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Gyms & Fitness Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Gyms & Fitness Centres Market Research Report | SIC R93.130 | Feb 2016

Trimming the fat: Low-cost gyms are expected to steal demand from luxury operators

IBISWorld’s Gyms & Fitness Centres market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
David Lloyd Leisure Ltd David Lloyd Leisure Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry ran into trouble at the start of the five years through 2015-16. Challenging economic conditions caused some gym goers to cancel their gym membership or opt to exercise independently at no cost. Other gym goers have traded down to a new breed of budget gyms, which do not require long-term contracts and charge less because they only offer basic services. As a result, a number of established industry players suffered from falling membership numbers and have been forced to sell or close gyms. Meanwhile, newer budget operators have done well, attracting the investment to finance further expansion in the next five years. IBISWorld expects industry revenue to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.3% over the five years through 2015-16... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

There are a wide range of gyms and health clubs in the industry that cater to different markets. Examples include traditional gyms, women-only gyms such as Curves, premium full-service health clubs, 24-hour gyms and budget-model gyms. Gyms generally offer their services on a membership basis and require customers to sign a contract of 12 months or longer. As competition in the industry has risen and low-cost, budget operators have entered, clubs have begun offering more flexible options. Some gyms offer more casual memberships without a joining fee that can be renewed monthly. Although these are a convenient option, the monthly rate of these memberships is higher on average than those for long-term contracts... purchase to read more


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What is the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry?

Operators in this industry provide fitness facilities, specifically gyms and health clubs. These organisations typically provide services on a membership basis, and benefits include the use of exercise equipment and weights, personal training, group classes and other club facilities.

Industry Products
Weights and exercise machinesGroup fitness classesPersonal training
Industry Activities
Gym and health club operationProvision and running of fitness and bodybuilding clubs and facilities

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