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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 | Oct 2014

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

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
Virgin Active Ltd Virgin Active Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£2bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.8%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Profit
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Employment
38,885
Businesses
1,565
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 Key Buyers Chapter

The industry has a low level of concentration and the top four players are estimated to account for 18.6% of industry revenue in 2014-15. 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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