Leading fitness centers in the Netherlands 2018, by number of clubs

As of 2018, Basic-Fit had in total 152 fitness centers in the Netherlands in 2018 and was ranked first in terms of number of clubs. SportCity/Fit for Free had roughly 110 fitness clubs, whereas Anytime Fitness had 60 centers in the Netherlands. Basic-Fit is a large fitness company in the Benelux, with many fitness centers across the three countries. As of 2017, Basic-Fit saw the revenue amount to approximately 112 million euros in the Netherlands, whereas the company reached a total revenue of 117.4 and nine million euros in Belgium and Luxembourg, respectively.

Being fit the leading motivation to do sports

Looking at the sports participation by education level, 68 percent of the individuals with a higher education did sports four times or more per month in February 2019, a slight decrease compared to the previous month. The sports participation of respondents with a middle or lower education increased in February 2019 (67 and 66 percent). In 2018, the leading motivation to do sports is being fit. According to a survey held on the motivations to do sports, 75 percent of the respondents said that health was their main motivation, whereas roughly 40 percent indicated fun/relaxation was a motivation to do sports.

Fitness the most practiced sport

Fitness was the most practiced sport in the Netherlands in 2018. 20 percent of the respondents surveyed on sports participation indicated to practice fitness individually (inside). 16 percent mentioned to do hiking, whereas ten percent cited to do swimming and running/jogging.

Leading fitness centers in the Netherlands in 2018, by number of clubs

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January 2019



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