Gym closures result in dumbbell and kettlebell shortages

A shortage of exercise equipment has resulted from more and more people across the world turning to home workouts.

News 12 Staff

May 13, 2020, 3:55 PM

Updated 1,472 days ago

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 A shortage of exercise equipment, like dumbbells and kettlebells, has resulted from more and more people across the world turning to home workouts.
"There's no dumbbells. Like weights are hard to come by right now. Because when all of the gyms shut down, everyone kind of made a rush to the stores, and I was a little late on that one," says John Gensburger, Fort Benning Senor Platoon Trainer.
Nearly 65% of exercise equipment in the United States ships from factories in China, which has encouraged American companies to get creative.
Many companies hope the shortage encourages consumers to choose American-made products in the future.
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