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Gyms & Fitness Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Working out: Buoyant consumer conditions encourage people to spend on membership

IBISWorld’s Gyms & Fitness Centres market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
David Lloyd Leisure Ltd David Lloyd Leisure Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 11-16
1.3%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Profit
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Employment
39,585
Businesses
1,573
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry ran into trouble in relatively recent times. 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 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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration and the top four players are estimated to account for 20.6% of industry revenue in 2015-16. Despite the presence of several very large players, there are still many small independent gyms operating across the United Kingdom. These gyms serve their local areas and tend to employ fewer than five people. The larger players in the industry have numerous locations throughout the United Kingdom, but small players are generally independently owned and operate in just one or two regions. There is a trend for larger companies to expand their operations to improve economies of scale.

Franchising has proven an effective method of expanding and the growth of franchises has contributed to rising concentration... 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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