Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in the US: Market Research Report

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Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Market Research Report | NAICS 71394 | Sep 2015

Hit the gym: Rising health consciousness will continue driving growth in fitness club membership

IBISWorld’s Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Gym membership has grown rapidly in the past five years as consumers have become increasingly health conscious, bolstering revenue for the Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry. However, the emergence of budget-conscious gym members has transformed the industry's landscape, and the provision of low-cost, contract-free memberships has hampered profitability among gyms unable to maintain high customer retention rates. Over the next five years, demographic changes are expected to expand the industry's potential market, and increased consumer spending will boost sales of higher-value services. As a result, industry revenue growth is projected to accelerate through 2020... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Overall, barriers to entry are relatively low for the Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry. Leasing, rather than owning industry facilities, provides a low-cost option for potential industry entrants, thus keeping barriers to entry relatively low. Additionally, average wages in the industry tend to be low, as staff are typically unskilled and provide training services on a part-time basis. Equipment costs are relatively low as well, and have long life spans. Many start-up gyms with either use second-hand exercise equipment to reduce costs or will rent their equipment. Barriers to entry in urban markets include restrictive zoning laws, lengthy permit processes and a shortage of appropriate real estate... purchase to read more


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What is the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry?

This industry operates fitness and recreational sports facilities that feature exercise and other active physical fitness conditioning or recreational sports activities, such as swimming, skating or racquet sports. Operators are also involved in facilities management and fitness instruction.

Industry Products
Merchandise sales Personal training servicesRoller and ice skating rink servicesFitness and recreational sport center servicesMembership feesSpa services
Industry Activities
Operating aerobic dance and exercise centers Operating athletic club facilities for physical fitness Operating body building studios for physical fitness Operating fitness centers, health clubs and gymsOperating recreational sports club facilities Operating ice or roller skating rinksOperating spas Operating squash, racquetball or tennis clubs Operating swimming pools

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