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

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Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Market Research Report | NAICS 71394 | Dec 2014

Hit the gym: The industry will remain resilient as demand from health-conscious consumers grows

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.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

In the past five years time-strapped consumers became more prevalent, which resulted in higher demand for low-cost gyms with few amenities and month-by-month contracts. Furthermore, many health-conscious individuals have implemented fitness into their daily regimen, which has buoyed industry revenue. In the five years to 2019, the industry will benefit from the burgeoning elderly population becoming increasingly active, which will result in many baby boomers signing up for health club memberships. Additionally, the industry will benefit from the revitalization in consumer spending... purchase to read more

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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


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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
Tennis centersGyms and fitness centersIce and roller rinksDance centersSwimming pools
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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