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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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

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 lack of large spaces in central locations mean that many gyms are found on the edge of towns, although this is changing slightly as more small gyms and studios are opened on high streets. The distribution of revenue and establishments by region largely follows the spread of population and income across the United Kingdom.

London

London contains the most gyms and fitness centres in the United Kingdom, with 19.7% of industry establishments. The capital is home to the second highest proportion of the population... 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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