Fit and trim: Rising disposable income and new health initiatives have strengthened industry revenue

IBISWorld’s industry research report on Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California can be used to help you understand the industry’s market size, growth potential and major companies. Five-year forecasts provide insight into the industry’s prospects, so you can make decisions with confidence. This information is perfectly suited to informing your business plans, pitch books, benchmarking and SWOT analysis.


Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As industry demand surged, smaller operators entered to cater to a niche market
  • The industry has benefited from various public health initiatives focusing on the importance of exercise
  • Demographic changes will present new growth opportunities and revenue streams for the industry

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Home to six of the fittest cities in the country and a birthplace of some of the most popular fitness trends, California has experienced an influx of gyms and fitness centers emerging throughout the state over the five years to 2017. The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry has benefited from a wide diversity of fitness fanatics and outdoor enthusiasts in California, who have boosted foot traffic into industry establishments. The industry's landscape has also undergone transformation as industry players have been catering their services to a local market. A growing preference for easily accessible, smaller gyms with specific fitness programs, such as Pilates studios and boxing gyms, has spurred growth in boutique gyms...

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    Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

    Although industry operators are spread out across the state, the vast majority of gym, health and fitness clubs is primarily concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, San Diego Area and Orange County. On the county level, Los Angeles County alone accounts for about 23.4% of total industry establishments and 26.0% of the state's total population. While Los Angeles County holds the highest number of industry establishments, Santa Clara County has the highest share of gyms and fitness centers per capita.


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    Additional Insights for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California Industry

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

  • Easy access for clients
  • Effective product promotion
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per Capita Disposable Income in California and Number of Adults Aged 20 to 64 in California in the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California 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 fees
    Guest admission sales
    Athletic instruction (excluding personal training services)
    Spa services
    Personal training services
    Merchandise sales
    Meals and beverages
    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 recreational sports club facilities
    Operating ice or roller skating rinks
    Operating spas
    Operating squash, racquetball or tennis clubs
    Operating swimming pools

    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
  • Per Capita Disposable Income in California
  • Number of Adults Aged 20 to 64 in California
  • Healthy eating index
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Number of Adults Aged 65 and Older in California

  • Current Performance
  • Getting in shape
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Catering to new demographics
  • Changing industry landscape
  • Table: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California Industry Revenue Outlook

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

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Gym & Exercise Equipment Manufacturing
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors
  • Plumbers
  • Steam & Air-Conditioning Supply

  • Products & Services
  • Membership fees
  • Other
  • Personal training services
  • Guest admission sales
  • Athletic instruction (excluding personal training services)
  • Meals and beverages
  • Merchandise sales
  • Spa services
  • Chart: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 34 and younger
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California Industry

  • Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California

  • Basis of Competition
  • External competition

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

  • Major Companies
    24 Hour Fitness USA Inc.Fitness International LLCEquinox Holdings Inc.Gold’s Gym International Inc.Planet Fitness Inc.Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Table: 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Fitness International LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Equinox Holdings Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Gold’s Gym International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Planet Fitness Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: Ultimate Fighting Championship - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs in California 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 in California Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Healthy Eating Index (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Baby Boomer
  • A person born between 1946 and 1964 accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • 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.
  • Pilates
  • A physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates with a focus on the strength and endurance of core muscle groups.
  • Retention Rate
  • A rate comparing the number of new gym memberships to canceled gym memberships.
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