Health club industry: Worldwide revenue by region 2009-2017

This graph depicts the total revenue of the global health club industry by region from 2009 to 2017. The total revenue generated by the health club industry in Latin America amounted to just over 6 billion U.S. dollars in 2017.

Health club industry worldwide - additional information

The global health club industry revenue reached 84.3 billion U.S. dollars in 2014, a significant increase compared to the previous year and the highest figure to-date. Of this total, 35 billion U.S. dollars was generated in Europe and a further 26.8 billion U.S. dollars in North America. Africa and the Middle East have the smallest share of market – 2.18 billion U.S. dollars of the health club industry revenue was generated in this region.

The United States is one of the largest markets for the fitness center industry, with more than 34 thousand fitness centers operating in the country as of 2014. Brazil, the main market in Latin America, is home to the second largest amount of health clubs in the world with over 30,000 centers. In Europe, Germany has the highest number of fitness clubs, followed by Italy and the United Kingdom. The UK is the most lucrative European market though, with over 6.7 billion U.S. dollars in revenue.

As of 2014, Life Time Fitness is the biggest health club company worldwide based on its revenue of nearly 1.3 billion U.S. dollars. Its closest competitor, Virgin Active, generated just over one billion U.S. dollars in revenues over the same time period.

Worldwide health club industry revenue by region from 2009 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)*

EuropeNorth AmericaAsia-PacificAsiaAustraliaLatin AmericaSouth AmericaAfrica & Middle EastAfrica
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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

2009 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Figures have been rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.
** For 2012 the reported geographical regions were changed.

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