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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry in China has been developing rapidly in recent years, largely due to increasing disposable incomes and health awareness among Chinese consumers. The industry is set to generate $6.31 billion in 2017, with annualized growth of 12.0% from 2012 to 2017.

Commercial fitness clubs began to appear in China in the early 1980s. Since then, the national economy has shown soaring development and living standards have greatly improved, which has helped to drive industry growth. Moreover, the number of knowledge workers in China has been growing. As the requirement for physical activity at work fell, more modern and occupational diseases began to affect the health of professionals...

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

For every dollar spent on labor (including wages and management expenses), about 74 cents are invested in capital. The industry spends a lot on purchasing and maintaining fitness instruments and tools. Many large clubs have introduced advanced equipment from overseas market. In addition, maintenance of the large areas of clubs is expensive. Last, the upgrade cycles of fitness instruments has accelerated.


Additional Insights for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry are

  • Effective product promotion
  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Ability to provide services in diverse locations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Age Group (15-49) and Competition from Substitutes - Offices of All Other Health Practitioners in the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry?

    The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry in China includes enterprises providing fitness and bodybuilding equipment, space and services. Public sports centers and school stadiums are not included in this industry.

    Industry Products
    Hotel fitness clubs
    Membership fitness clubs
    Pay-as-you-go fitness clubs
    Industry Activities
    Operating aerobic dance and exercise centers
    Operating athletic club facilities for physical fitness
    Operating bodybuilding studios for physical fitness
    Operating fitness centers, health clubs and gyms
    Operating swimming pools for physical fitness

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Age Group (15-49)
  • Competition from Substitutes - Offices of All Other Health Practitioners
  • Household Disposable Income
  • Industry Systems and Technology - Professional and Scientific Equipment mfg
  • Key Attitudinal Changes - Health and Fitness
  • Leisure and Recreational Activity - Participation in Sport - Fitness Activities

  • Current Performance
  • Demand drivers
  • Profitability and enterprises
  • Industry challenges
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Table: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Households

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Sporting Goods Wholesaling
  • Sports Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Membership fitness clubs
  • Pay-as-you-go fitness clubs
  • Hotel fitness clubs
  • Chart: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged 19 to 40
  • People aged 41 to 50
  • People under 18
  • People above 50
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Rent and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Will's Fitness CompanyHaosa GroupWellness GroupNirvana Fitness & Spa ClubCSI-Bally Total Fitness
  • Table: Will's Fitness Company - financial performance
  • Table: Haosa Group - financial performance
  • Table: Wellness Group - financial performance
  • Table: Nirvana Fitness & Spa Club - financial performance
  • Table: CSI-Bally Total Fitness - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Total Assets (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Equipment used for aerobic exercise, meant to be used at light to medium intensity for a long period of time, e.g. treadmills, elliptical trainers and stationary bikes.
  • Personal Trainers
  • Individuals who offer one-on-one and small group fitness training. Personal trainers may also provide personalized diet programs.
  • Yoga
  • A physical, mental and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India.
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