Rubber dumbbells are one of the most popular free weights used in weight training exercises. They are made of rubber and come with adjustable plates or pins that allow the weight to be increased or decreased according to the exercise routine and fitness level. Rubber dumbbells are easy to handle and come with non-slip grips and rounded edges that prevent injuries during workout. They can be used to perform various upper body exercises like bicep curls, shoulder presses, triceps extensions and more. With rising health concerns amid the pandemic and growing preference for home workouts, the demand for home fitness equipments including rubber dumbbells has increased significantly over the past couple of years.
The global Rubber Dumbbells Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 229.94 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
The popularity of home fitness activities and inability to access gyms during pandemic related lockdowns and restrictions are the major drivers boosting the growth of the rubber dumbbells market. According to IHRSA, health club visits dropped by 61% between 2019 to 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. With closed gyms and fitness studios, many consumers opted to set up small home gyms with basic equipments like rubber dumbbells. The growth in health awareness and rising prevalence of lifestyle disease also spur the demand for light weight rubber dumbbells that can be easily used at home for muscle strengthening and toning.
The introduction of ergonomic and adjustable dumbbell designs catering to different fitness levels has further increased adoption. Several manufacturers offer dumbbells with multiple weight plates that allows users to increase or decrease weight between 5-50 lbs easily according to their workout progression. The availability of colorful dumbbell designs and grips in fun patterns also attract younger population for home workouts.
The global rubber dumbbells market is dominated by the round dumbbells segment having a market share of over 35% in 2024. Round dumbbells are the most commonly used dumbbell type for basic weight training exercises as they are versatile and can be used for different parts of the body like arms, shoulders, chest, back etc. Their symmetrical shape also makes them easy to hold and carry around during workouts.
Political: There are no major political factors affecting the rubber dumbbells market currently.
Economic: Rising incomes and growing health awareness are encouraging more people to join gyms and invest in home fitness equipment like dumbbells, driving the economic growth of this market.
Social: Changing lifestyles, busy schedules and growing obesity rates are pushing individuals to workout regularly and maintain fit bodies, creating demand for user-friendly home workout products.
Technological: Some high-end dumbbells now come with APP connectivity allowing users to track metrics like calories burned, repetitions etc. on their smart devices.
The Global Rubber Dumbbells Market Growth is expected to witness high over the forecast period of 2024 to 2031 supported by increasing health consciousness and demand for convenient home workout solutions. The global Rubber Dumbbells Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 229.94 Mn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 5.9% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031.
Regionally, North America holds the largest share currently due to widespread gym culture and exercise trends. Europe follows in second place driven by high living standards and young population interested in fitness.
Key players operating in the rubber dumbbells market are Novartis AG (Switzerland), Biogen Inc. (US), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (US), Bristol-Myers Squibb (US), Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US), and Sarepta Therapeutics, Inc. (US). These companies have a large geographical presence and strong R&D pipelines to introduce innovative products on a regular basis. Continuous innovations in material, sizes, embedded technologies etc. are further driving the competitiveness in this space.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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