Building muscle: Demand will continue to grow as public health concerns mount

The Personal Trainers industry has experienced steady growth over the five years to 2017, fueled by rising demand for weight-loss services and greater interest in customized workout regimes. Additionally, specialized group classes, which are typically offered at a lower price per person than individual sessions, have remained a steady source of income for trainers; these group sessions are typically more lucrative for personal trainers. Rising disposable income over the next five years will enable a greater share of consumers to spend on higher-priced personal training sessions. Moreover, the percentage of Americans who are overweight or obese is expected to increase over the five years to 2022, fostering greater demand for industry services...purchase to read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$9bn
Annual Growth 12-17
3.2%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
599,992
Businesses
577,041
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As per capita disposable income has increased and the unemployment rate has fallen, demand for personal trainers has steadily grown
  • Youth personal training represents an emerging opportunity for gym and fitness clubs
  • The amount of time available to consumers for leisure activities is expected to grow sluggishly
  • Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

    Overall, the Personal Trainers industry has relatively low barriers to entry, and operators are entering the industry due to rising demand for weight loss and overall fitness methods. The industry requires a low level of initial capital investment. Typically, operators need to invest in stability balls, barbells, dumbbells, foam rollers, resistance tubing, balance equipment and medicine balls. However, the majority of equipment used by personal trainers is relatively inexpensive and portable. There are few requirements for personal trainers to enter the industry. Typically, personal trainers must become certified; there are more than 70 certifying organizations available for personal trainers. Two...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Trainers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Trainers Industry are

  • Ability to effectively communicate and negotiate
  • Receiving the benefits of word of mouth recommendations
  • Easy access for clients
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Time spent on leisure and sports in the Personal Trainers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Trainers Industry?

    This industry includes individuals who offer one-on-one and small-group fitness training. Personal trainers may also provide personalized diet programs. Personal trainers are typically employed by gyms, fitness studios and hospitals, or they are self-employed. Large-group instructors and professional athletic trainers are not included as part of this industry.

    Industry Products
  • Fitness center services
  • In-home (self-employed) services
  • Industry Activities
  • Exercise instruction
  • Exercise demonstration
  • Diet instruction
  • Fitness consultation
  • 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
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Participation in sports
  • Healthy eating index

  • Current Performance
  • Health and wealth
  • Shifting landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Making a niche
  • Industry landscape
  • Table: Personal Trainers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Trainers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Hospitals
  • Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Gym & Exercise Equipment Manufacturing

  • Products & Services
  • Fitness center services
  • Other
  • In-home (self-employed) services
  • Chart: Personal Trainers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 35 to 44
  • Individuals aged 45 to 54
  • Individuals aged 18 to 34
  • Individuals aged 55 to 64
  • Individuals aged 65 and older
  • Individuals under the age of 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Trainers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Trainers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Trainers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Trainers 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 Personal Trainers 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
    Body Mass Index (Bmi)
  • A measure of body weight based on a person's weight and height, which is used to estimate a healthy body weight based on a person's height.
  • Resistance Training
  • Exercises that aim to increase muscle strength and endurance by doing repetitive exercises with weights, weight machines, or resistance bands.
  • Retention Rate
  • The percentage of the total number of customers who continued their services compared to the number of clients who cancelled.
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