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Number of members in health and fitness clubs worldwide by region from 2009 to 2016 (in millions)*

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Total number of members of health/fitness clubs worldwide 2009-2016, by region This graph depicts the total number of members in health and fitness clubs worldwide by region from 2009 to 2016. In Europe, an estimated 56.87 million people were members of health and fitness clubs in 2016.
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A total of 144.68 million people worldwide were members of a health club in 2014, a figure that has steadily increased the last few years up from a 120 million health club members in 2009. The number of gyms worldwide has also risen from 128,500 in 2009 to 183,920 in 2014. As a result, the global revenue of the fitness center industry has increased to over 84 billion U.S. dollars in the same year, about 17 billion dollars more than the 2009 sum.

North America is the leading world region within the health club industry with a membership of almost 60 million. The vast majority of North American health club members – 54.1 million out of almost 60 million – is located in the U.S. The country is also a leading market of the health club industry, with estimated revenues of more than 26 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

Even though North America leads the industry in terms of health club memberships, Europe and Latin America have significant presences in the industry. Led by the UK, Europe ranks second both in memberships and number of health clubs, and first in revenue. Latin America is the region that has the highest number of health clubs. Within the region, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are major markets for the industry.
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This graph depicts the total number of members in health and fitness clubs worldwide by region from 2009 to 2016. In Europe, an estimated 56.87 million people were members of health and fitness clubs in 2016.
Health club membership by region - additional information

A total of 144.68 million people worldwide were members of a health club in 2014, a figure that has steadily increased the last few years up from a 120 million health club members in 2009. The number of gyms worldwide has also risen from 128,500 in 2009 to 183,920 in 2014. As a result, the global revenue of the fitness center industry has increased to over 84 billion U.S. dollars in the same year, about 17 billion dollars more than the 2009 sum.

North America is the leading world region within the health club industry with a membership of almost 60 million. The vast majority of North American health club members – 54.1 million out of almost 60 million – is located in the U.S. The country is also a leading market of the health club industry, with estimated revenues of more than 26 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.

Even though North America leads the industry in terms of health club memberships, Europe and Latin America have significant presences in the industry. Led by the UK, Europe ranks second both in memberships and number of health clubs, and first in revenue. Latin America is the region that has the highest number of health clubs. Within the region, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina are major markets for the industry.
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Release date
May 2017
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Worldwide
Survey time period
2009 to 2016
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* Estimates by industry experts.
** The reported geographical regions were changed for 2012 figures.

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