Should You Join a Hybrid Gym?

April 20, 2022 by Runner's World

Nothing quite matches the vibe of an in-person gym: the heart-pumping music, the IRL energy and direction from instructors, the camaraderie of a group class. At the same time, nothing beats the convenience of a virtual workout, which allows you to break a sweat whenever and wherever works best for you.

Hybrid gyms—essentially, gyms that offer in-person and online services—promise the best of both worlds. And thanks to a pandemic-induced shift, a growing number of facilities fall into the hybrid gyms category. As of December 2021, 54 percent of Wtness studios and gyms on the scheduling platform Mindbody offered hybrid services. That means there’s a pretty good chance you can find a hybrid gym near you.

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