Gyms & Fitness Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

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Gyms & Fitness Centres Market Research Report | SIC R93.130 | Feb 2015

Keeping fit: Operators work out how to attract custom by developing more budget gyms

IBISWorld’s Gyms & Fitness Centres market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
David Lloyd Leisure Ltd David Lloyd Leisure Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry has run into trouble during the past five years. Challenging economic conditions have led 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, established players like Fitness First and LA Fitness have suffered from falling membership numbers and have been forced to sell or close gyms. Meanwhile, newer budget operators like Pure Gym 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 0.8% over the five years through 2014-15... purchase to read more

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The barriers to entering the Gyms and Fitness Centres industry are moderate. The industry has a medium degree of concentration and a high level of competition, which combined will deter some entrants. The brand names and networks built up by the larger players are a point of competitive advantage, with large firms benefiting from scale economies. New entrants generally need to invest money and time to persuade potential clients to shift away from these existing trade names.

In urban markets, barriers to entry include zoning laws and a shortage of appropriate real estate. Gyms must have convenient access in order to attract members, and so securing leases on high profile locations is important to their success... 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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