U.S. fitness center revenue– additional information
The global health club industry was worth just over 84 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, rising from 67.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2009. Europe ranks first in terms of health club industry revenue, with just under 35 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. The UK is the biggest European market, accounting for more than 6.7 billion U.S dollars, with Germany contributing a further 6.2 billion U.S. dollars. Led by the U.S., North America is the second largest region, with over 26 billion U.S. dollars in revenue which has grown steadily over the last decade or so. The membership at fitness clubs in the U.S. has also increased in the same time frame, growing from 32.8 million to 54.1 million.
Life Time Fitness, a chain that operates both in the U.S. and in Canada, is the biggest health club company in the world. In 2014, the company reported more than 1.2 billion U.S. dollars in revenue, and a membership of more than 68 thousand. Virgin Active, a chain of health clubs with presences in various countries such as South Africa, Italy and the UK, is the second largest health club company in the world, with over one billion U.S. dollars in revenue in 2014.