Gyms & Fitness Centres in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Gyms & Fitness Centres Market Research Report | SIC R93.130 | Dec 2013

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
Bannatyne Group Bannatyne Group market share
David Lloyd Leisure Ltd David Lloyd Leisure Ltd market share
Virgin Active Ltd Virgin Active Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
Purchase to read more
Purchase to read more
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry has run into trouble during the past five years. During the previous decade, the industry went from strength to strength as rising concern for health and supportive economic conditions underpinned strong growth in revenue and establishment numbers. Since 2008-09, however, consumers have focused on their economic concerns, so many have chosen to cancel their gym membership and exercise independently at no cost. Other gymgoers 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 and been forced to sell or close gyms... 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 by region largely follows the spread of gross value added and, to a lesser extent, income. London is home to about 12.4% of the UK population, but accounts for an estimated 29.1% of total industry revenue. The difference can be explained by higher average incomes, allowing gyms to charge greater premiums and sell more value-added services such as personal training... purchase to read more


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

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

View Sample
Select Clients