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 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.

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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. 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

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Gyms have always been both labour and capital intensive, and both the complexity of fitness equipment and the numbers of personal trainers have gradually increased over the past decade. These are the two strongest points of differentiation when gym location is removed. This means that the cost outlay for the average fitness centre is relatively similar for equipment and labour over a year. For every £1.00 spent on capital requirements, £2.72 is spent on staff wages.

Capital requirements include the cost of fitness equipment, buildings, furniture and computers. The best-performing fitness centres have a wide range of equipment catering to different workout styles and goals... 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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