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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

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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 planning 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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