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Personal Trainers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Personal Trainers Market Research Report | SIC UK0.027 | Apr 2017

Working out: Despite increasing external competition, rising demand supports growth

IBISWorld’s Personal Trainers 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
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 13-18
Annual Growth 18-23
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Growth has been moderate as consumers have traded down from full-service to budget gyms
  • The rise of non-contract budget gyms, has weighed on industry revenue growth
  • Council investments in fitness equipment for public use could expand the range of activities trainers can offer clients
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Personal Trainers industry is highly fragmented, populated by owner-operators. 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. Personal trainers working at gyms are required to pay operation fees to their host venues. This is usually paid either as a percentage from each session or as a flat monthly rental fee. As they progress in their careers, the majority of personal trainers prefer to turn independent in order to maximise their salary.

The industry is expected to perform well over the five years through 2017-18, with revenue forecast to rise at compound annual rate of 2.9% over the period, to total £634.9... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

Business locations in this industry are based on individual personal trainers. The geographic concentration of personal trainers is heavily influenced by the locations of gyms and fitness centres, which are themselves centred around population hubs. Income levels in different geographic regions are also relevant because the industry’s services are highly discretionary.

London and the South East

London and the South East are expected to represent the two largest concentrations of personal trainers in the United Kingdom, with a combined share of 36.1%. As densely populated, urban regions where salaries are high, these areas have plenty of ideal clients for personal trainers. Lon.. 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... purchase to read more


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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 trainingPersonal training in gyms and fitness centres
    Industry Activities
    One-on-one trainingGroup trainingProviding health, fitness and dietary advice

    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
  • Making gains
  • In good shape
  • Budget competition
  • Competitive pressures
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Contracting spaces
  • Future developments
  • Online threats
  • Fighting fit
  • Table: Personal Trainers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Personal Trainers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    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 35 to 54
  • People aged 55 or over
  • People aged 18 to 34
  • People aged under 18
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Personal Trainers Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Other 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
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    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
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Personal Trainers Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Free Weights
  • A weight whose motion is not constrained by external apparatus.
  • Spinning
  • An indoor group exercise session in which participants cycle on stationary exercise bikes at varying levels of intensity and resistance.
  • Wearables
  • Electronics that can be worn on the body that either connect to the internet or to a mobile phone or computer.
  • Zumba
  • A dance fitness programme that combines Latin and international music.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Personal Trainers market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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