Gyms & Fitness Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

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Gyms & Fitness Centres Market Research Report | SIC R93.130 | Oct 2014

Fighting fit: Operators work out how to attract consumers by developing 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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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 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 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

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Gyms and fitness centres are largely concentrated in urban areas. These areas can support more clubs because the population density is higher and there are fewer alternative exercise options in an urban environment. The distribution of revenue and establishments by region largely follows the spread of population and income across the United Kingdom.


London contains the most gyms and fitness centres in the United Kingdom, with 18.9% of industry establishments. The capital is home to the highest proportion of the population. Londoners are more likely to have people with higher average incomes, be more health conscious and work longer hours than other regions. High population density and a lack of open spaces also makes London suitable for a high number of gyms... 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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