Breaking a sweat: Rising health concerns and incentives from businesses will increase demand

The Gym, Health and Fitness Clubs industry has strengthened as a result of consumer trends and the proliferation of public health campaigns advocating health improvement and fighting obesity-related health ailments. With the adult obesity rate expected to rise over the five years to 2017, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) has increasingly stressed the merits of fitness regimens and healthy lifestyle choices. Despite per capita disposable income rising over the five-year period, many consumers have remained wary of discretionary expenditures, including gym and health club memberships. As a result, small-scale gyms with few amenities have fared well during the period, as many Canadians prefer boutique gyms with local clientele...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$3bn
Annual Growth 12-17
2.3%
Forecast Growth 17-22
Profit
Employment
54,210
Businesses
6,950
Market Share of Companies

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Businesses hoping to boost productivity give incentives for health club memberships
  • Increasingly sedentary lifestyles across all demographics have prompted demand
  • Population growth and demographic changes will stimulate industry revenue
  • Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

    Membership feesMembership fees are anticipated to account for 61.9% of industry revenue in 2017. As many gym, health and fitness clubs have increasingly offered memberships on a month-by-month contractual basis, this trend has made it easier for consumers to cancel their membership, thus cutting into sales volumes from membership fees. Further exacerbating this trend, many gyms have competed on the basis of price, thus inciting many industry operators to lower their membership fees to attract consumers. Overall, this product segment has grown over the past five years despite these trends because annual or biannual membership fees are often offered at a discount compared to monthly or biweekly offers. Con...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Effective product promotion
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Leisure time in the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry?

    This industry operates fitness and recreational sports facilities that feature exercise and other active physical fitness conditioning or recreational sports activities, such as swimming, skating or racquet sports. Operators are also involved in facilities management and fitness instruction.

    Industry Products
  • Amusement and recreation services
  • Fitness and recreational membership fees
  • Fitness and recreational admissions
  • Athletic instruction
  • Personal training services
  • Meals and beverages
  • Spa services
  • Industry Activities
  • Operating aerobic dance and exercise centres
  • Operating athletic club facilities for physical fitness
  • Operating body building studios for physical fitness
  • Operating fitness centres, health clubs and gyms
  • Operating recreational sports club facilities
  • Operating ice or roller skating rinks
  • Operating spas
  • Operating squash, racquetball or tennis clubs
  • Operating swimming pools
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Leisure time
  • Number of adults aged 20 to 64
  • Adult obesity rate

  • Current Performance
  • Health club membership growth
  • Enterprises and employment
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Expanding markets
  • Establishments and employees
  • Table: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers in Canada

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Athletic & Sporting Goods Manufacturing in Canada
  • Heating & Air-Conditioning Contractors in Canada
  • Plumbing in Canada

  • Products & Services
  • Fitness and recreational membership fees
  • Other
  • Personal training services
  • Amusement and recreation services
  • Fitness and recreational admissions
  • Athletic instruction
  • Meals and beverages
  • Spa services
  • Chart: Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged 55 and older
  • Consumers aged 35 to 54
  • Consumers aged 18 to 34
  • Consumers aged 17 and under
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitWagesPurchasesRent and utilitiesDepreciation and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    GoodLife Fitness,
  • Table: GoodLife Fitness - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs 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 Gym, Health & Fitness Clubs Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Adult Obesity Rate (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Baby Boomer
  • A person born between 1946 and 1960, accounting for a major proportion of the population.
  • Cardiovascular Equipment
  • Equipment used for aerobic exercise, meant to be used at light to medium intensity for a long period of time, e.g. treadmills, elliptical trainers and stationary bikes.
  • Pilates
  • A physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates with a focus on the strength and endurance on core muscle groups.
  • Retention Rate
  • A rate comparing the number of new gym memberships to canceled gym memberships.
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