California, in June.
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