Gyms & Fitness Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Fighting fit: Demand should strengthen as buoyant consumer conditions encourage spending

The Gyms & Fitness Centres market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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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 Investment Chapter

Gyms have always been both labour and capital intensive, and both the complexity of fitness equipment and the numbers of personal trainers have gradually increased over the past decade. These are the two strongest points of differentiation when gym location is removed. This means that operators' equipment and labour costs are both significant. For every £1.00 spent on capital requirements, an estimated £2.48 is spent on wages.

Capital requirements include the cost of fitness equipment, buildings, furniture and computers. The best-performing fitness centres have a wide range of equipment catering to different workout styles and goals... 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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