Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
As per capita disposable income declined during the five-year period, consumers became more budget conscious, which stimulated demand for low-cost gym memberships with few amenities. Moreover, because of rising competition from industry players that cater to a market niche of local consumers, operators lowered pricing and offered membership on a monthly basis, contracting revenue. However, in the five years to 2019, the industry will benefit from an increase in per capita disposable income and government initiatives to fight obesity and improve health... 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. Prior to the recession, operators successfully obtained financing from a range of sources, including financial institutions, landlords, equipment manufacturers, private equity sources and the public capital markets. However, in 2009, the credit markets tightened, which has limited further expansion for many gym, health and fitness clubs in 2009 and 2010.
Leasing, rather than owning, industry facilities provides a low-cost option for potential industry entrants. 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... purchase to read more