Fitness Australia has gathered data from hundreds of gyms to show that gyms are not hotspots for the spread of coronavirus.
More than 6.26 million check-ins across 423 gyms in New South Wales over the two months since they reopened on 13 June have shown no recorded transmission of the disease.
The organisation says gyms are being unfairly categorised as hotspots for the spread of Covid -19, which it says is inaccurate and is hurting the industry.
“Our industry knows how important it is to keep members and staff safe while using the gym, which is why owners and operators all over the state are going above what is required by law and putting additional health and safety practices in place,” said Fitness Australia CEO Barrie Elvish.
“We are not part of the problem; we are actually part of the solution to getting more Australians more active more often and help prevent long-term lifestyle-related disease,” he said.