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Personal Trainers in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Personal Trainers Market Research Report | SIC UK0.027 | Apr 2016

In good shape: The industry has grown relatively strongly despite increasing competition

IBISWorld’s Personal Trainers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Personal Trainers industry was affected by the economic downturn and growth since the start of the period, driven by continued public concerns over health and appearance, has therefore been from a relatively depressed base. Consumers continued to trade down from full-service gyms, which promote and provide facilities for personal trainers, to budget gyms that are not often affiliated with industry operators. Personal trainers have faced rising competition from other sport and fitness activities, including branded group classes such as Zumba and spinning.

The industry is highly fragmented and dominated by owner-operators... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Personal Trainers industry is highly fragmented because the vast majority of industry operators are self-employed. Although some trainers are affiliated with gyms and brands, more often than not, they remain self-employed and pay fees to these organisations on a monthly or per-session basis. However, there are exceptions. For example, Virgin Active has become more dominant by employing personal trainers as fully paid members of staff. However, this model is not widespread enough to justify a noticeable increase in concentration. The countervailing trend towards low-cost gyms has helped keep concentration capped. These budget fitness centres provide no-frills access to gym equipment, so personal training is not a perfect fit in this environment. Som.. 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 employed by 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

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