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

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Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Market Research Report | NAICS 71394 | Jan 2016

Working out: As disposable incomes rise, more individuals will purchase gym memberships

IBISWorld’s Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry has benefited from recent marketing campaigns aimed at fighting obesity, as well as consumer trends toward improved health. In the coming years, many baby boomers are expected to sign up for health club memberships, as they grow more health-conscious due to their age. Moreover, consumers are anticipated to increasingly substitute large, all-inclusive clubs for low-cost memberships, propelling industry revenue upward... 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
Membership feesGuest admission salesAthletic instruction (excluding personal training services)Spa servicesPersonal training servicesMerchandise sales Meals and beverages
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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