On the move: Demand for the industry continues to increase, but competition constrains profit

The Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry has fared well over the five years to 2018, driven by rising per capita disposable income and growing awareness of child obesity. To help mitigate child obesity, some children's fitness center franchises have offered balance, coordination and other forms of training. However, franchises have contended with rising external competition, notably from afterschool programs, child athletic programs and child daycare programs, thus limiting revenue growth opportunities. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to grow at an annualized rate of 1.4% to $443.9 million. During the outlook period, the industry is slated to benefit from a strong macroeconomic climate and positive demographic trends...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Forecast Growth 18-23

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • To help mitigate child obesity, some operators have offered balance, coordination and other forms of training
  • Franchisees have pursued global opportunities as the domestic market becomes increasingly competitive
  • The industry has reached moderate saturation
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. IBISWorld estimates that for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators will spend $0.28 on capital investment. Capital investment is mainly in fitness equipment, buildings, vehicles, furniture and computers. Over the past five years, capital intensity has remained relatively flat; in 2013, for every dollar spent on wages, industry operators also spent $0.25 on capital investment. While industry operators have been able to mitigate capital costs by renting equipment and space, the industry still incurred capital costs from investing in automation, such as surveillance and the latest technologies to attract consumers...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Effective product promotion
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and External competition in the Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry?

    This industry operates franchised fitness and recreational sports facilities for children aged 18 and younger. Reports in IBISWorld’s Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and excludes non-franchise data. They show the total number of franchise outlets, total franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. The reports also highlight the largest franchisors by market share.

    Industry Products
  • Child care services
  • Amusement and recreational services
  • Fitness memberships
  • Athletic instruction and personal trainers
  • Spa services
  • Meals and other resale
  • Industry Activities
  • Managing indoor playgrounds and gymnastics centers
  • Providing gymnastics instruction
  • Providing dance instruction
  • Providing swimming instruction
  • Providing additional children's fitness activities instruction
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • External competition
  • Number of children aged nine and younger
  • Participation in sports
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Franchise vulnerability
  • Awareness of childhood obesity
  • Fighting competition
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expansion of products and services
  • Franchise operations
  • Employment and profitability
  • Table: Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • 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
  • Fitness memberships
  • Athletic instruction and personal trainers
  • Amusement and recreational services
  • Meals and other resale
  • Child care services
  • Spa services
  • Chart: Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 10 and younger
  • Individuals aged 11 to 13
  • Individuals aged 14 to 17
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Children's Fitness Center Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    The Little Gym International Inc., My Gym Children's Fitness Center, Gymboree Play & Music, Stretch-n-Grow International Inc.,
  • Table: The Little Gym International Inc. - financial performance
  • Table: My Gym Children's Fitness Center - financial performance
  • Table: Gymboree Play & Music - financial performance
  • Table: Stretch-n-Grow International Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

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

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Children's Fitness Center Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Per capita disposable income (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • A form of business that operates under a contract agreement and usually pays a business organization a fee to operate under the franchiser's trade name.
  • Franchisee
  • The party in a franchising agreement that purchases the rights and brands of the franchisor to open a branch.
  • Franchisor
  • A company that permits an individual to operate a location or locations of their business.
  • Royalty Fee
  • An annual fee charged to a franchisee by a parent company for ongoing services and support.
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