Bulking up: The industry has recorded growth, despite competition from new technology

Operators in this industry offer fitness training to individuals or small groups. Personal trainers are typically self-employed, although some work on contract with gyms and fitness studios, leading to a highly fragmented industry with no major players. Typically, personal trainers begin their career path by working in a gym after they obtain their qualifications, as gyms provide clients and high-quality machinery that independent trainers may not be able to access. As they progress in their careers, the majority of personal trainers prefer to turn independent in order to maximise their salary. Demand for the Personal Trainers industry is dependent on discretionary income, meaning performance over the past five years has been widely determined by economic conditions...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£656.3m
Annual Growth 14-19
2.3%
Forecast Growth 19-24
Profit
Employment
23,581
Businesses
22,361
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has capitalised on a number of consumer trends to help fend off competition
  • Higher obesity levels have led to campaigns to increase activity, supporting demand
  • Limitations on physical space are likely to restrict expansion as public areas become more in demand
  • Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

    The industry has reached the mature stage of its life cycle. During the decade through 2023-24, the contribution of the Personal Trainers industry to the economy as measured by industry value added is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 1.3%. The wider economy is expected to grow at a slightly faster rate over the ten-year period of 1.7%, which is an indication of an industry in the mature stage of its life cycle. Concern about health and appearance ensures that personal training remains popular, but demand for the industry's services is expected to slow on the back of economic uncertainty created by the EU referendum result. Consumer confidence fell precipitously in 2016-17 and has been declining in the most recent two years also. Dis...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Personal Trainers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Personal Trainers Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Having a good technical knowledge of the product
  • Membership of an industry organisation
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Personal Trainers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Personal Trainers Industry?

    Operators in this industry offer fitness training to individuals or small groups. They may also provide personalised fitness, health and dietary advice. Personal trainers are typically self-employed, but some are working on contract with gyms and fitness studios.

    Industry Products
  • Independent personal training
  • Personal training in gyms and fitness centres
  • Industry Activities
  • One-on-one training
  • Group training
  • Providing health, fitness and dietary advice
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Sport participation

  • Current Performance
  • Making gains
  • Increasing health consciousness
  • Competition muscling in
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Contracting spaces
  • Future fitness trends
  • Appealing alternatives
  • Fighting fit
  • Table: Personal Trainers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Trainers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Gyms & Fitness Centres
  • Sports Facilities
  • Technical & Vocational Education

  • Products & Services
  • Independent personal training
  • Personal training in gyms and fitness centres
  • Chart: Personal Trainers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 35 and 54
  • People aged 55 or over
  • People aged between 18 and 34
  • People aged under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Trainers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesRentOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Personal Trainers

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Personal Trainers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    There are no major players in this industry. This report includes analysis of other companies.
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Personal Trainers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Personal Trainers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
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