- Going to the gym at midnight is up nearly 50% since 2015, research from PureGym shows
- Gym-goers visiting between the hours of 00:00-03:00 has grown 39% in the past two years
- June is the most popular month for late-night visits, up 51% from 2015 to 2016
New research undertaken by PureGym, the UK’s leading gym operator, has shown a dramatic rise in the number of people going to the gym between the hours of midnight and 3am, with more and more late-night gym-goers set to join throughout 2017.
Data from the 24-hour gym operator shows that through the first four months of 2017, late-night gym attendance (entrants between midnight and 3am) is up 11% on 2016 visits and 26% on 2015. Visitor numbers between those hours have grown by a total of 39% since 2015.
Midnight is the most popular hour amongst late-night lifters, growing in attendance by almost 50% since 2015. Almost half a million gym-goers are set to exercise at midnight over the course of 2017.
Gyms in Leicester and Birmingham have shown the largest number of late-night visits over the two-year period, and visitors have grown by 46% and 45% respectively to date since 2015.
Throughout the year, June is the most popular month for late-night workouts. June saw a 51% increase in attendees between 2015-2016, as lighter evenings and the possibility of upcoming holidays have fitness fanatics burning the midnight oil.
Matt Tomlinson, Operations Director of PureGym, said: “The dedication of those going to the gym in the middle of the night shows that people are committed to getting the most out of their days, regardless of their busy schedules. While we’ve often seen shift-workers and bar staff utilise our own 24-hour facilities, we’ve also seen people ending a night out early and opting for a quick midnight workout instead.”
More information on the research can be found here: https://www.puregym.com/blog/news/how-the-uk-became-a-nation-of-night-time-gym-goers/