Bulking up: Franchises will continue to grow as consumers become more health conscious

The Gym and Fitness Franchises industry has experienced robust gains over the five years to 2018 as a result of growing membership levels and a more health-conscious population. Additionally, to further expand their growing customer base, many industry operators have invested in franchise consultants and regional training. Growth in demand from and cost-cutting measures, such as the adoption of bookkeeping technologies, have helped support strong revenue growth and profit as well. Over the five years to 2023, industry revenue is forecast to continue to grow, due to the proliferation of public health campaigns, boosting demand...purchase to read more.

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

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry is experiencing robust gains as a result of growing membership levels and a more health-conscious population
  • Over the past five years, the proliferation of technology lowered franchise start-up costs
  • Many franchises will form partnerships to benefit from cost synergies
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The Gym & Fitness Franchises industry exhibits medium to high market share concentration. In 2018, franchise units from the top four companies are expected to generate 72.2% of the industry's total revenue. Industry concentration has increased in the past five years, as certain industry operators have experienced rapid, double-digit growth in the number of franchise units, increasing the franchise's system-wide revenue base. For example, the domestic number of Anytime Fitness franchise units rose from 1,837 in 2013 to 2,308 in 2017 (latest data available). As a result, Anytime Fitness has been increasing its market presence in the past five years. Not all industry operators have experienced growth, however. Gol...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry

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

  • Easy access for clients
  • Effective product promotion
  • Provision of appropriate facilities
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Time spent on leisure and sports and Number of adults aged 20 to 64 in the Gym & Fitness Franchises industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry?

    This industry operates franchised fitness establishments and gyms. Franchisees receive branding, marketing, administrative support and training for their franchise. Reports in our Business Franchise collection focus solely on the operation of franchised outlets and exclude nonfranchise 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
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Recreational classes and services
  • Swimming pool and spa services
  • Dance studios
  • Ice rinks, courts and others
  • 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 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

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Participation in sports
  • Yield on 10-year Treasury note

  • Current Performance
  • Health consciousness grips the public
  • Franchise trends
  • Employment and enterprises
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Cost synergies
  • Technology and retention
  • Establishments and wages
  • Table: Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gym & Fitness 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

  • Products & Services
  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Recreational classes and services
  • Ice rinks, courts and others
  • Dance studios
  • Swimming pool and spa services
  • Chart: Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 18 to 34
  • Individuals aged 35 to 49
  • Individuals aged 50 and older
  • Individuals under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and fees
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation, franchise fees and other expenses
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gym & Fitness Franchises

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Anytime Fitness LLC, PFIP LLC, Snap Fitness Inc.,
  • Table: Anytime Fitness LLC - financial performance
  • Table: PFIP LLC - financial performance
  • Table: Snap Fitness Inc. - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gym & Fitness 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 Gym & Fitness Franchises Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Participation in sports (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    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 on core muscle groups.
  • Retention Rate
  • A rate comparing the number of new gym memberships to canceled gym memberships.
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