Total number of memberships at fitness centers / health clubs in the U.S. from 2000 to 2015 (in millions)

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This statistic shows the number of memberships at fitness centers/ health clubs in the United States from 2000 to 2015. In 2014, U.S. fitness centers had a total membership of over 54 million. The U.S. fitness centers market consists of about 34,000 membership-based exercise facilities. Fitness centers are operated as parts of multi-site chains or as single-location entities.

U.S. gym memberships - additional information

The number of fitness center memberships in the United States has steadily increased over the last decade. By 2014, over 54 million people were members of one of the nearly 35 thousand health clubs in the United States. Considering the high number of gym members in the U.S., it is no surprise that North America is the region with the largest membership base for fitness centers in the world. The total fitness center industry revenue in the U.S. amounted to 24 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, almost 90 percent of the region’s total revenue. Europe is the second biggest market for the health club industry, followed by the Asia-Pacific region.

Health club companies from the U.S., such as Life Time Fitness, are among the top five companies in the industry. In terms of revenue, the biggest health club company in the world is Life Time Fitness, with revenues of almost 1.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2014. The company operates 113 facilities worldwide, of which the majority is in the United States. In relation to the number of facilities worldwide, Anytime Fitness is the industry leader with over 2.700 gyms. The company with the most memberships worldwide however is Planet Fitness, which had a total of about six million members in 2014, two million more than the second-placed 24 Hour Fitness USA.

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