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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 | May 2014

Trimming the fat: The industry's low-cost gyms are popular with value-conscious customers

IBISWorld’s Gyms & Fitness Centres market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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. Newer budget operators like Pure Gym, meanwhile, 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 SWOT Analysis Chapter

The industry is in the mature phase of its life cycle with industry value added estimated to increase at a compound annual rate of 1.4% over the 10 years through 2019-20. This compares with average GDP growth of 2.1% over the same period. After a long period of growth, growth has slowed in the industry during the last five years as the economic downturn led people to cancel memberships and visit their gyms less frequently. The industry has consolidated recently, with some major companies expanding their market share by buying up smaller chains and independent gyms.

There is now a wide range of gyms and health clubs offering a great diversity of services and membership options that cater to individual needs... 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 trainingSales of food, drink, clothing and equipment
 
Industry Activities
Gym and health club operationProvision and running of fitness and bodybuilding clubs and facilities


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