Number of fitness and health clubs worldwide 2009-2017

The statistic shows the total number of health and fitness clubs worldwide from 2009 to 2017. In 2017, there were more than 201 thousand fitness and health clubs worldwide.

Worldwide health clubs - additional information

In 2014, there were over 183,000 health clubs worldwide, a significant increase from the 128,500 in 2009. The majority of the health clubs are located in Latin America with almost 56 thousand fitness centers, of which more than 50 percent can be found in Brazil. Argentina and Mexico also have a significant portion of the total, with almost 15 percent each.

Europe is the region with the second largest amount of health clubs, with more than 51 thousand fitness centers as of 2014. Of these European fitness centers, nearly 8,000 are located in Germany, more than 6,600 of them are in Italy, and about six thousand are located in the UK. Another 40,710 health clubs are in operation in North America of which the majority is located in the United States. The United States is one of the biggest markets in the world in terms of number of clubs and fitness clubs memberships.

Total number of health and fitness clubs worldwide 2009 to 2017*

Number of health clubs in thousands
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Release date

May 2018



Survey time period

2009 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Estimates by industry experts.

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