On the move: Increased disposable income and health awareness will benefit the industry

The Children's Fitness Center Franchises industry has experienced revenue growth over the five years to 2017. Rising per capita disposable income as well as growing awareness of the benefits from exercising regularly, especially in response to a rising childhood obesity rate, have driven demand during the period. Over the next five years, per capita disposable income is forecast to continue to increase, and further drive up demand for franchises, particularly for the under-nine cohort of children. However, external competition from afterschool programs and motion-controlled video games is expected to remain steady over the five years to 2022 as well...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$332m
Annual Growth 12-17
1.6%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
9,840
Businesses
1,140
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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • To help mitigate child obesity, some operators have offered balance, coordination and other additional forms of training
  • franchisees often have difficulty matching competitors’ prices because they are required to pay royalty fees
  • It can be difficult for entering operators to gain market share
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Fitness membershipsIn 2017, fitness memberships make up 65.3% of total revenue. Many children's fitness center franchises offer monthly fitness memberships. For example, industry operator Gymboree Play & Music offers weekly classes that are targeted toward a specific demographic, notably newborns through the age of four. For industry operators that offer fitness memberships, it is vital to tailor classes to a specific age demographic, such as fitness classes that help encourage younger children's development. Over the past five years, this product segment has slightly contracted as a share of revenue...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 our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude non-franchise data. They show the total number of franchise outlets, total franchise revenue and the average profit margin earned by franchisees. Our 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
  • 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 CenterGymboree Play & MusicStretch-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
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Per capita disposable income (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Franchise
  • 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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