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

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
Virgin Active Ltd Virgin Active Ltd market share
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 Products Chapter

There are a wide range of gyms and health clubs in the industry that cater to different markets. Examples include traditional gyms, women-only gyms such as Curves, premium full-service health clubs, 24-hour gyms and budget-model gyms. Gyms generally offer their services on a membership basis and require customers to sign a contract of 12 months or longer. As competition in the industry has risen and low-cost, budget operators have entered, clubs have begun offering more flexible options. Some gyms offer more casual memberships without a joining fee that can be renewed from month to month. Although these are a convenient option, the monthly rate of these memberships is higher on average than those for long-term contracts. These pricing structures are a proven formula for fitness clubs... 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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