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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 | Nov 2016

Slimming down: Revenue growth slows as more consumers opt for budget gyms

IBISWorld’s Gyms & Fitness Centres market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Bannatyne Fitness Ltd Bannatyne Fitness Ltd market share
Dave Whelan Sports Ltd Dave Whelan Sports Ltd market share
David Lloyd Leisure Ltd David Lloyd Leisure Ltd market share
Pure Gym Ltd Pure Gym Ltd market share
Virgin Active Ltd Virgin Active Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Low-cost gyms are increasing competition and slowing industry revenue and profit growth
  • Mergers and acquisition activity has increased with rising competition
  • Budget and high-end centres are expected to continue to push out middle-market operators
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Gyms and Fitness Centres industry covers the operation of gyms and health and fitness clubs, which include personal training services offered through a gym but not the activities of independent personal trainers. Gyms generally offer their services on a membership basis and require customers to sign a contract. Gyms can be broadly classified as low-market, mid-market and high-market based on the price of their memberships and the facilities they offer. Despite the presence of several large players in the industry, there are still many small independent gyms operating across the United Kingdom. However, mergers and acquisitions between operators have occurred in recent years, indicating that the structure of the industry is changing... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

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 operators' equipment and labour costs are both significant. For every £1.00 spent on capital requirements, an estimated £2.25 is spent on 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. The.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Superior financial management and debt management
  • Having a loyal customer base
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Health consciousness in the Gyms & Fitness Centres industry impact industry performance... 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

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real household disposable income
  • Health consciousness
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Sport participation
  • Current Performance
  • Budget gyms get stronger
  • Merger and acquisition activity
  • In good shape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Continuing to see changes
  • Fighting fit
  • Outside pressures
  • Trying to stay connected
  • Table: Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Dietetic Food Manufacturing
  • Juice, Mineral Water & Soft Drink Wholesaling
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturing
  • Sports & Recreation Education
  • Products & Services
  • Weights and exercise machines
  • Group fitness classes
  • Personal training
  • Other
  • Chart: Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • People aged between 25 and 44 years
  • People aged between 45 and 64 years
  • People aged between 16 and 24 years
  • People aged 65 years and over
  • People aged 15 years and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Depreciation
  • Purchases
  • Rent
  • Utilities
  • Marketing
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gyms & Fitness Centres
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Virgin Active Ltd
    David Lloyd Leisure Ltd
    Pure Gym Ltd
    Dave Whelan Sports Ltd
    Bannatyne Fitness Ltd
  • Table: Virgin Active Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: David Lloyd Leisure Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Pure Gym Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Dave Whelan Sports Ltd - financial performance
  • Table: Bannatyne Fitness Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Gyms & Fitness Centres Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
  • Cardiovascular training or aerobics.
  • Membership Churn
  • Gyms and health clubs sign up thousands of new members each year, yet lose many of these within six months, resulting in flat membership growth.
  • Yoga
  • A system of physical, mental and spiritual exercises that originated in ancient India.
  • Zumba
  • A combination of dance and aerobics that has become popular in recent years.

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