Fitness Centers Industry Profile

Report Page Length: 10-12
Last Quarterly Update: 9/14/2020
SIC Codes: 7991, 7997
NAICS Codes: 71394
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Companies in this industry operate fitness and recreational sports facilities that offer fitness equipment, exercise classes, swimming pools, and fitness instruction services. Major companies include LA Fitness, 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, Gold's Gym, Planet Fitness, Life Time Fitness, and Town Sports International (all based in the US), along with Fitness First and Virgin Active (both based in the UK), Konami Sports Club (Japan), and McFit (Germany).

Worldwide, fitness centers generate about $95 billion in annual revenue, according to the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). More than 210,000 fitness clubs across the globe attract about 183 million members. The top three markets by revenue are the US, Germany, and the UK.

The US industry includes about 36,500 fitness and recreation center establishments (single-location companies and units of multi-location companies) with combined annual revenue of about $33 billion.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Demand is partly linked to income levels and partly to market demographics. The profitability of individual companies depends on good marketing. Large companies have economies of scale in advertising and in buying equipment. Small companies can compete effectively if they have favorable locations or meet customer demands for personalized service and friendly atmosphere. The industry is fragmented in the US: the 50 largest companies account for about a third of revenue.

Commercial gyms and fitness centers face competition from traditional nonprofit facilities, like YMCAs and community centers, as well as in-house ...

 
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